REV. DR. ROLAND DE VRIES
Director, Montreal School of Theology and Principal of the Presbyterian College
Contact: (514) 288-5256 ext.209 | [email protected]
B.A. (Guelph), M.Div. (The Presbyterian College), S.T.M. (McGill), Ph.D. (McGill)
Dr. De Vries joined the faculty of Presbyterian College as Director of Pastoral Studies in July, 2015. The Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries is a gifted and able pastor of The Presbyterian Church in Canada with a record of effective congregational ministry and with experience in education. He has been the minister of two congregations, helping them to engage in various forms of renewal. As Director of Pastoral Studies Dr De Vries’ interest is in the formation of ministers through the integration of academic theology with the practice of ministry and growth in personal Christian character. He oversees the field education program and teaches in areas such as preaching, worship, congregational leadership, and the theology and practice of ministry. Dr. De Vries has a deep commitment to the wellbeing of Christ’s church and to the formation of ministers who are able to serve faithfully, competently, and imaginatively within a congregational setting. His primary interest is in the missional identity of the church and the relationship between the gospel and culture.