Faculty

REV. DR. JESSE ZINK
Director, Montreal School of Theology, Principal, Montreal Diocesan Theological College

Contact: (514) 849-3004 ext.222 | jessezink@montrealdio.ca

BA (Acadia), M.A. (Chicago), M. Div. (Yale), PhD (Cambridge)

The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink has been principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College since August 2017. He oversees the life of the college, represents the college to its partners and the broader church, and teaches courses on mission and Anglicanism. He is the author of three books about theology, mission, and the world church, including Backpacking through the Anglican Communion: A Search for Unity (2014) and A Faith for the Future (2016), as well as numerous articles about global Anglicanism and church history. His doctoral research focused on the growth and development of the church in South Sudan during civil war in the 1980s and 1990s. Baptized in Canada and confirmed and ordained in the United States, he has worked in the Anglican Church of South Africa and the Church of England before his arrival in Montreal. Prior to ordination, he spent time variously as a DJ, a news reporter, and an ambulance driver.

REV. DR. DALE WOODS
Principal of the Presbyterian College

Contact: (514) 288-5256 ext. 201 | dwoods@presbyteriancollege.ca

B.A. (U. Alberta), M.A. Theology (Regent College, Vancouver), M.Div. (VST), D.Min. (Luther Sem., St. Paul, MN)

Dr. Dale Woods came to Presbyterian College in 2008 as Director of Pastoral Studies after almost fourteen years as senior minister at First Presbyterian Church, Brandon, M.B. In 2005 he completed his D. Min from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. His thesis was on the role of elders in congregational change. Dr. Woods’ main focus has been in the area of congregational change and revitalization. He has consulted with numerous congregations and presbyteries and has been the guest speaker in a variety of settings. He teaches the congregational leadership course in the In Ministry Year and continues to explore the relationship between leadership, spirituality and renewal.

REV. MAYLANNE MAYBEE
Interim Principal of the United Theological College

Contact: 514-849-2042 ext. 201 | mmaybee@utc.ca

B. A. (University of Toronto), Dip. Theol., Cert. Ed. (Oxon), M. Div., Honorary D.D. (Trinity College, Toronto)

Maylanne Maybee began as Interim Principal of the United Theological College in August 2018 for a three-year term.  She previously served as Principal of the Centre for Christian Studies in Winnipeg, Manitoba and as coordinator for mission and eco-justice for the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in Toronto.   She has authored many articles on the ministry of diakonia and edited All Who Minister: New Ways of Serving God’s People, a compendium of case studies in innovative models of congregational ministry.

REV. DR. KAREN L. EGAN
Director of Pastoral Studies, Montreal Diocesan Theological College

Contact: (514) 849-3004 ext. 227 | karen.egan.2013@gmail.com

M.Sc., M.L.S., S.T.M., M.Div., D.Min.

Originally trained as a chemist, the Rev. Dr. Karen Egan was called into the church and began training for ordination as her youngest child was in elementary school. She completed her M.Div. and S.T.M. and was ordained in 2003. She served as a parish priest in the diocese of Montreal for ten years. During that time she earned a D.Min. in Preaching from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, where her primary focus was on roundtable missional preaching. Karen has been Interim Director of Pastoral Studies at the college since September 2013. Karen is the Director of Pastoral Studies at Diocesan College and is one of the instructors in the In Ministry Year.

REV. DR. ROLAND DE VRIES
Director of Pastoral Studies of the Presbyterian College

Contact: (514) 288-5256 ext.209 | rdevries@presbyteriancollege.ca

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.

REV. DR. ALYSON HUNTLY
Director of Studies of the United Theological College

Contact: (514) 849-2042 ext.202 | ahuntly@utc.ca

Dip.Min.,(Center for Christian Studies Winnipeg) M.T.S., (St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon), Ph.D. (Queen’s University, Kingston)

Dr. Huntly is a Diaconal Minister in the United Church of Canada and has over 25 years of experience in ministries of education, pastoral leadership, and social justice within the United Church of Canada and community ministries. She is the author of several books including Daring to Be United, Naomi’s Daughters, and The Gentle Dark. As Director of Pastoral Studies for the United Theological College she shares in the teaching responsibilities in the In Ministry Year.


Additional course instructors and workshop leaders are, amongst others:
  • Rev. Dr. Daniel Shute (Presbyterian Polity)
  • Rev. Dr. Barry Mack (Presbyterian History)
  • Marcie Gibson, DM (UCC Polity)
  • Betsy and Dave Exley (Youth workshop)
  • Rev. Wendy Evans (UCC Worship)
  • Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd
  • Dr. Theresa Latini (Conflict workshop)