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.

Director of Pastoral Studies of the United Theological College

Contact: (514) 849-2042 ext.202 | [email protected]

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.

Director of Pastoral Studies of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College

Contact: (514) 849-3004 | [email protected]

The Rev. Dr. Heather McCance joined Dio in August 2021 as the Director of Pastoral Studies. She oversees students in their field placements, works with other colleges in the Montreal School of Theology to deliver the In Ministry Year, provides academic counselling to all students, and teaches courses on preaching and ministry leadership. After serving for twenty years in parish ministry in a number of parishes in the Diocese of Toronto, Heather served as the Ministry Developer for the Diocese of Rupert’s Land (out of the see city of Winnipeg) for four years before joining us in Montreal.

Principal of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College

Contact: (514) 849-3004 ext.222 | [email protected]

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.

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)