Tyndale is pleased to announce two new majors at the University College: Music and International Development. Students have the option of two distinct streams in the Music Program, either Worship Arts or Performance. The BA in International Development is a change from the previous BA Business Administration – International Development. The new major will continue with a strong emphasis on business, but students will have more options of minoring in a separate field. Further changes for the University College also include a Certificate in Christian Studies with the PAONL; a Philosophy, Politics and Economics Minor; and a Writing and Communications Concentration within the English program.
The Seminary recently launched a new program as well — the Pastoral Ministry: New Generation Multicultural Church: This program was developed with the diverse population of Canada (and North America) in mind, offering training for those in multiethnic and multigenerational congregations. The former Pastoral and Chinese Ministry program is no longer offered. Instead, those wishing to pursue ministry in this area can inquire about this new program.
Tyndale Seminary welcomes new faculty members: Rev. Dr. Marilyn Draper, Dr. Narry Santos, and Dr. Patrick Franklin as well as Ashoor Yousif. The University College also welcomes Dr. Vivette Henry, Dr. William Gardner, and Dr. Cyril Guérette. The Bachelor of Education Program has two new professors, Dr. Genie Kim and Dr. Heather Birch. Prof. Birch also takes on the role of Co-Director of the program as Carla Nelson (PhD) transitions from that role in June 2019.
Rev. Dr. Hyeon Soo Lim, retired pastor of Light Korean Presbyterian Church, received an honorary doctorate at this year’s Seminary Convocation. Recently released from his detainment in North Korea, Tyndale recognized Dr. Lim for the many ways he has impacted the Korean diaspora, the missions movement globally and the greater Christian community with his service and unwavering faith.