Philip Joudrey, M.Div., D.Min.
Holding degrees from Acadia and Boston, in theological and pastoral counselling disciplines, Dr. Joudrey brings a unique perspective to the task of theological education for the 21st century. He says:
“My personal journey has allowed me to experience the joy and the challenges of ministry with congregations in traditional settings but also with those who have been as a congregation for me in other contexts including prisons, psychiatric facilities and a university teaching hospital.
It has also given me an opportunity to ask the hard questions of ethics and pastoral identity, of healing and the intersection of spiritual and psychological and pastoral care.
All of this has somehow enhanced both the challenge and the opportunities before me as Principal here at UTC.”
Alyson Huntly, Dip.Min., M.T.S., Ph.D.
Director of Studies
With a Ph. D. from Queen’s University (Kingston), a M.T.S from St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon), and a diploma in Diaconal Ministry from the Centre for Christian Studies (Winnipeg), Alyson Huntly brings a strong formation in educational, pastoral, and social ministry. Alyson’s teaching and research interests include: the role of narrative in meaning making and identity formation for individuals and communities; and liberating theology arising in adolescent experience that critically engages discourses of sex, bodies, genders, and sexualities.
As a Diaconal Minister in the United Church of Canada, Alyson 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. She brings to UTC a commitment to practices of ministry that empower communities of faith to celebrate God’s presence, embrace diversity, and create justice. She has a vision for theological education that supports personal and social transformation by fostering insight, critical thinking, spirituality, skills, and compassion.
Angelika Piché, Mag. Theol., Dip. Min.
Directrice, développement et formation, Ministères en français
In addition to her theological studies in Germany (Munich) and the Montreal School of Theology, Angelika brings experience in the ecumenical / interfaith work and in congregational ministry. She describes her role at UTC in the following words:
“I am a pilgrim alongside people inside and outside our church, lay, ordered and those who do not fit any categories. In French, in English and maybe in German I want to keep the conversation going about faith: where it comes from, what it means and where it may lead us.
In a time, in which we are searching for words to express our beliefs and to reform communities of faith, I want to rediscover and recreate faith language with people of all stripes. I trust that God is leading us on our common pilgrimage towards theological understanding, hopeful vision and meaningful ministry for all who wish to be part of it.”
Adjunct Faculty & Workshop Leaders
Rev. Marcie Gibson
United Church Polity
Rev. Wendy Evans
United Church Worship
Dr. Loraine MacKenzie-Shepherd
United Church History & Theology
The Faculty listed above constitutes the core denominational Faculty of the College. They teach in collaboration with the faculties of our sister colleges, The Presbyterian College and The Montreal Diocesan Theological College, and the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University
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