The Rev'd Dr Jesse Zink

MDTC Names New Principal – SDM nomme un nouveau directeur

Montreal, April 10, 2017 – The Rev’d Dr. Jesse Zink has been appointed the next principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College (MDTC). His appointment was approved by MDTC’s Board of Governors on March 27, 2017. Dr. Zink is currently the director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide in Cambridge, England, a member institution of the ecumenical Cambridge…

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Equipping the Saints

As I leave my house, in one borough of Montreal named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, and travel to Dio, in another borough, also named after Mary, I can scarcely avoid travelling over streets inscribed with a sacred geography.  There’s Notre-Dame de Grace, and Cote-St-Antoine. There’s St-Henri, Bonaventure, St-Laurent, St-Denis, St-Hubert, St-Hubert, St-Michel, St-Mathieu,…

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A Tale of Two Bishops

For the first time in the history of Montreal Diocesan Theological College, both dioceses of Montreal and Quebec have elected graduates of the college to be their bishops: the Rt. Rev. Mary Irwin-Gibson (Diploma in Ministry 1981) in Montreal, and the Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers (Diploma in Ministry 2004) in Quebec. The college is proud…

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Mercy in São Paulo [SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI: Stephen and Mary Dass]

It was ‘love at first sight’ when 23 year-old Stephen Dass from Singapore stepped off the bus into the chaos and grit of São Paulo. When Stephen joined international organization Youth With a Mission (YWAM) to travel to Brazil, he started his experience in the Amazon forests. After six months, Stephen realized he missed urban…

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When Fidelity Changes the World

Dr. Jonathan Widell, M.Div. ’18 candidate, holds a Ph.D in Law from McGill University. Born in Finland, Jonathan has lived in Canada since 2003 and was received in the Anglican Church at Saint John the Evangelist in Montreal in 2010. He speaks Finnish, English, Swedish, German, Dutch and French and is working on his Arabic….

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Fall 2016 Programming for All

This Fall the Montreal School of Theology presents: Truth and Hospitality: Ethics for a Renewed Humanity, a webinar (distance-learning) course. The course runs from September 8 to December 8, 2016, Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. EST. For more information, please contact College Administrator Beth Reed.         The Education for Ministry course that meets…

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In the breaking of the bread

In early 2015 I found myself being drawn back, or rather, led back to Anglican Christianity. At the time I was a student with the United Theological College and (gasp!) affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church. I had felt the call to ordained ministry about 15 years prior when I was an undergraduate and active…

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A Farewell from the Rev. Dr. Donald Boisvert

These words are the last that I shall write during my brief tenure as Principal of the College.  Recently, I announced my resignation for personal reasons.  I am grateful for the many expressions of support and understanding.  But I do want to say that this decision—one certainly not taken lightly—has provided me with an opportunity…

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Announcement: New Interim Principal and Director of Studies

The Board of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Karen Egan, our current Director of Studies, has accepted the position of Acting Principal for the school year 2016-17, since the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Donald Boisvert.  Dr. Egan is well positioned to oversee a smooth transition at…