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“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” jeremiah 29:11

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

To give you a future with hope

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The Rev. Dr. J. Dorcas Gordon, Principal

hink of how many times in any given day we talk about our plans — our plans for lunch, plans for a holiday, plans for a family gathering, a church program, a mission trip. Canadians, and perhaps especially Canadian Presbyterians, love to make plans. The people in Jeremiah’s time were dispirited, wondering if God had forgotten them, wondering if God was going to leave them forever in captivity. We can imagine how hope-inspiring the words of God through the prophet were: I have plans for you, plans for your welfare, plans to give you a future with hope. At Knox, throughout the 2013–14 academic year, these words have been a mantra for us, prodding us to respond to God’s invitation in significant ways, encouraging us in faith to reach out, to stretch ourselves, to risk.

I have plans for you: • yes, we will stay here on the university campus; yes, we will undertake the first phase of our building renewal. • yes, we will continue to provide visionary and creative leaders for the church and society. • yes, we will build on our educational programs and our faculty strength knowing that in this lies a hopeful future. • yes, we will be a hospitable people, inviting students from across Canada and around the world into our residence community. 2

• yes, we will open ourselves in new ways to the challenge of living as people who embrace diversity because such is part of the design of a creative God. • yes, we will commit ourselves to spreading a vision for a renewed future for the church in Canada. • yes, encourage us to tell others our story again and again. • yes, show us how to engage others, inviting them to join us in the new and hopeful future that you have planned for us here at Knox. • yes, free our imagination to see what is not yet a reality. For 170 years Knox has been rooted in a reformed and reforming vision of theological education, open always to responding to God’s call to fashion that vision in new ways in response to new times. For 100 years in this place we have provided a welcoming home away from home for countless numbers of students. God has blessed us along the way even as we seek to be a blessing to the church, the university and society. I trust that in the pages that follow you will be enlivened by a vision that proclaims boldly, Faith Matters®. With heartfelt thanks, Dorcas Gordon

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“For 170 years Knox has been rooted in a reformed and reforming vision of theological education, open always to responding to God’s call to fashion that vision in new ways in response to new times.”

The Caven Library provides a space for reflection and study to students and residents of the College and U of T

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FROM THE CONVENER OF THE BOARD

Fufilling our mission

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Peter Fullerton, FCA Convener of the Board

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his month marks the end of my important though, effectiveness is dependent six-year term on the Board of Knox, on the quality and commitment of people. the last three years as Convener. I We are fortunate to have a dedicated, have felt the success of my predecessors’ respected and hardworking Faculty, a senior work implementing a modern and efficient management team and a Board whose governance model and ensuring a sound wealth of experience to assist in its strategic financial footing. I wished to ensure visioning and governance are awe-inspiring. momentum during my tenure. Finally, our operations are interwoven In 2012, Knox was invited to participate with and strongly affected by The in an externally funded research program Presbyterian Church in Canada, the entitled “Economic Equilibrium” with Toronto School of Theology and the 11 other North American theological University of Toronto. Each is a major schools. Each school was represented by influencer on our operations and in return, their Principal, Director of Finance and we play a significant role for each of those Board Chair. organizations. Economic Equilibrium (i.e. Success) was defined by the project as having three 2. Purchasing power of characteristics. I want to speak to these as financial assets they have informed, and begun to guide, Knox stands out amongst its peers in Knox’s Board for the future. terms of its endowments. Designated primarily for bursaries and scholarships, 1. The organization fulfils its Knox is able to offer substantial financial mission with adequate quality support to its students. Of course, we are and quantity looking to increase endowments in other I view this as operational effectiveness. areas such as Academic Chairs. Knox is Knox’s 2011 Self-Study Report, part of in excellent shape however as investment the College’s accreditation requirement, performance has been strong and we have provided us with recommendations as we not overdrawn our endowments, which move throughout the next decade. Perhaps, can be the ruination of a school. most significantly though, it showed us to be successfully operating in accordance 3. Maintains needed facilities with our mission and values statements. Financial operations are not successful if Operational effectiveness is multi- they are predicated on deferring the needs faceted. First is financial resources. While of one’s premises. Knox has been investing not overwhelmed by an excess of operational in capital improvements but not to the funding, Knox has been very effective in extent necessary for present day standards. managing day-to-day operations through wisely stewarding its resources. Equally See report continued on page 20.

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

What is Jesus calling the church to be and to do in our time?

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The Rev. Dr. John Vissers, Director of Academic Programs and Professor of Historical Theology

he academic office is responsible That’s why during the past year Knox for the various programs of has been engaged in strategic academic theological education offered planning at a number of levels. at Knox College and for the students Early in 2014, Peter Ross of Knox’s who enroll in them. At the May 2014 Board and John Henderson of Knox’s staff convocation we recognized 25 students who delivered an excellent study of our M.Div. graduated from 8 different degree, diploma, curriculum based on extensive feedback and certificate programs. through surveys and interviews from The diversity of our student population, Knox graduates serving in The Presbyterian and the range of programs from which they Church in Canada and their elders. Knox graduate, shows that our students and our College continues to be committed to the programs are changing. delivery of first-rate M.Div. education When I studied at Knox College almost for future PCC ministers as its core all of the students without exception competency and this study is assisting the were Canadian Presbyterians enrolled in faculty in its work of M.Div. curriculum full-time study in the Master of Divinity review and revision. program preparing for ordained ministry. Another area we have looked at Today we have many part-time students, strategically is enrollment management and students from diverse cultural communities, in April 2014, Knox engaged a consultant and increasing numbers of students to look at how our impact can be expanded preparing for leadership in other churches through recruitment from a wider pool and traditions. We also have more students of students and the development of new who are simply interested in studying programs and delivery systems. theology for its own sake. As we continue to discern Knox’s role For those who are preparing for ministry and mission, it is clear that as a Reformed and leadership in today’s church, new theological school situated in the heart of programs and courses are required to meet one of Canada’s finest universities, and as the challenges of a rapidly changing church. part of a vibrant ecumenical theological As such, we’re constantly asking, “What is consortium, Knox is positioned to make Jesus calling the church to be and to do in an important contribution to the church our time? And what kind of leadership does of Jesus Christ in Canada in the 21st such a church require?” century. And it begins with our students The challenge for a theological seminary and our programs. is not simply to respond to all these changes, but to anticipate them, to find where God is already at work, and to plan accordingly. faith matters ®  •  knox college

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Student Statistics

Academic Year 2013–2014

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nox college has a total of 145 students enrolled in four Basic Degree programs and five Advanced Degree programs in partnership with the Toronto School of Theology. Students seeking Ordination in The Presbyterian Church in Canada represent 22 of the 43 Presbyteries across Canada. Knox continues to welcome students from the Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad, The Evangelical Holiness Church, and other denominations. Students studying in the Master of Divinity degree program are required to take part in a Theological Field Education placement during their second year of studies. This year 18 students participated in congregations near to their place of residence. Two students participated in the Master of Divinity Honours internship that involves one year of working in a congregation. Knox is very much a multicultural environment for study, as well our students range in age from mid twenties to early seventies. Currently we have the following number of students enrolled in our various degree programs: Program

Total

Men

Women

Presbyterian 52

M.Div.

69

45

24

MTS

14

10

4

8

MRE

3

2

1

2

GAC

3

0

3

3

E&R

4

3

1

4

M.A.

4

2

2

0

Th.M.

6

4

2

6

Th.D.

20

11

9

6

Ph.D.

13

12

1

0 4

D.Min. Lay Education Total

6

9

4

5

55

15

40

200

108

92

85

BASIC DEGREE STUDENTS Total Number of Students: 93

3 3 4 14 69

General Assembly Certificate M.R.E. Education & Reception M.T.S. M.Div.

ADVANCED DEGREE STUDENTS Total Number of Students: 52

4 6 9 33

M.A. Th.M. D.Min. Th.D./Ph.D

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

2014 Graduates

This year’s Basic Degree Graduates at Convocation

The 170th annual Convocation of Knox College took place on Wednesday, May 14th in the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall. The following students received degrees, diplomas and certificates: BASIC DEGREE Master of Divinity & Diploma of the College Bartholomew Alexander Neil Ellis Alex MacLeod Robert Reid Anne Sewell Anita Van Nest Amanda Wickenheiser Master of Divinity (Hons.) & Diploma of the College Kyle Dore Bonnie Sutherland

Master of Divinity Chang Min Byun Nathaniel Dae-Shin Chae David Jin Kwon Yang

ADVANCED DEGREE Master of Theology Frank Adu Gordon Leek

General Assembly Certificate Hyun Sook Noblina Shin

Doctor of Theology Sanghoon Baek Hye Kyung Heo

Master of Theological Studies Steven Baldry Joshua Kennedy Ross Lamb

EWART LAY EDUCATION PROGRAM Certificate in Christian Faith and Life I Shannon Finley Karen Kendrick Wendy Snowball Certificate in Christian Faith and Life II Barbara Shaw

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Secret Life of the Sabbatical Professor

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Dr. Brian Irwin, Associate Professor of Old Testament/ Hebrew Scriptures

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or professors, the sabbatical is an important and cherished part of academic life. For everyone else it’s something of a mystery. A year ago, when friends learned about my sabbatical, the most common question was, “So what are you going to do with all that free time?” This surprised me because for months I had been working out my sabbatical strategy with a precision that would have impressed Eisenhower. A sabbatical involves stepping away from the normal routine of work so that the time freed can be redirected toward something new. In my case, the primary goal was to begin research towards an academic book. Not only would this increase my own expertise, but it would also equip me to play a greater role in the programs of students who study at Knox. It wasn’t all toil, of course. The freedom from the usual routine allowed me to rest and recharge in small but important ways. Some days were spent in the sunshine with the academic book that I had never quite found time to read. I had more time to contribute to the Church by preaching at my home congregation and speaking at breakfasts and Bible studies. I was also able to spend a week in beautiful Muskoka volunteering at a Christian camp. In Toronto, I buried myself in research and I soon found that my reading and thinking were crossing over into what I teach. I began to record my thoughts and insights to inject new life into my existing lectures and courses. Toward the end of

my sabbatical, I shifted focus to work on a new course. For several weeks I wrote lectures and created assignments and visual presentations. The result was, You, Your Congregation, and the End of the World: Reclaiming Biblical Apocalyptic for the Church, a course designed to help students separate the doomsday speculation of End Times television preachers from the actual teaching of Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelation. For students who took the course this past winter, it was the first time that many had been able to see how God used these unusual books to bring hope into the lives of those living through difficult times. Thinking deeply about the hope expressed through a book like Revelation was the perfect way for me to re-enter my role as a teacher at Knox, because it reminded me of one of our fundamental reasons for being. As Faculty and students, we work and learn together in the confidence that comes from knowing we serve a God who has plans to give us “hope and a future.” Every day, Knox classrooms are filled with students called and committed to bring the hope of the Gospel to a world that is struggling. When you contribute to the work of Knox College, your gift affects both the present and the future. Through the lives of our graduates, it moves beyond our walls and travels to churches and communities across Canada and around the world where it continues to bring hope and healing for years to come. Thank you for sharing in our work.

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Student Perspective

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he year that I began my studies at Knox I hadn’t even thought about the four-year Honours M.Div. program. I had my sights set on completing my degree in three years. However, as I moved forward in my M.Div. program I realized I needed more practical experience in congregational ministry and the honours program seemed like the right choice.

Throughout my honours year, I was able to learn more about the workings of church government at session and presbytery levels; take part in a wedding, a baptism and a funeral; and engage in pastoral care in formal and informal settings. I was able to do these things because some of the generous donations made to Knox College are used to supplement my stipend for the year. While at Kirkwall, I also worked on “There I participated in an independent project where I was given the joys and challenges room to be creative, and to make mistakes and learn from my experiences, while still of ministry and benefitted being supported from within. greatly from the guidance Looking back, I believe it was the prompting of the Spirit through caring of The Rev. Dr. Tom Billard, Faculty and supporters that I was brought my mentor for the year.” to Kirkwall P.C. to serve, learn and grow. The internship brought me more I began my internship at Kirkwall experience, but ultimately more confidence. Presbyterian Church in January of 2013. Through it I am able to better understand There I participated in the joys and my own gifts and challenges as I move into challenges of ministry and benefitted ordained ministry. greatly from the guidance of The Rev. Dr. Tom Billard, my mentor for the year. The congregation was very encouraging and eager to help me learn as much as I could during my time with them.

Bonnie Sutherland, M.Div. (Hons) 2014

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FACILITIES

Ensuring Knox College remains in this place for generations to come

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Jim Davidson, Facilities Manager

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pring and summer are often quiet times here at the College as our students take a break from their studies and leave our classrooms and residence rooms to return in the fall refreshed and renewed. As the last of the residents moved out late last spring, construction crews quickly moved in and kept our hallways filled with the sounds of jackhammers and drilling as we started the first phase of our building renewal project. With the Board of Governors’ solid commitment to this building, the College invested in a major upgrade to our infrastructure to support the safety and comfort of future generations of students and residents who live and study in our building. For weeks, workers toiled in basement trenches to remove century-old pipes and install new ones. Although it was a trying time for staff to be without water and washroom facilities for the four-month project, the end result meant that our building now is current with modern day requirements. Although a great deal of the work completed is hidden, the renovated washrooms in the residence and academic wing are a welcome change for all.

“Thanks to a very generous donation, we’ve taken the first step toward making our building more accessible.” While our building remains a remarkable architectural example, it can pose a challenge to many with its numerous staircases and levels. Thanks to a very generous donation, we’ve taken the first step toward making our building more accessible. A lift is now available to those who need assistance to reach the Chapel and Faculty offices. As we move into the next 100 years of life in this building, we have plans for future improvements to preserve the heritage and functionality of our historic home as well as improve access to our spaces. God’s plan for the future is clear and we will ensure that Knox remains in this place for generations to come.

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The community at Knox gives all of its residents a sense of belonging Alexander Wong 2nd Year Chemical Engineering Student, University of Toronto Knox College Association Sports-Convener 2012–2014, Vice-President 2014–2015

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here is something to be said about the university experience. While at times it can be hectic, it is a journey packed full of opportunities and experiences wherein students grow in discovering who they are. While academics are the foundation of the university experience, it is the extra-curricular activities and the people we meet that change our perspectives and propel us forward into our lives and careers. Knox College brings together students of all different backgrounds, from undergraduate to doctorate and professional studies, and is a place I proudly call home. The community at Knox gives all of its residents a sense of belonging and a place to study, socialize, and experience everything in between. The opportunity to meet and live with people from all walks of life is unmatched and is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to establish friendships and to learn from one another. The brilliant combination of the diligent housekeeping team, loving administrative staff, reliable dons and passionate students has made my experience with Knox special and has enabled me to live the full university experience. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard and given so generously to make Knox everything it is today, I can not wait to return home in the fall for another year.

Alexander Wong

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KNOX LIFE HIGHLIGHTS

DECEMBER — Current residents gather on the chapel stairs at their annual Christmas Formal

MARCH —  The Knox Former Residents Association held its second annual wine tasting event with current residents

APRIL — Knox said good bye to Lorna Prideaux, Administrative Assistant to the Principal

JANUARY— The College unveiled its new donor wall NOVEMBER —  Brian McLaren led workshops on a Generous Orthodoxy and Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World

SEPTEMBER —  Washroom renovations complete 12

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CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

The Centres of Excellence connect the College to students, alumni and friends through their individual events, programs and research.

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he centre for asian-canadian Theology and Ministry continues to enrich the cultural and theological diversity of the College through its research and events. The Centre remains focused on research to provide a theoretical basis as well as practical assistance to the Asian immigrant churches in Canada. The Centre and its Council want to highlight the need for ongoing critical thinking and contextual theological reflection, to facilitate the dialogue between the first generation immigrants and their second generation children, and to provide for practical ministries in the Asian-Canadian churches. Crossing Cultures Together, the Centre’s annual event held in partnership with Justice Ministries of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, again looked at the experience of recent immigrants. Minds Matter focused on new Canadians, emotional wellness and the role of the church and featured a keynote address by Dr. Ben Kuo, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor. He discussed what psychologists have learned about the mental health challenges new Canadians face and how church members can support newcomers in their congregations. The Centre for Continuing Education offers the opportunity to stay current with theological thinking and practice through its endowed lectures. This year, the Centre combined three of its endowed lectures into a special event, Renew, an event designed for those on the front lines of theology and practice to stimulate reflection and dialogue. The six-day event featured lectures from Dr. Brian McLaren, prolific author and speaker on the Emergent Church, on Generous Orthodoxy and Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World, David Csinos

on Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus: Nurturing Young Disciples in a Changing Church and The Rev. Peter Bush of Westwood Presbyterian in Winnipeg on the Missionary Rebound. Plans are already in the works for the second Renew event, to be held in November to coincide with the College’s celebrations to mark the 170th anniversary of the College. The Ewart Centre for Lay Education at Knox College has been offering courses under the Certificate for Christian Faith and Life for interested lay people for over 10 years. The courses are offered to deepen a student’s understanding and appreciation of the Christian Faith. This year, the Centre had three graduates in the Certificate in Christian Faith and Life I and one graduate receiving the Certificate in Christian Faith and Life II.

Lay Ed Grads at Convocation

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Financial Highlights

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Bob Adams, Director of Finance and Administration

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umbers provide the finance team with guideposts and tools that allow management to make their vision for the school a reality. Over the past decade we have very carefully watched our numbers — for trends, areas of concern both present and future, as well as for areas of growth and opportunity. As Knox’s Director of Finance I believe that God has a plan for the College and that the management team is working hard to ensure that we stay fiscally responsive and responsible in pursuit of those plans. In each and every area the College has control of its finances. Our endowed funds are back in good form following the market downturn of 2008. Residence and tuition rates are monitored to ensure they are current with fair market values. Auxiliary revenue streams that come from film, wedding and event rentals are on target and our facilities and promotion teams work hard to ensure Knox is a known entity beyond campus. Fundraising is an area of great potential and the team is working hard to engage our donors in our mission. These are the revenue streams in which we have direct input and impact and the numbers show our commitment to the work we do each and every day. So too is the story with expenses. Administration carefully monitors the funds that we expend. Every area of expense is discussed to ensure it is appropriate to our vision and mission. Even large commitments, such as our phase 1 building-renewal mortgage, are on point and carefully committed to ensuring fiscal health.

There are two areas in which Knox is vulnerable that we watch carefully and discuss often as a management team. They are the grants we receive from the Government of Ontario and The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Both have been significant revenue streams for the College during its history and both are not as predictable as they once were. So, as I check the guideposts against which we measure our plans I take pride in our fiscal stewardship. We are creative and energized in the work that we do, committed to the mission of the school and our almost 300 strong student and resident body. We carefully spend, always watching for new opportunities for revenue. Knox is a school that seems ‘small and mighty’ in the North American theological school scene — but in reality it is a school that in its long history has made much with little, wisely following God’s plan to be what it is meant to be and carefully spending and saving as it can. Often a rarity. The Jeremiah passage is very appropriate — there is a plan and we are all a part of it, staff, Faculty, students, residents, funders and donors!

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Statement of Revenue and Expenses (Unaudited, Year ended April 30, 2014) REVENUE

Tuition $619,532

Undesignated Campaign Funds $539,937

Draw on Funds $904,528

PCC Grant $639,249

Investment Income $62,849 Annual Fund $113,542 Auxiliary Enterprises $1,211,016

Government Grant $313,774 14% 15% 7% 27% 3% 1% 21% 12%

Tuition PCC Grant Government Grant Auxiliary Enterprises Annual Fund Investment Income Draw on Funds Undesignated Campaign Funds

TOTAL REVENUE $4,404,427

EXPENSES

Student Services $280,679 Library $237,504

Instruction $915,721

Facilities (including Auxiliary) $1,342,728

Academic Support $375,763

Student Support $310,363 Development & Communications $371,125

General Administration $451,332 21% 9% 7% 11% 9% 31% 6% 7%

Instruction Academic Support Student Support General Administration Development & Communications Facilities (including Auxiliary) Library Student Services

TOTAL EXPENSES $4,285,215 Excess of Revenue over Expenses $119,212

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Restricted & Endowed Donations $277,972 (mainly bursaries and scholarships)

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Planning for the future, giving hope “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”

Lisa Watson, Director of Development

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Students and residents mingled with donors, each group sharing their stories of engagement and connection and celebrating together the first major step A future with hope. A plan. Two critical towards accessibility with the dedication pieces to life in a development office. of the Chapel lift, a very generous donation Perhaps the best part of my job is made in memory of Lola Rozsa of Calgary spending time talking with members of by her daughter, Mary. the Knox community. With students and These are the moments that clearly mark residents I am privileged to hear of their for us the intersection of God’s plans and hopes and plans for their future; with our dreams for the future of Knox College. faculty and staff I hear of plans and dreams I want to thank each and every one of for theological education, for residence life, you for your commitment to Knox College. for the building’s physical space and use; and Your belief in the importance of theological with donors I often get to hear of their hopes education for our church and our world for the church and their congregations and I is critical to our success. So too is your get to talk about the plans and vision of the commitment to our students’ ability to College and our students. witness and study on campus and our role What an incredible gift. as a safe and caring residence community This year has seen God’s hand firmly to young people from around the world. guiding us into a much larger scope of We truly couldn’t be the institution fundraising and communication activity. that we are without your financial support, As we are planning for celebrations of the increasingly so as we boldly step out to meet 100th anniversary of the building and the God’s plan for us head on. Know that at 170th as a College, we are being led to have Knox, the support of our donors gives bigger conversations about a reenergized, hope and encouragement to our students revitalized, reimagined Knox College that to fulfill their aspirations. involves faculty chairs, building renewal Together we are reforming and and academic program development, all of revisioning the future — of our church and which leads us into the future with hope world. Thank you for your passionate role and with a visionary plan. in this with us. Engaging with passionate Presbyterians and passionate former residents in the work and future of the College is a blessing and this year, being able to recognize and reaffirm their commitment to Knox through the creation of a donor wall was a pivotal moment for the College community.

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DONORS

The following is the list of donors who have generously and faithfully supported Knox College during the 2013–2014 fiscal year ending April 30, 2014. Thank you all for your continued commitment to the work that we at Knox are called by God to do. We truly could not do it without your assistance. We apologize for any errors or omissions that may have occurred.

INDIVIDUAL DONORS

Lorraine Adams Anonymous Bill & Brenda Adamson Young Woong Ahn Murray Alary Annie Alexander Walter R. Allum Priscilla & Robert Anderson Olive Anstice Hollie & Marlene Archer Sheela Rupal & Mischa Armin James Armour Albert Armstrong Brooke & Linda Ashfield Douglas & Joan Askin Nicholas Athanasiadis Arna Atkinson Karen S. Bach Kenuth Bailey William Baird Marion Ballard Marion Barclay MacKay Kenneth & Sandra Barker Bryon Paul & Claire Barrett Eleanor Barrett Murray Barron Wayne & Cathy Baswick Gordon & Elizabeth Beaton Tudor & Lyn Beattie John & Sheila Bebbington Lindsay & Ruth Belch Ronald & Mary Benn William Bennett Doris Bennett Ruth Bentley-Barar Arnold & Marjorie Bethune Laurens Beukema Mary Beverly

Lauralee Bielert & Michael Kiang Thomas Billard Arnold Bowers Graydon Boyes Doug Boylan Margaret Boyle Robert & Agnes Bregman Frank Breisch Cameron & Margie Brett Thomas & Donna Brown Gordon Brown Kenneth Brown Roma Browne Kathy Brownlee Erich Bumgardner Eleanor Burke John Burkhart Jack & Elaine Grace Burrows Peter & Deborah Bush Gerard & Barbara Bylaard Lois Cafik Corwin Cambray Donald & Betty Cameron John & Anne Cameron Amethyst Campbell Mary Campbell Don & Irene Carman Eleanor Carpen Evelyn Carpenter John & Marilyn Carr Cleon Carruthers Tupper & Heather Cawsey Chiu Yeung Chan William & Alexandra Chappell David & Margaret Chen Stephen & Lifang Chen Edward Chung

Eun-Ju Chung Anne Farris Church John & Hildreth Clark Phoebe Cleverley Jim Cluff Anonymous Jean Colgate Elaine Conner Ramsay & Eleanor Cook Tamiko Corbett Barbara Cormack Andrew Cornell Bert & Jean Coull Clifford Coultes Neil Coutts Andy Crooks & Doreen Richards David Crossley Ted Crysler Alexandra Culley Daniel Daley Ronald Dancey Jean Dancey Daniela D’Aniello Gertrude Davidson Dan De Silva Vince Della Sala Walter Deller David Demson Wes Denyer Jean Deyo Gabor & Helen Dezse Derrick & Susan Dick Nancy Dickieson Jo-Ann Dickson Gregory Dickson Kathleen W. Diehl Donald & Bonnie Donaghey Marjorie Douglas

David Drake Anonymous James Drummond William & Lois Duffy Allan M Duncan John & Bona Duncan Robert Duncanson Zander Dunn Robert & Patricia Elford Larry Eller Heather Elliott Brent Ellis Barbara & Karl English Elizabeth Evans & Gordon Cetkovski Bernard Fallows Robert Faris Stephen Farris James Farris Richard Fee John Ferrier Elaine Ferris Mary Fickel Leslie Files David & Patricia Findlay Catherine Finlay Gordon Firth Raymond Fleming Wilda Fraser Katherine & Andy Fraser Peter & Sharon Fullerton Nancy Gallacher Ivan & Gwen Gamble Mark Gaskin Edith Gear Mary Gemmell Seta Ghougassian Richard & Noreen Gillanders

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DONORS INDIVIDUAL DONORS (CONTINUED)

Michel Giroux Bruce Glover Helen Goggin James Goldsmith Rose Goldstein Doreen Golightly Doug & Lianne Gorbell Dorcas & Noel Gordon Stevan Gottlieb David & Elizabeth Graham Diane & Norman Graham Judith Grant Carol Gray Peter & Jane Greathead Anne Griffin Jim Griffith Dawn Griffiths Donald Guthrie Darcy Hagberg John Hahn Donald & Arlene Hair Joyce & Rex Harrison Gayle Harrison Howard & Leslee Hartle Gordon Hastings Lesley Hawkins & Paul Mohan Robert Heath Frederick& Marilyn Heimrich Margaret Henderson Jim Henderson John Henderson Sandy Henderson Bruce & Lenke Herrod John & Anne Hibbs Dorothy Hickey Lorna Hillian Sarah Hoag Fred & Shirley Hoffman Genevieve Holding Joan Honsberger-Siemens Leone Yu-Mei How Marian Hudson Stephen Hui George Hunter John & Lorna Hutchinson

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Hazel Hutchinson Tae-ho Hwang Farrell & Marguerite Hyde David Imrie Joanne Instance Murray Irons Brian Irwin George Isaac John Jacenty Carol & Steve Jackson Ian Jackson Victor Jamieson Sheena Jamieson Biff Jarvis Duncan Jeffrey John Jenkinson Anonymous Ian Jess Frances Johnson James & Linda Johnson Alexandra Johnston Ronald Johnston Bev Johnston June Johnston Catharine Johnston MaryLou Johnston Norma Johnston Grant Johnston David Jones Gary & Laurie Jones Shirley Jones Wan-Pang Kan Paul Kang Kwan Kao Jane Kappele James Kay Tony & Pat Keith James Kendall Stephen Kendall John Kilgour Michelle Kim Myung Chun Kim Noel Kinnon Harry & Annemarie Klassen Lois & William Klempa Kenneth Knight Catherine Kohlsmith

In-Soo Kong Hans Kouwenberg Gerry Kraay Ann & John Laidlaw Roderick Lamb Gordon Lang Paul Langford Stephen Lau Dennis & Brenda Laughlin Jeong Guk Lee Alfred Heung Soo Lee Seok-Jai Joseph Lee Young Hwa Lee Gordon Leek Ellen Lemen Douglas & Mary Lennox Trevor Lewis Douglas & Anne Lightfoot Stephanie & Winston Ling Marie Logan Robert Loney Caroline Loudon Donald Love Alan Low Bruce MacDonald Roderick & Eva MacDonald Farquhar & Mae MacDonald Jean & Robert MacDonald Alexander MacDonald Grant MacDonald Stuart Macdonald Graham & Freda MacDonald Barbara MacDougall William & Merle MacEachern Mary Macfarlane James & Ruth MacKay David Mackay Clair & Enid MacLeod June MacLeod Donna MacLeod Miller Donald MacOdrum Alexander Macpherson Jim Main

Hugh Makepeace Brian & Mary Malcolm George Malcolm Shirley Mason John & Joan Matheson Nancy Mathewson Francoise Mathieu Richard Mawdsley Gordon Mawdsley Stephen Mawdsley Pamela McCarroll James & Ann McClure Alexander McCormick Sandy & Christine McDonald Anne McGillivray Angus McGillivray Merle McGowan Ian McGregor Daniel McInnis Sandra McIntyre Keith McKee Patricia McKendrick Donald McKillican Paul McKinnon Elizabeth McLagan Sam McLauchlan Alexander McLean Donald & Joyce McLean Paul McLean Walter & Barbara McLean John McNeil Carolyn McNiven Leslie McPherson Ruth McPherson Alan McPherson Ian McWhinnie Harry & Barbara McWilliams Robert & Patricia Miller Robert & Josephine Miller Florence Milne David Mitchell Donald Mitchell Thomas & Eleanor Mitchell Frederick & Molly Moffat Donald Moffat

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DONORS

Nancy Moffat Alex Monsour John Morden Kenneth Morrison Ian Morrison Garry & Anne Morton Malcolm Mowat Kaja Muhn Ronald Mulchey Ross Mullen Ken Munro Janet Muirhead Pat Murcar David Murphy Bruce & Marcia Murray Jeffrey & Lindsay Murray Edward Musson James & Elizabeth Neelin Joan Neilson Thomas & Audrey Nettleton Linda Newlands Doreen Nicklin Jennifer & William O’Farrell Theodore Olson Elisabeth Paradis Dorian & Cindy Persaud Norman Peterson Ron & Cheryl Phillips Randal Phillips Teunis & Margaret Plomp Joyce & Murdo Pollock Robert Pollock Raymund Chiu Yan Poon Joan Pries Erik & Arlene Quackenbush Brent & Cassandra Rabey David & Peggy Randall Robert & Carol Ann Rawson Fred Reed Judith Reeves Diane Reid Frederick & Johneen Rennie George Renshaw

Eric & Patricia Reynolds Peter Rider Earle & Dorothy Roberts Doug & Linda Robinson Lorie Root John Rosati Peter & Verna Ross Mary Rozsa de Coquet Peter & Dorothy Ruddell Jagdish & Surinderjeet Rupal William & Anne Russell Pok Young Ryu Matthew Sams Terry Samuel Dorothy Sarjeant Peter Scholefield Leonard & Margaret Scobie David & Huda Scott Edward Scott Jane Scott Charles & Sharon Scott Shaun Seaman Maureen Seeley Ian Shantz Barbara Shaw Christine Shaw Susan & Jarvis Sheridan Brad & Kathy Shoemaker Marion Simpson Creola Simpson Donald & Helen Sinclair Larry Skinner Adele Slavik Robert & Ila Smith Roger Smith David & Hazel Smith Donald Smith Catherine Sommers Katherine Spence David Stam Edward Stevenson James Stewart Joanne Stewart James Stewart Fraser Stinson Margaret Stokes

Kathryn Strachan Claire Stuart William Sturgess Malcolm & Dorothyann Summers Angus Sutherland Claude & Maryanna Swayze Laszlo & Elizabeth Szamoskozi Rodger Talbot George & Brenda Tattrie Margaret Taylor Brian & Dineke Taylor Gordon & Ginger Taylor Lawrie Taylor Campbell Taylor Mac Thompson Glenn & Gloria Thompson Thomas Thomson James Thomson Nancy Thurston Vernon & Pauline Tozer Mary Utvich-Spear George & Faith Vais Heather & Tom Vais Christopher Valente Janette Vallance Rowena Van Seters Eleanor Vance Nicholas & Joan Vandermey Ben Vissers John Vissers William Wagner Kenneth Walker Jean Walker Annabelle Wallace Stanley Walters Joan & Ian Watson Lisa Watson James & Ruth Watt Peter Webb Cheryl Weeks John Roy Weir James & Margaret Weir Donna Wells

Wilma Welsh Isabelle Welsh Carol Westcott Brian & Joyce Westlake Mary Whitson Wallace Whyte Glynis Williams Deborah Williams Rae Williamson Robert Wilson Robert Wilson Duncan & Harriet Winhold David & Carol Wishart Ian Wishart Lily Wong Andrew & Ann Marie Wood-Gaines Elizabeth Wu Jai Sun Yoo John Yoos Richard Young Donald Yule Xiaolin Zhuo CORPORATE DONORS

Ephatha Hearing Aid Centre ESTATE DONORS

Estate of Norma Brock Estate of M. Edgar Burch Estate of Elizabeth Jane Robertson Estate of Douglas Seaton Estate of Howard Smythe Estate of Catherine C. Thomson FOUNDATION DONORS

Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation DONATIONS MADE IN HONOUR OF

The Rev. Gordon Hastings The Rev. Robert St. Louis

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DONORS

DONATIONS MADE IN MEMORY OF

The Rev. Dr. Stan Clark The Rev. Dr. Gordon Fish The Rev. Nora Gorham Dr. Lois Klempa The Rev. & Mrs. Gordon & Leila MacInnes Prof. Robert Mathewson Mrs. Catherine C. Thomson The Rev. Dr. Chris Vais The Rev. Dr. Harry Waite Mrs. Margaret Williams

CONGREGATION AND CONGREGATION GROUP DONORS

Bruce Beach Church Calvin Presbyterian Church, North Bay Deep River Community Church Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian, Brandon, Mission & Outreach Knox Presbyterian Church, Cochrane Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church Mimico Presbyterian Church

Morningside High Park Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Church in Canada Presbytery of Algoma and North Bay Presbytery of Han-Ca East Synod of Quebec & Eastern Ontario St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Ottawa St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Barrie St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Cornwall Women’s Missionary Society

DONOR GIFTS $160,525 Capital Gifts $7,765 Restricted Gifts $27,296 Endowment Gifts

$596,766 Bequest Gifts

$139,099 Unrestricted Gifts

TOTAL DONOR GIFTS $931,451

Board Convener’s Message (Continued from page 4.)

In 2012, management conducted an exhaustive study of the implications of staying at 59 St. George Street versus moving to a new location. The advantages of staying at the heart of the campus were overwhelmingly persuasive, so the Board decided to remain. As part of the analysis, renewal projects were itemized by importance for safety and accessibility. The first phase of the restoration was successfully undertaken in 2013 but exciting as it has been to commence this project, we now have a $3.5 million mortgage. Work is underway to raise capital funds. The future

In closing, by keeping our eye firmly on the future and building upon our successes, we are confident that we can maintain our economic equilibrium and continue to make meaningful contributions to The Presbyterian Church in Canada and to the theological and broader communities represented by the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto. I pass the torch to Peter Ross and wish both he and Board only the best as we move into the future at Knox College with a sense of purpose and energy for the road ahead. 20

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FROM THE CHIEF LIBRARIAN

Library is where history and the future of an institution come together

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Joan Pries, Chief Librarian

he library staff continue in our efforts to acquire and organize materials that will meet the research needs of both students and faculty. Being a small staff, we also seek to streamline procedures to make them as efficient as possible while at the same time keeping informed of new innovations and technology that we may implement in the future. The library is an integral part of any theological institution where the history and the future of an institution or a denomination come together through the voices of those who help shape the church. A guiding principle in the collection policies of theological libraries is that of freedom of inquiry where varying and often disparate views are made available for users to peruse in order to make informed and intelligent decisions of faith and belief. As a result, the library plays a role in the re-imagining of future leadership and re-visioning of the church through scholarship that is thought provoking and challenging for those students — future leaders of the church who are willing to engage the difficult questions of faith. We as librarians hope our users will engage deeply with works that will challenge them to step out of their comfort zone as they seek to form a faith that is both meaningful and courageous in order that they may be able to face the challenges of ministry and guide their congregants well.

Members of the Board of Governors 2013–2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPOINTEES

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Luther Brown Tupper Cawsey Daniel Cho Peter C. Fullerton Mary Lee P. A. McDonald Peter McKinnon William Middleton

Luther Brown (Member at Large) Peter C. Fullerton (Convener of the Board) J. Dorcas Gordon (Principal) Peter Ross (Academic Committee) Brad Shoemaker (Development Committee) Joanne Stewart (Administration Committee) Heather Vais (Multi-Cultural Programs Committee)

Dorian Persaud Peter Ross Brad Shoemaker Joanne Stewart Glenn Thompson Heather Vais Jane Yoon

OTHER APPOINTEES

J. Dorcas Gordon (Principal) Bradley McLean (Faculty) Katie Campion (Knox-Ewart Graduates Association)

RESOURCE TO THE BOARD

Bob Adams (Director of Finance and Administration) Lorna Prideaux (Admin. Assistant to the Principal) Joan Pries (Chief Librarian) John Vissers (Director of Academic Programs) Lisa Watson (Director of Development)

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FACULTY

KNOX FACULTY

The Reverend Dr. Charles Fensham Professor of Systematic Theology

The Reverend Dr. J. Dorcas Gordon Principal, Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Preaching

Dr. Brian Irwin Associate Professor of Old Testament/ Hebrew Scriptures

The Reverend Dr. Stuart Macdonald Professor of Church and Society

ADJUNCT FACULTY PART-TIME

The Reverend Dr. Andrew Irvine Pastoral Theology

SESSIONAL LECTURERS

The Reverend Dr. Clyde Ervine Introduction to Worship The Reverend Dr. Chun Hoi Heo Polity of the Korean Evangelical Holiness Church, Theology & Evangelism in Wesleyan Heritage Dr. Bokyung Kim Understanding the New Testament Dr. Joon Ki Kim Introduction to Preaching

The Reverend Dr. Pamela McCarroll Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Director of Field Education

The Reverend Dr. Bradley McLean Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Director of Distance Education

Dr. Bryan Jeong Guk Lee Christian Ethics for Biosphere and Context Models of Contextual Theology: An Asian Perspective The Reverend Tim Purvis Polity The Reverend Dr. Sarah Travis Worship Practicum, Minister in Residence

Dr. Nam Soon Song Ewart Professor of Christian Education & Youth Ministry, Director of the Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology and Ministry The Reverend Dr. John Vissers Director of Academic Programs and Professor of Historical Theology

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IDENTITY, MISSION, VISION, VALUES STATEMENT Identity Statement: Knox College is a theological school of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, a federated College of the University of Toronto, and a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology. As a seminary of the Reformed tradition, it has ecumenical relationships with the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the World Council of Churches, The Canadian Council of Churches, as well as partnerships with various seminaries in the global community. Knox holds its accreditation through the Association of Theological Schools. Mission Statement: Knox College educates women and men for faithful and creative Christian ministries and scholarship through its teaching, research and global partnerships. Vision Statement: Faith Matters® Values: In light of our identity and statement of mission, trusting in God, sustained by the Spirit, with Jesus Christ as our helper, Knox College will: 1. demonstrate the following practices in the exercise of its vocation: • leadership that serves • relationships of trust and respect • learning as reflective practice • honouring a prophetic voice • offering hospitality 2. through its Faculty: • prepare ordained and lay congregational and pastoral leaders who will improve the quality of religious and public life through their work in communities of faith, both within Canada and globally; • be an effective resource by making its research available to The Presbyterian Church in Canada and the broader public of Canadian society; • individually, and through membership in the Toronto School of Theology continue a strong commitment to critical reflection and scholarly research on the Christian ministry, faith, history and tradition. 3. value excellence in its academic programs and centres, and focus its resources accordingly; 4. be an active partner within the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto, providing a reformed voice for ecumenical and Christian theological education; 5. promote effective partnerships with The Presbyterian Church in Canada, Canadian public life, and global partners as integral to the strengthening of its mission; 6. live deeply into the challenges and opportunities of what it means to be a multicultural community of faith; 7. through its residence, offer hospitality to students who are Presbyterian and those who are part of the diversity of the University of Toronto; 8. commit itself to ongoing and comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of its work and witness.

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