REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2021 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE | THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
TABLE OF CONTENTS From the President............................ 2 2020-2021 Highlights........................ 3 Staff & Faculty Transitions............. 5 Academics.............................................. 6 External Relations............................... 7 Financial & Student Reports........ 9 Leadership.............................................10
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FROM THE PRESIDENT
Thank you for your interest in the work of Providence University College and Theological Seminary. Our mission depends upon the support of the broader community, and we are grateful for your participation. I have been President for all of four months now, but already I have grown to love and appreciate the people and the mission of Providence. This place is populated by great people who are committed to the person of Jesus Christ and the purpose of God’s Kingdom. Everything we do is dedicated to the fulfilment of our prayer that “God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Whether it is developing people to appreciate the wonders of God’s creation through Health Sciences, the formation of people prepared as entrepreneurs to build businesses and organizations that are good for people in the world or helping students to understand God more fully through investigation of the Bible, we exist to honour God through the blessing of our students. Every number, fact, and story presented in these pages represents people that God has called to Providence and called to His service for the 2020-2021 academic year. We reflect with thanksgiving on God’s faithfulness throughout the last year, and look with anticipation to what He has in store for us in 2021-2022. To keep up to date on current happenings at Providence, including new faculty and staff postings, student life stories, program updates, and more, please visit Prov.ca! We are pleased that you are part of that picture as together we pursue our mission to teach people to grow in knowledge and character for leadership and service. With heartfelt thanks,
Kenton C. Anderson, PhD President
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CAMPAIGN ART PIECE
On April 7, 2021, we held a VIRTUAL
A colourful ART PIECE that fills a
CELEBRATION to announce the
Our ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2020
9 ft x 6.5 ft canvas is on display near
completion of Impact 2020, a five-
remained steady with a total of
the front entrance of the Hanna
year capital campaign, which raised
433 students registered for classes.
Building. It was commissioned to
more than $14.7 million. We received
However, due to COVID-19, we
Winnipeg artist, Yisa Akinbolaji, to
donations from 1,580 people,
experienced a significant decrease
help the Providence community
including gifts from our Board,
in international student enrollment
commemorate the success of the
friends, businesses, staff, faculty, and
and a decrease in residence students
Impact 2020 campaign.
living on-campus which presented
more than 700 alumni!
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some financial challenges.
FACULTY IN RESIDENCE
WEEK OF PRAYER
Provost pro tem, DR. NICHOLAS
Organized by the Student Council
GRECO, and his family made the brave
Forty-eight students, 15 from
(STUCO) and the Spiritual Life
step to move into Muriel Taylor Hall on
the seminary and 33 from the
Committee, the week included
September 2020. He lives on-campus
university college, graduated this
prayer services in the R.W. Affleck
with wife (Antonella) and daughter
spring. Thirteen students received
Chapel, prayer walks across campus,
(Serafina) as part of an initiative to
a certificate or diploma. Due to
worship in Muriel Taylor Hall (the
facilitate ‘student living and learning’
ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we
Hub) and an ecumenical panel with
inside and outside of the classroom.
held a VIRTUAL GRADUATION
special guest speakers.
ceremony for both the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes on May 29, 2021.
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STAFF & FACULTY TRANSITIONS
BRIANNE COLLINS, PhD
JEREMY FUNK, PhD
Served at Providence since 2017
Retired from his position as the
and resigned her position as
Director of the Buller School of
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Business. He’s served Providence for
to pursue an opportunity at the
the past 14 years and will continue
University of Manitoba.
some of his teaching duties.
STAN HAMM, PhD
HEATH HOLDEN, MA
Completed 32 years of service at
Resigned his position as Vice
Providence, serving as Seminary
President Administration and
Dean for the past 12 years. He
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) after
will continue to teach a couple of
15 years of service at Providence.
courses in the Seminary.
RANDALL HOLM, PhD
DAVID JOHNSON, PhD
Departed from his position as
Retired at the end of June 2021
Associate Professor of Spiritual
after an accomplished 31 year
Formation after completing 21
career at Providence, serving 12
years of service at Providence.
years as a professor and 19 years as an administrator (with the last nine years as President).
CAMERON McKENZIE, MDiv
SHARON PHAM, PhD
After 32 years of service at
Departed from her positions
Providence, resigned his position
as Counselling Department
as Provost and VP Academics
Chair and Associate Professor of
to accept a full-time pastoral
Counselling Psychology after 14
position in Winnipeg.
years of service at Providence.
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RELAUNCHING DIDASKALIA: OUR THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY JOURNAL Didaskalia’s new editorial board has taken the opportunity to reimagine ways of more effectively ministering to and with the local church. In addition to peer-reviewed essays and thoughtful book reviews of recent works, the journal will include interviews with leading practitioners and figures in their field, and exemplary sermons with commentary from leading homileticians. The most recent (Spring 2021) issue focuses on the theme of worship and includes an interview with Canadian songwriters and worship leaders, Steve Bell and Glen Soderholm. You can go to Prov.ca/Didaskalia to order your copy.
BTS SYMPOSIUM: THE CHURCH POST PANDEMIC On October 19th, 2020 the Bible and Theology Department of Providence Seminary invited alumni, area pastors, boards and lay leaders to join a free half-day Zoom forum on the topic The Church Post-Pandemic. With a panel consisting of seminary faculty and three area pastors, the forum held discussions around biblical & theological foundations and best practices for faithful ministry during the pandemic. Some of the session topics included ‘Holding Steady in Turbulent Times,’ ‘Pastoring in the Pandemic & Beyond: Reflection on Ministry’ and ‘Harnessing Difficulty for Discipleship.’ A recording is available on our YouTube channel at YouTube.com/ProvManitoba.
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PROVIDENCE GOLF CLASSIC The 22nd Annual Providence Golf Classic took place on August 18, 2020 and included staggered tee times to ensure a safe and physically distanced tournament at Quarry Oaks, a beautiful 440-acre golf course. Approximately 110 people participated and we raised more than $50,000.
VIRTUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL For the first time ever, Providence celebrated its annual Harvest Festival virtually. The 40-minute event took place on October 29, 2020 using both Facebook and YouTube as our online platforms. We raised more than $20,000 with around 250 participants tuning in.
PREVIEW PROV Our Preview Prov, which traditionally is an overnighter to help high school students experience campus life firsthand, was transformed into a virtual event this year. It featured a campus tour, info sessions, and a chance to interact via Zoom with professors and current students at Providence.
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DAY 4 PROV Our Providence community celebrated its third annual Day 4 Prov on March 18, 2021, displaying their newest and oldest Providence shirts, hats, jerseys and more as they posted on social media about the difference Providence has made in their lives. This year, a total of 68 gifts were given and we raised more than $7,000!
VIRTUAL GRADUATION Our Virtual Graduation was held on May 29, 2021. A ceremony for both the university college and seminary was broadcasted over Facebook and YouTube which included a message from Past President David Johnson, valedictorian speeches and warm video greetings from faculty.
PROVIDENCE LEGACY FUND Did you know that The Providence Legacy Fund grew by 11% this past year? Approximately 200 Providence students received scholarships and bursaries in 2020-2021 that totaled $90K. The Providence Legacy Fund consists of two types of investments: endowments where the capital is invested in perpetuity and the earnings are used for particular projects or to support general operations, and trust funds where both the capital and its earnings are used over a specified time for a particular project. The Legacy Fund consists of funds held by Providence and by The Winnipeg Foundation which combined on April 30, 2021 totalled $1,803,267.
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FINANCIAL & STUDENT REPORTS REPORT FROM MAY 1, 2020-APRIL 30, 2021 2020-2021 Audited Statement EMPLOYEES $56,782 (3.1%)
BOARD $33,519 (1.8%) BUSINESSES $135,270 (7.4%)
FRIENDS & CORPORATION MEMBERS $385,253 (21.1%)
ALUMNI, PARENTS & STUDENTS $147,310 (8.1%)
ENDOWMENT $5,328 (0.3%) OPERATING $1,086,200 (59.1%)
DESIGNATED $745,102 (40.6%)
WHO HAS GIVEN?
WHERE HAVE YOU GIVEN?
FOUNDATIONS & CHURCHES $1,078,495 (59.0%)
OTHER $263,723 (3.2%)
SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES $427,950 (5.4%) INSTRUCTION $2,270,028 (28.6%)
CEWS GRANT $1,646,079 (19.9%)
TUITION/FEES $3,320,393 (40.2%)
AUXILIARY SERVICES $827,900 (10.4%)
OPERATING REVENUES COPSE GRANT $1,242,150 (15.0%)
ACADEMIC SUPPORT $134,739 (1.7%)
CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION $771,090 (9.7%)
STUDENT SUPPORT $1,082,555 (13.6%)
DONATIONS $1,086,200 (13.2%) INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT $2,430,323 (30.6%)
AUXILIARY SERVICES $700,412 (8.5%)
ENROLLMENT TOTAL FOR FALL 2020: 433 STUDENTS
Total Enrollment: 188
Total Enrollment: 243
EAL/EAP STUDENTS (English as an Additional Language/English for Academic Purposes) Total Enrollment: 2
Including the international students enrolled in our English Language Institute, summer school, intersession students, DMin students, online students as well as those at our Alberta site, 496 people were enrolled in Providence education programs from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.
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LEADERSHIP 2020-2021 BOARD OF GOVERNORS BOARD CHAIR: Joan Franz, JD Winnipeg, MB | Former President/CEO, Think Shift Inc. David Baker
Richard Bergmann Rebecca Dielschneider
Winnipeg, MB | Director, Logistics, Bison Transport Winnipeg, MB | Assistant Professor, Biology, Providence University College: Senate Representative
Beverly Dyck Winnipeg, MB | Executive Assistant, Lawton Partners Financial Planning Services Joan Franz Winkler, MB | Lawyer, Franz Hoeppner Wiens Law Office
Ron B. Friesen Rosenort, MB | Agriculture Equipment Sales, Rosenort Motors Nonie Giesbrecht St. Agathe, MB | Customer Sales and Service
Gavin Hall Winnipeg, MB | Lead Pastor, Charleswood Community Church Libby Hanna Niverville, MB | Partner, Wiebe Investments Ltd.
Heath Holden Otterburne, MB | VP for Administration, Providence University College and Theological Seminary David H. Johnson Steinbach, MB | President, Providence University College and Theological Seminary Howard Jolly Niverville, MB | Pastor, First Nations Community Church
Steinbach, MB | Leadership Catalyst, Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mark Kelm Winnipeg, MB | Senior Chaplain, Union Gospel Mission Sheldon Loeppky Langley, BC | Director of Operations, Elim Village/Elim Housing Society Stephen Pasiciel Abbostford, BC | President, Kerkhoff Technologies Inc. Jeff Pries Mississauga, ON | Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Bison Transport Kathy Thiessen Winkler, MB | TESOL Instructor, Regional Corrections James Zelinski Pitt Meadows, BC | CEO, Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Ltd. Terry Kaufman
2021-2022 PRESIDENT’S CABINET
KENTON ANDERSON, PhD President
SCOTT MASTERSON Interim Vice President Operations
NICHOLAS GRECO, PhD Provost pro tem
SAMANTHA GROENENDIJK, MA Vice President External Relations
AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS ABHE - Association of Biblical Higher Education
CACUSS - Canadian Association of College and University Student Services
ACSD - Association for Christians in Student Development
CCCC - Canadian Council of Christian Charities
ACSI - Association of Christian Schools International
CCCU - Council of Christian Colleges and Universities
ARUCC - Association of Registrars of Universities and Colleges in Canada
CHEC - Christian Higher Education Canada
ATLA - American Theological Library Association (Associate Member)
EFC - Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
ATS - Association of Theological Schools FESP - Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents CACSD - Canadian Association for Christians in Student Development
TESL Canada Certified
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