REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2020 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE | THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
TABLE OF CONTENTS From the President............................ 2 2019-2020 Highlights........................ 3 Academics.............................................. 5 Staff Changes........................................ 7 External Relations............................... 8 Financial & Student Reports........ 9 Leadership.............................................10
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FROM THE PRESIDENT
Thank you for taking an interest in Providence. We are a Christian academic community in the evangelical tradition that teaches people to grow in knowledge and character for leadership and service in churches and communities around the world. Our vision is to make a difference for Christ through staff, faculty, students, and alumni. We hold five core values. We value Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord. He is first in our hearts and minds. Everything we do is for His work in the world. We value Christian community, which is the context in which we live out our mission and our priorities. We value academic excellence, which we practice in community to glorify God. We value exploration. We are curious about Godâ€™s world and the life we live in it. Finally, we value diversity of thought; we seek to understand before we seek to be understood.
As you read this report you will gain a deeper sense of who we are and what the past year has meant to us. Every number in the report represents people, and every person has a story. All those stories from all over the globe make up the story that was Providence in 2019-2020.
David H. Johnson, PhD President
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MURIEL TAYLOR HALL
Due to COVID-19 interruptions,
Providenceâ€™s largest fundraising
student living and learning on-
campaign to date, IMPACT 2020,
Students moved into a brand-new
campus ended earlier than expected
continues to drive our institutional
for our 2019-20 academic year. In mid-
in January and then celebrated its
strategic plan and our mission
March, our Otterburne campus closed
grand opening with a ribbon cutting
forward, making a Christian post-
and we moved to remote learning.
ceremony in February. Muriel Taylor
secondary education more accessible
Our students and faculty met the
Hall is a three-storey, 22,500 sq. ft.
to students than ever before. Our
challenges by successfully completing
student residence that fulfills our
goal to raise $14.5 million by end of
classes and coursework online.
vision for an on-campus living and
December 2020 is well within reach.
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residence, MURIEL TAYLOR HALL,
PILOTS MEN’S SOCCER
Our Pilots men’s soccer placed second
Providence launched two new
in the NCCAA CHAMPIONSHIP held in
Our (more than 10,000) ALUMNI
academic programs in the fall
Florida. They lost the Final with a score
are examples of how a Providence
of 2019 – a two-year diploma in
of 1-0 in overtime. This is a snapshot of
education prepares students for
Business Administration and a
one of the league championships we’ve
the careers they are dreaming
four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc)
played in the 2019-20 year. We’re proud
about, no matter where in the world
degree in Health Science –, and then
of all our Pilots teams which include
announced a TUITION FREEZE FOR
they go. Some of our graduates
men’s and women’s soccer, basketball,
2020/21 calendar year.
volleyball and futsal. You can now cheer on the Pilots by streaming their games in the comfort of your own home.
have: operated a tech startup in Germany, established a Bible college in Myanmar, started a counselling centre in Rwanda, ran a 20-acre wellness center in Texas, ministered to victims of sex trafficking in Ontario, and served in addiction agencies here in Manitoba.
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DMin, Associate Professor of
MLS, MA, Director of Library
MA, Assistant Professor of TESOL,
Pastoral Theology, retired at the
Services, retired in July 2020 after
was appointed Dean of Providence
end of April 2020. Dr. Thiessen
20 years of service.
University College in October 2019.
taught in the Seminary since 2007,
She joined the Providence Faculty
first as adjunct, then full-time
BOOK PUBLICATIONS Dennis Hiebert, PhD, Professor of Sociology: Rationality, Humility, and Spirituality in Christian Life. Cascade Books, Wipf & Stock. 2020
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CLASS OF 2020 Since COVID-19 disrupted our plans to celebrate graduation in April, we cancelled an in-person graduation ceremony. However, 31 Seminary students and 35 University College students received degrees. In addition to our degree graduates, one student received a graduate certificate in Leadership, six students received a certificate or graduate certificate of TESOL, and two students received a certificate of Bible and Theology.
PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES A six-part Public Lecture Series consisting of separate topics addressed by six different Providence faculty members took place during the months of February and March. Topics included politics, theology, morality, history, psychiatry, worship and social construction. The series ran concurrently in Winnipeg and Steinbach.
PROVIDENCE GUEST LECTURES DAVID KENNEDY, a Supportive Care Counsellor at Hospice Peterborough, ON was the guest lecturer at the Providence Guest Lectures in October 2019. He spoke on the topic Bringing Death Back Into Life to a lecture hall with more than 175 attendees.
PROVF TALKS The 6TH ANNUAL PROVF TALKS, held on November 21, 2019, showcased 10 Providence faculty members, each of whom delivered a bite-sized lecture on a topic of contemporary relevance and personal interest. Fashioned on the TED Talks model, the 15-minute PROVF Talks were presented to a full lecture theatre on the Otterburne campus.
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PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH BEGINS In March 2020, after three decades of faithfully serving at Providence, President David Johnson announced that he will retire from his role at the end of his term on June 30, 2021. Dr. Johnson has had an accomplished 30-year career at Providence, serving 12 years as a professor and 18 years as an administrator including the last eight years as President. He began his career at Providence in 1990 as a Seminary Professor, teaching New Testament and Greek. He became Dean of the Seminary in 2002 and then moved into the position of Executive Vice President and Provost in 2007. After a year as Interim President, the Board appointed Johnson as President in 2013. An EXECUTIVE SEARCH is underway for the 15th President of Providence University College and Theological Seminary.
Director of IT Services, retired April 30, 2020. Martin led the
Samantha Groenendijk was appointed Vice President
IT department for over 25 years. He also served as coach of
for External Relations in March 2020. Prior to her
the menâ€™s soccer team for many years.
appointment as VP She served as Director of Development, overseeing all of Providenceâ€™s donor relations and fundraising activities. Samantha has a BA from Redeemer University and an MA in Leadership from Royal Roads University.
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EXTERNAL RELATIONS IMPACT 2020 In June 2015, the Board of Governors approved a $12.5M donation campaign. Impact 2020: The Campaign for Providence is the largest fund-raising initiative in Providence’s history. The goals of the campaign are to solidify our Christ-centredness, see our enrollment grow, secure our human and physical resources for the future, and strengthen our legacy of Christ-led impact. Because of the success of the campaign, the Board authorized the President to stretch the goal in January 2019. The new goal is to raise $14.5M by the end of December 2020.
IMPACT 2020 CAMPAIGN PROGRESS SO FAR $14,229,771
PROVIDENCE CLASSIC The 22ND ANNUAL PROVIDENCE CLASSIC took place at Quarry Oaks Golf and Country Club in Steinbach, MB on August 18, 2020. More than $50,000 was raised as a result of the day’s events for student scholarships. Our sponsors included: Bison Transport Title Sponsor Dinner Sponsor NDL Construction Ltd. Platimum Sponsors
Rosenort Credit Union, CHVN 95.1, WM. Dyck and Sons (1993), Industrial Heat Treating Ltd., Mackenzie Investments/Onyx Financial Group, Progressive Real Estate
Gold Sponsors Sodexo Canada, Steinbach Hatchery & Feed Ltd. Silver Sponsors TC Energy, Rosenort Motors Ltd., Grunthal Lumber, Jim & Bev Penner Family, Golf Cart Sponsor
Ruban Insurance Brokers Inc., Three Way Builders Ltd., Powerland Computers Sodexo Canada
Fairway Specialty Vehicles Lunch Sponsor Bronze Sponsors
Print Studio One and Three-Six North Marketing, Harv’s Air Service (2001) Inc.,
Driving Range Sponsors
Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP, Kleefeld Construction, BSI Insurance (Niverville), Premier Printing,
Clearview Co-op, Chez Koop, Sleep Suites Motel Inc.
THE PROVIDENCE LEGACY FUND 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 at April 30, 2020 amounted to $1,624,295. 2020 2020 Report Report to to the the Community Community || 8 8
FINANCIAL & STUDENT REPORTS REPORT FROM MAY 1, 2019-APRIL 30, 2020 2019-2020 Audited Statement
DESIGNATED $438,238 (22.0%) EMPLOYEES $76,076 (4.0%)
BOARD $58,701 (3.0%)
CAPITAL $100,000 (5.0%)
BUSINESSES $193,796 (10.0%) ENDOWMENT $34,590 (2.0%)
ALUMNI, PARENTS & STUDENTS $143,236 (7.0%)
WHO HAS GIVEN?
WHERE HAVE YOU GIVEN?
FRIENDS & CORPORATION MEMBERS $859,503 (43.0%)
FOUNDATIONS & CHURCHES $662,628 (33.0%)
OTHER $593,497 (7.0%)
OPERATING $1,421,085 (71.0%)
SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES $448,709 (5.0%) INSTRUCTION $2,437,511 (28.0%)
CEWS GRANT $429,830 (5.0%) TUITION/FEES $3,339,632 (41.0%)
PROVINCIAL OPERATING GRANT $1,242,150 (15.0%)
AUXILIARY SERVICES $1,073,655 (12.0%)
OPERATING REVENUES Total $8,224,329
ACADEMIC SUPPORT $155,437 (2.0%)
CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION $1,129,626 (13.0%)
STUDENT SUPPORT $1,097,481 (12.0%)
DONATIONS $1,421,085 (17.0%) INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT $2,500,723 (28.0%)
AUXILILARY SERVICES $1,198,135 (15.0%)
ENROLLMENT TOTAL FOR FALL 2019: 450 STUDENTS
Total Enrollment: 181 FTE: 106
Total Enrollment: 262 FTE: 236
EAL/EAP STUDENTS (English as an Additional Language/ English for Academic Purposes) Total Enrollment: 7
Including the international students enrolled in our English Language Institute, summer school and intersession students, Doctor of Ministry students, as well as those at our Alberta site and on-line students, 527 people were enrolled in Providence education programs from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.
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LEADERSHIP 2019-2020 BOARD OF GOVERNORS BOARD CHAIR: Joan Franz, J.D. David Baker
Beverly Dyck Joan Franz
Ron B. Friesen
Nonie Giesbrecht Gavin Hall
David H. Johnson Howard Jolly Mark Kelm
Sheldon Loeppky Stephen Pasiciel Jeff Pries
Kathy Thiessen Glenys Wirch
Winnipeg, MB | Former President/CEO, Think Shift Inc. Burlington, ON | CEO, Crossroads Christian Communications Canada Winnipeg, MB | Executive Assistant, Lawton Partners Financial Planning Services Winkler, MB | Lawyer, Wiens and Franz Law Office Rosenort, MB | Agriculture Equipment Sales, Rosenort Motors St. Agathe, MB | Customer Sales and Service Winnipeg, MB | Lead Pastor, Charleswood Community Church Niverville, MB | Partner, Wiebe Investments Ltd. Otterburne, MB | VP for Administration, Providence University College and Theological Seminary Steinbach, MB | President, Providence University College and Theological Seminary Niverville, MB | Pastor, First Nations Community Church Winnipeg, MB | Senior Chaplain, Union Gospel Mission Langley, BC | Director of Operations, Elim Village/Elim Housing Society Abbostford, BC | President, Kerkhoff Technologies Inc. Mississauga, ON | Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Bison Transport Winkler, MB | Providence Theological Seminary Student Body Representative Winkler, MB | TESOL Instructor, Regional Corrections Otterburne, MB | Associate Professor, Providence Theological Seminary Senate Representative Pitt Meadows, BC | Chief Administrative Officer, Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Ltd.
DAVID JOHNSON, PhD President
HEATH HOLDEN, MA Vice President Administration, CFO
CAMERON McKENZIE, MDiv Provost and VP Academic
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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