Report to the Community 2022

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REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2022 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE | THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY


TABLE OF CONTENTS From the President............................ 2 2021-2022 Highlights......................... 3 Staff & Faculty Transitions............. 5 Academics.............................................. 7 External Relations............................... 8 Financial & Student Reports........ 9 Leadership.............................................10

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FROM THE PRESIDENT

I continue to appreciate your interest in the work of Providence University College and Theological Seminary. We could not do what we are called to do without the support of our broader Providence community of alumni, supporters, and friends. I am now in my second year as your President and my passion to see people grow in knowledge and character for leadership and service has only grown. I have spent much of this past year getting to know you, the people of Providence. Thank you for your warm welcome and for your encouragement as we work toward this exciting mission. It has been tremendous to return to campus this fall and to see the enthusiasm generated by our returning students. This is the first time in several years that we are able to operate without COVID restrictions. God has been faithful to sustain us through these past years and we cannot wait to see what He is going to do in us now as we embrace this next stage of His calling in our work. As you read this report and consider the numbers and names, please appreciate that every dollar and every student represent God’s provision and calling. We are so grateful for your prayers, your participation, and your support. I look forward to engaging you personally as the year continues and as we serve together. Gratefully,

Kenton C. Anderson, PhD President

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2021-2022 HIGHLIGHTS

NIVERVILLE PARTNERSHIP

DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

LILLY GRANT

Providence signed a partnership

Providence honoured September

officially announced being given

with the Town of Niverville and is

30, 2021 as the National Day for

nearly $1M in grant money from Lilly

now making good use of its newly

Truth and Reconciliation. Classes

Endowment Inc. The funds will be

built Community Resource and

were cancelled, the flag was lowered

used to establish a Centre for

Recreation Centre (CRRC). Beginning

at half-mast and employees and

On-Demand Education (CODE) that

with the Fall 2021 athletics season,

students received orange ribbons to

endeavours to serve pastors and

all home games for our Pilots varsity

help commemorate and remember

church leaders with proven learning

teams – volleyball, basketball and

our Canadian Indigenous history; to

methodologies like competency

futsal – are hosted at the new,

honour residential school survivors,

base theological education, adult

state-of-the-art CRRC facility which

their families, and communities.

degree completion, and prior learning

opened July 1, 2021.

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On December 14, 2021, Providence

assessments.


PRESIDENT’S INAUGURATION

NURSING PROGRAM ON-CAMPUS

GRADUATION 2022

Kenton C. Anderson, PhD, was

On March 31, 2022, Assiniboine

we held an in-person graduation

inaugurated as the 15th President of

Community College announced its

ceremony on the Otterburne

Providence on March 12, 2022. Dr. Leland

plan to open another rural rotating

campus. It took place on a Saturday

Eliason, Provost Emeritus of Bethel

site for its Practical Nursing Diploma

afternoon on April 23, 2022. A total

Seminary, gave the inaugural address.

in Otterburne. This program, in

of 82 two students, 45 from the

The in-person and online ceremony was

partnership with Southern Health-

seminary and 37 from the university

attended by members of the Board of

Santé Sud, is now housed on our

college, graduated. In addition to

Governors, representatives from various

Providence campus. A significant

the undergraduate and graduate

Christian universities, officials from

provincial investment in nursing has

degrees, 16 students received

different levels of governments, faculty

made this expansion possible.

certificates or diplomas.

For the first time since COVID began,

and staff, and friends of Providence.

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STAFF & FACULTY TRANSITIONS

LISSA WRAY BEAL, PhD

DENNIS HIEBERT, PhD

resigned from her position as

retired from his position as

Professor of Old Testament

Associate Professor of Sociology

after serving at Providence

after serving at Providence for

Seminary for 18 years. She has

more than 43 years.

accepted a teaching position at Wycliffe College in Toronto.

VAL HIEBERT, PhD

IBIYEMI AROWOLO, PhD

resigned from her position

was hired as Assistant Professor

as Assistant Professor of

of Psychology, July 2021. Prior

Sociology to pursue other career

to coming to Providence, she

opportunities. She served at

served as adjunct professor at

Providence since 2005.

the University of Winnipeg.

DAVID IREMADZE, PhD

TIM PERRY, PhD

was appointed Dean of

was hired in July 2021 as the

Buller School of Business. Dr.

Dean and Professor of Theology

Iremadze joined the Providence

in Providence Seminary. He has

faculty as Associate Professor

since transitioned out of his role

of Business and Director of the

as Dean but continues to teach

Buller School of Business in

full-time.

June 2021.

NICHOLAS GRECO, PhD

NIKLAAS SCHALM

was appointed Provost on

was appointed Registrar on

July 1, 2021. Dr. Greco has

July 1, 2021. He served as

served as Associate Professor

Associate Registrar of Records

of Communications & Media at

and Systems from 2017-2021.

Providence since 2008 and as Registrar from 2019-2021.

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EMERITUS APPOINTMENTS

DAVID JOHNSON, PhD

CAMERON MACKENZIE, MDiv

STAN HAMM, PhD

was appointed President Emeritus.

was appointed Professor Emeritus.

was appointed Professor Emeritus.

He first came to Providence in 1990,

He joined the Providence team

He joined the Providence Faculty

and over the years, served in the

in 1984 and served as Director of

in 1983 and taught in the area

Seminary on Faculty and as Dean.

Development for two years. In 1991,

of Church Ministries, Student

In 2007, he became Executive Vice

he joined the University College

Development, and Educational and

President and Provost. After a year

Faculty before being appointed

Christian Studies. He also served as

as Interim President, the Board

as Dean (2011) and Provost (2019).

Academic Dean of the Seminary

appointed Dr. Johnson as President

In 2021, he accepted a position

for 13 years until his retirement

in 2013 until his retirement in

as Lead Pastor of a church in

in 2021. He continues to teach at

June 2021. He continues to serve

Winnipeg, but continues to teach

Providence as a Sessional Faculty

as an Adjunct Professor of New

Old Testament at Providence.

Member.

Testament.

NEW FACULTY (As of Fall 2022) JEFF ANDERSON, DMin, has been appointed Interim Dean of the Seminary. He also serves as the Program Director of the Doctor of Ministry program. BRUCE FRIESEN-PANKRATZ, PhD, was appointed as Assistant Professor of Environmental Science. Dr. Friesen-Pankratz received his PhD in Botany at the University of Manitoba. GAVIN HALL, MDiv, was appointed as Associate Professor of Church Ministries. Rev. Hall serves as Lead Pastor of Charleswood Community Church in Winnipeg.

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ACADEMICS

‘SCIENCE FOR SEMINARIES’ SEED GRANT Providence Theological Seminary was awarded a Science for Seminaries seed grant in the amount of $15K for the 2021-22 academic year. It is part of an initiative that offers one year of funding to 12 seminaries accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). On March 19, 2022, Providence hosted an online symposium co-sponsored by Providence Theological Seminary and the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA). The topic of the symposium was Integrating Science and Faith and featured three experts in the fields of science and Christian faith, followed by a panel of Providence professors. Featured speakers included Josh Reeves, Nyasha Gondora, and Keith Fox.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS Heather Macumber, PhD, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, published Recovering the Monstrous in Revelation. Lexington Books/Fortress Academic. Fall 2021 Tim Perry, PhD, Professor of Theology, published Funerals: For the Care of Souls. Lexham Ministry Guides. Lexham Press 2021.

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, 2022, is $1,744,193.

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EXTERNAL RELATIONS

PROVIDENCE GOLF CLASSIC The 23rd Annual Providence Golf Classic took place on August 10, 2021 at Quarry Oaks Golf Course near Steinbach. More than 160 golfers registered and approximately $70,000 was raised. The tournament has been an important tradition for the Providence community to come together and support student scholarships.

VIRTUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL Providence celebrated its annual Harvest Festival on October 21, 2021 virtually with many of our Providence community tuned into the 30-minute event using Facebook or YouTube. The program included hearing from four longtime staff and faculty members who have served at Providence for a combined 142 years.

DAY4PROV The Providence community celebrated its 4th annual Day4Prov on Thursday, March 17, 2022, 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. A total of 70 gifts were given, raising more than $14,000.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR HARVEST FESTIVAL SPONSORS! Bristal Hauling

Herb & Joan Franz

Payworks

David & Barb Johnson

Lawton Partners

Richard & Diane Bergmann

Elsa Krahn

Lorn & Laura Bergstresser

Ruban Insurance

Herb & Erna Buller

Merrick’s MetalWorks

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FINANCIAL & STUDENT REPORTS REPORT FROM MAY 1, 2021-APRIL 30, 2022 2021-2022 Audited Statement ESTATES & ORGANZIATIONS $17,821 (1.65%)

BUSINESSES $124,149 (11.52%) BOARD $34,245 (3.18%)

FRIENDS & CORPORATION MEMBERS $226,185 (20.98%)

DESIGNATED $987,602 (91.60%)

WHO HAS GIVEN?

WHERE HAVE YOU GIVEN? EMPLOYEES $28,200 (2.62%)

Total $1,078,091

GOVERNMENT FUNDING (COPSE & MSBI) $1,347,745 (17.1%)

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE (CEW & CRHP) $808,960 (10.2%) OTHER $147,729 (1.9%)

DONATIONS $804,877 (10.2%)

AUXILIARY SERVICES $1,086,293 (13.8%)

Total $1,078,091

ALUMNI, PARENTS, & STUDENTS $229,146 (21.25%)

FOUNDATIONS & CHURCHES $418,345 (38.80%)

INVESTMENT INCOME $21,000 (0.3%)

OPERATING $37,591 (3.49%)

ENDOWMENT $52,898 (4.91%)

AUXILIARY SERVICES $989,283 (11.5%)

SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES $496,267 (5.8%)

CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION $793,992 (9.2%) INSTRUCTION $2,221,570 (25.8%)

OPERATING EXPENSES

OPERATING REVENUES Total $7,896,215 EDUCATION FEES $3,568,754 (45.2%)

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT $2,625,441 (30.5%)

Total $8,595,659

ACADEMIC SUPPORT $132,319 (1.5%)

PUBLIC EVENTS $110,857 (1.4%) STUDENT SUPPORT $1,336,787 (15.6%)

ENROLLMENT TOTAL FOR FALL 2021: 428 STUDENTS

THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Total Enrollment: 182

Total Enrollment: 244

EAL/EAP STUDENTS (English as an Additional Language/English for Academic Purposes) Total Enrollment: 2

Including international students enrolled in our English Language Institute, summer school, intrasession students, DMin students, online students as well as those at our Alberta site, 529 people were enrolled in Providence education programs from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.

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LEADERSHIP 2021-2022 BOARD OF GOVERNORS BOARD CHAIR: Joan Franz, JD Kenton Anderson Winnipeg, MB | President, Providence University College & Theological Seminary

Richard Bergmann

Winnipeg, MB | Director, Logistics, Bison Transport

Rebecca Dielschneider

Winnipeg, MB | Assistant Professor, Biology, Providence Senate Representative

Beverly Dyck Winnipeg, MB | Executive Assistant, Lawton Partners Financial Planning Services Joan Franz Winkler, MB | Lawyer, Wiens and Franz Law Office Kenneth E. Friesen

Steinbach, MB | President, Reclay StewardEdge Inc.

Ron B. Friesen Rosenort, MB | Agriculture Equipment Sales, Rosenort Motors Libby Hanna Niverville, MB | Partner, Wiebe Investments Ltd

Howard Jolly Niverville, MB | Executive Director, First Nations Alliance Churches of Canada

Terry Kaufman

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

Scott Masterson Steinbach, MB | Vice President Operations, Providence Cabinet Representative Katherine Thiessen

Winkler, MB | TESOL Instructor, Regional Connections Immigration Services

James Zelinski Pitt Meadows, BC | CEO, Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Ltd.

2021-2022 PRESIDENT’S CABINET

KENTON ANDERSON, PhD President

SCOTT MASTERSON Vice President Operations

NICHOLAS GRECO, PhD Provost

LESHIA VERKERK, MDiv Vice President Student Life

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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