Peter Patterson Doctor of Sacred Letters (honoris causa) After graduating from the U of T in 1968, Peter Patterson pursued an actuarial career in insurance. He qualified as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1975. After a number of years in marketing, administration, and claims, Peter was appointed President and CEO of the Mercantile and General Reinsurance Company’s life business in North America in 1986. Over time he also took on responsibility for the Company’s general business, as well as global responsibility for disability and health products. After M&G was acquired by Swiss Re in 1996, Peter was appointed as President of Swiss Re’s life business in Canada and the U.S. After his retirement from that position, Peter spent his time and energy working in the charitable sector, including chairing the Board of Directors at World Vision Canada, serving as Business Director at Wycliffe College for 20 years, and acting as his church’s representative on the Board of Stonegate Ministry. He continues to serve on several corporate bank insurance boards.
Honorand Peter Patterson signs register
The Rt. Rev. David Lehmann, Bishop of Caledonia Doctor of Divinity (jure dignitatis) Bishop David was born in Toronto and raised in Fort Smith, NT. He completed his BA in History at Camrose Lutheran College in 1990. While working on his MDiv at Wycliffe, he enlisted in the Naval Reserves. Upon completion of seminary, he was ordained and served in Fort Simpson, NT. Throughout his parish ministry in the Northwest Territories and Alberta, he would actively engage in community initiatives, heritage projects, and Fresh Expressions of ministry.
The Rt. Rev. David Lehmann
Bishop David is currently the Bishop of Caledonia and is writing his dissertation for a Doctorate of Ministry at the Trinity School for Ministry.
The Rev. Fleming Rutledge Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) Having spent 22 years in parish ministry, Fleming Rutledge now has an international preaching vocation. She is invited to preach, teach, and lead conferences in the Protestant denominations of the USA and Canada, and is also recognized as a preacher-theologian by Roman Catholic leaders. She has taught preaching in the University of Toronto School of Theology. Mrs. Rutledge has twice been a resident Fellow of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton and was a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome. Her most recent book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, was named Book of the Year (2017) by Christianity Today. Six previous sermon collections, including And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament, have met with wide acclaim across denominational lines. Her book about the theology of The Lord of the Rings is called The Battle for Middle-earth. Her new book Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ will be published by Eerdmans this fall. Her website is www.generousorthodoxy.org. One of the first women to be ordained (1977) to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, Mrs. Rutledge served for 14 years on the clergy staff at Grace Church on Lower Broadway, New York City. She received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary. A native of Franklin, VA, Mrs. Rutledge and her husband Reginald E. (Dick) Rutledge recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.
Honorand Fleming Rutledge greets Prof. Glen Taylor 11
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