istry focuses on children and their families. There is a high percentage of children living in poverty in the area, so along with the typical after-school fun and games, they feed them God’s Word and nourishing meals. Stan Fowler (ThD, W ’99) is retiring this summer as Professor of Theology at Heritage Theological Seminary, Cambridge, ON. He will continue occasional teaching as an adjunct professor at Heritage, but he will have time to do more reading and writing on his own schedule. The writing projects are yet to be determined. Ted Ward (DCS, W ’99) was privileged to spend time at St. Martin’s, Houston, the largest Episcopal church in the USA, as Rector, with Dr. Russell Levenson, a great evangelical leader and miracle believer. The Center for Hope and Healing is the fulfillment of Levenson’s vision to “minister to those broken by life circumstances.” It offers seminars on dealing with mental health issues, individual prayer ministry every week, counselling (as for recent Houston flood victims) and fellowships for researching mental health/spiritual issues. Run by former Baylor professor Dr. Matt Stanford, it is self-supporting but closely aligned with St. Martin’s. One sees the working out of Jesus’ Great Commission and model for ministry as in Luke 9–10 and Matthew 10. Check it out at hopeandhealingcenter.org, where they welcome visitors.
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John Dykeman (W ’15) and his wife are expecting their first child on September 4, 2018. He still plays ball hockey at the Wycliffe tennis court on Monday nights. He now works fulltime for the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada as chaplain to medical and dental students at U of T and participates in advocacy work around doctors’ conscience rights. He has recently stepped down as Youth Pastor at Christ Church St. James after 4 1/2 years and has applied for ordination in the Anglican Church of Canada.
They spend approximately half the year in the West, raising awareness of work supporting indigenous pastors in Tanzania; the other half of the year is spent in Tanzania. They work with four denominations. The charity he and Cathy founded (ACrossMission) is supporting the stipends of 31 pastors in Sub-Saharan East Africa (prayers and ideas as to how to broaden awareness of this ministry and so increase their level of support would be greatly appreciated). Canon Edwards says that “God seems to be leading us to adopt 30 ministries in Haiti, Burundi, DRC, and South Sudan over the next few years… please pray for God’s provision.” Rev. Sarah Armstrong (Jackson) (W ’17) On Easter Sunday Sarah and her husband, The Rev. Aidan Armstrong (W ’16), celebrated the baptism of their son, William Alfred (born November 15th, 2017), at the Church of the Ascension in Sudbury where Aidan serves as the incumbent. His godparents are The Rev. Dr. Derek Neal (W ’17) and Allison Dean (W ’17).
The Rev. Canon Howard Edwards (W ’15) was ordained as Deacon on Aug. 21, 2016 in the Diocese of Rorya, Anglican Church of Tanzania, and ordained as a Priest in the same diocese on Dec. 11, 2016. He was appointed Canon and Archdeacon of Suba on July 2, 2017 – Diocese of Rorya, Anglican Church of Tanzania. He and his wife Cathy are teaching the Gospel in five congregations, and God is establishing new Anglican congregations in the Suba region of Tanzania (the shores of Lake Victoria south of Kenya and north of Musoma Tanzania).
The Rev. Paul Ranson (W ’05) is currently the Rector of the Parish of Douglas and Nashwaaksis (August 2016–Present) at St. John the Evangelist Church. From 2013 to 2016 he was chaplain at Rothesay Netherwood School in Rothesay, NB. He is married to Kimberly (Worrall) from Fredericton, NB. They have three children: Isaac (5), Colin (4), and Rachel (1). Vannesa Rottner (W ’05) participated in the Care 150 Therapeutic Touch events in May 2018 with her colleagues at Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario as a Community Educational event, offering sessions at Sick Kids Hospital and also at St. John’s Convent. Therapeutic Touch has its roots in the practice of Laying on of Hands. She continues to exercise her lay ministry to the church, friends, and family within those parameters and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. She says her Calico cat “keeps me on the straight and narrow, reminding me of God’s abundant unconditional love.” 13
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