|Faculty Directory||Role & Contact Details|
Frederick S. Tappenden (Ph.D., University of Manchester) comes to St. Stephen’s College from McGill University, where he held appointments in the McGill School of Religious Studies as both a Faculty Lecturer (2014–2017) and a Postdoctoral Fellow (2012–2014). He has taught and/or researched in the areas of Biblical and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, the Montreal School of Theology, The King’s University, and Concordia University of Edmonton. Dr. Tappenden’s scholarly work focuses on the integration of the cognitive and social sciences in the study of ancient Christianity. His monograph, Resurrection in Paul: Cognition, Metaphor, and Transformation (SBL Press, 2016), recently received a 2017 Lautenschläger Award from the University of Heidelberg.
|Principal and Dean
| Kelker, Henriette
Henriette Kelker, MSc, MDiv, PhD, grew up in the Netherlands, where she attended the Agriculture University in Wageningen. After immigrating to Canada, she completed her PhD in the Faculty of Science at The University of Alberta, followed by several years as a fulltime home maker and community volunteer before re-entering the academic world. The path that followed led through several years in the Museum and Heritage world exploring religious and immigrant history, and further studies in theology at St Andrew’s College in Saskatoon. As an ordained minister, she has served rural and urban congregations of The United Church of Canada. She remains deeply curious about the engagement of spirit in science and culture.
|Chair, Department of Theology
Amanda Radil holds an MEd and PhD in School and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Alberta. Her research focus is on motivation and emotion in educational environments while her clinical focus is on using a strengths-based perspective to work with youth. Additional areas of interest include evaluation, mixed methodology, neurodevelopmental disorders, and positive psychology. Amanda brings over seven years of experience in a variety of research and applied settings to her work at St Stephen's College.
|Associate Chair, Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality
Originally from Ottawa, Micheala has been working and living in British Columbia since 2006. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and a Master's Degree in Creative Art Therapies. She is a registered Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with the Canada Counselling & Psychotherapy Association and also holds registration as an Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Credentials Board. Micheala is currently working towards a Doctor of Education in Distance Education at Athabasca University with mixed methods dissertation focus in the role of video-conferencing clinical supervision for counsellors working in rural and indigenous communities to mitigate compassion fatigue risk.
|Associate Chair, Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality, Art Therapy
Darlene Pranke, DMin, is a CASC/ACSS Spiritual Care Practitioner and a Provisional Spiritual Care Supervisor-Educator. Darlene studied Theology at both North American Baptist College (BAR) and St. Stephen’s College (MTS and DMin) in Edmonton. Her specialization in the DMin studies was on Suicide Grief. Darlene currently works in the Healthcare sector (for 16 years) in both capacities, as a Spiritual Care Practitioner and in Supervisory Education. She also has experience in the technical sector of health care as an X-ray Technologist.
|AC-SPE Program Coordinator
Mona-Lee Feehan, BEd, MEd, MTh, DMin, is a graduate of St Stephen’s College Doctor of Ministry program. She was made Professor Emerita at the 89th Convocation of St Stephen's College in 2013. In addition to her work with SSC, she also teaches at St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta. Mona-Lee has worked in Christian marriage and relationship ministries for over 25 years and has authored several international programs preparing young couples for marriage. She has a passion for women's stories and is working towards a more inclusive understanding for all women in all denominations.