Current Teaching Faculty
The Associate Faculty of St Stephen’s College is a diverse group of highly competent professionals and academics who are engaged – along with the resident Faculty – in the task of guiding the teaching and learning enterprise of the College during this academic year.
Suzette Bremault-Phillips holds a PhD in Theology (Eastern Christian Studies) and an MA Theology (Spirituality) from Saint Paul University/University of Ottawa. She joined the University of Alberta in 2011, and is an Occupational Therapist, Designated Capacity Assessor (DCA), educator and researcher in mental health, aging, complex needs, spirituality, and implementation science, with experience in hospital, community, and private practice settings, post-secondary institutions, and with the Canadian Armed Forces.
Dennis Brown, PhD, is a Registered Psychologist, a Certified Hakomi Therapist, and a Certified Hakomi Teacher. He has been in private practice for the past 15 years with clients in both the private and public sector. Prior work experience included positions in both non-profit agencies and the Provincial Government. He taught a course on Couples and Family Therapy to PhD students in the Faculty of Education for several years. He has always enjoyed helping students integrate their passion with their intellect.
Rev. William Cantelon, MDiv, is a United Church Minister, and is interested in historical Jesus research. He has been teaching courses in Christian Scriptures at St. Stephen’s College for many years.
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Carr, John C.
John C. Carr, PhD, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University; Evanston, ILL; former AAPC Diplomate; former CASC/ACSS Teaching Supervisor in CPE and PCE; Retired member of AAMFT (former Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor); Chartered Psychologist (Alberta # 1035). He is (mostly) retired after five decades of professional practice as a parish minister, pastoral psychotherapist, and clinical pastoral educator. John teaches therapy theory courses and has a longstanding interest in research methodology, professional formation, and crosscultural theory and practice. He has taught therapy theory and research methodology at the Mar Thoma Seminary in Kottayam, Kerala, S. India. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip Carverhill, PhD, is a Registered Doctoral Psychologist and former music therapist in independent practice in Saskatoon. He is an invited member of the International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement and facilitates a number of grief support groups. Phil has taught at St Stephen's College for 10 years and also in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. His counselling and assessment practice also focuses on artists, musicians and the religious.
Margaret B Clark, DMin, is an Instructor in Practical Theology at St Stephen’s College. She is a CASC/ACSS certified Specialist in Spiritual Care and a Teaching Supervisor in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Margaret studied Theology at both Newman Theological College (MDiv eq) and St Stephen’s College (DMin) in Edmonton, and has trained in spiritual direction through studies at Creighton University (MChSp) in Omaha, Nebraska. Margaret enjoys opportunities to serve others through teaching, spiritual care, CPE Supervision, and spiritual direction.
Heather Dawson, MA, RCAT, has been an art maker, an art therapist and an explorer of the uniqueness and the mystery of human beings for over thirty years. She trained as an art therapist, a body centered psychotherapist (the Hakomi Method) and has a Master's degree in expressive arts therapy and psychology. Her teachers are among the pioneers in each of these fields. Heather has taught at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute and has been in private practice since 1994; she is also an instructor in the MPS Art Therapy Specialization program at St Stephen’s College, and is a core faculty instructor in the expressive arts training program in Vancouver. She continues to facilitate individual and group supervision for graduate therapists and has traveled throughout Canada and to Europe and Northern Ireland as a workshop facilitator.
Janice Dicks is past Chair of the Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality program at St Stephen’s College. She holds a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta and works as a Registered Psychologist. She holds a clinical focus in the treatment of trauma and a research focus in compassion focused therapy.
Rev Neil Elford, DMin, is past Chair of the Doctor of Ministry degree program and has served on the Doctor of Ministry program committee since 1994 at St Stephen’s College. He has taught courses on Leadership in Change and Spiritual Health and Self Psychology through St Stephen’s College. He is a Clinical Pastoral Education and Pastoral Counseling Education Teaching Supervisor with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. Currently he is the Director for Spiritual Health, Mission and Ethics with Providence Care, Kingston, Ontario. Prior to moving to Ontario he was involved in health care in Edmonton providing leadership and education in spiritual health (including Aboriginal Cultural Helpers), ethics, pastoral counseling, and intercultural relations.
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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.
Leslie Gardner, PhD, is on the Doctor of Ministry Program Committee at St Stephen’s College, and teaches the course ‘Inquiry, Research and Evaluation’. She has over 20 years experience in program evaluation, assisting public sector and voluntary organizations in process and outcome evaluation.
|Goa, David J
Goa, David J
David Goa is the Director of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life. He studied history, philosophy and the history of religions in Chicago. He counts the eminent philosophical theologian Paul Tillich, the scholar of religion Mircea Eliade, the historian Zenos Hawkinson, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt, and Jaroslav Pelikan, Sterling Professor of History, Yale University, among the scholars who have most influenced his work. David has been involved in various research and documentation and communications projects in Canada and abroad. He built the program for the study of culture through his field research work over 30 years at the Royal Alberta Museum. He lectures widely and is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles and is a regular contributor to the media. His work focuses on religious tradition and modern culture, culture and the civil life, and on public institutions in service to cultural communities and modern civil society.
As a cultural anthropologist and researcher, Ross Gordon PhD (University of Alberta, 2013) uses audio-visual imagery to engage with and benefit research participants. Doctoral program research included detailed analysis of the use of images as prompts in cross-cultural research, which led to work as a researcher using film to document an oral language. Building upon recent training in film production at the Vancouver Film School, Ross is producing and directing a heritage film about cultural and spiritual festivals in Eastern Indonesia, and an international documentary series examining the relationship between sound, music, and human health.
Janet Greidanus has an MTS degree from St Stephen’s and completed her Doctor of Ministry degree there in 2005. Her dissertation, A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Bereaved Children, grew out of her work with bereaved children, both individually and in support groups. Janet has worked as a nurse, a hospital chaplain, and as a counsellor to university students at The King's University College. In 1999, Nick Zwaagstra and Janet founded the Expressive Arts Bereavement Support Program for Children and Teens (and their Families) at Pilgrims Hospice in Edmonton, a program they coordinated and facilitated together until 2006 and which is still flourishing today.
Darlynne Hildebrandt, MSW, RCAT, is an Art Therapist practicing in Edmonton. She is a Registered Focusing Trainer and Psychotherapist, a Registered Art Therapist, and a Registered Social Worker. Currently, she is the Registrar of the Canadian Art Therapy Association.
Nicole Imgrund, MPS, MDiv, teaches and supervises practicum students in the MPS Program. She is the Founding Director of River's Edge Counselling Centre in St Albert. In her psychotherapy practice, she works primarily from a psychodynamic perspective with adults and couples. As an ordained minister with the United Church of Canada, Nicole has worked as a hospital chaplain and congregational minister. As past-president and longstanding board member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association's AB/NWT Chapter, she has devoted her efforts to promoting the counselling profession in Alberta and supporting colleagues in practice. She is also an active member of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care.
Heather Jamieson, PhD, is a Registered Psychologist and past Chair of the Doctor of Ministry program at St Stephen’s College. Her background in counselling, pastoral psychology, religious education and theology has found primary expression through her work in Catholic schools. She has experience in counselling, employee assistance, workplace conflict, education and leadership development.
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.
Sheila Killoran, BMT, MTA, MA, has a Masters in Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University, Montreal. An Accredited Music Therapist, she specializes in palliative care, bereavement, and the use of guided imagery and music at end-of-life. Sheila is completing a fellowship with the Association of Music and Imagery.
Norbert Krumins, MTS, is the Chair of the Department of Theological Studies at St Stephen's College. He is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience in writing and research. His background includes prison chaplaincy and social service project management. Norbert is passionate about the arts and is interested in the relationship between creativity and spirituality. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies at St Stephen’s with research focussing on art making as a contemplative practice in the classroom.
Patricia MacAulay trained and taught at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, and has a Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy. At present, she serves as school counsellor at an elementary school in Canada's Arctic where she uses arts and play based approaches to support children living with the after-effects of intergenerational trauma. Patricia has had a long and varied career that has been focused on education, social justice, and community development.
Tom Maddix, CSC, DMin, has taught spirituality for a number of years and is a retired health care executive.