Governance

The governance of St Stephen’s College is carried out jointly under Provincial Charter by the Academic Senate and The Board of Governors of St Stephen’s College. The Academic Senate is responsible for setting all academic policies and academic standards, the oversight of all academic matters pertaining to the College and its programming, as well as the granting of degrees in theology both earned and honorary. The Academic Senate is accountable to The Board, which is responsible for the overall governance of the College.

The Academic Senate is committed to a Learner-Centered approach in carrying out the College’s Mission Statement. This value is reflected in all academic policies and academic standards. At St Stephen’s College, all individuals are respected and empowered to participate in their own education in relation to their faith or spiritual tradition and the educational requirements of the College, in consultation with Degree Program Chairs and Instructors. The Academic Senate is the decision-making body for issues involving both academic principles and standards. Standing Committees of Academic Senate are:  Nominating Committee, Faculty Council, Honorary Degrees Committee, Research Ethics Committee, Program Review Committee, and the Degree Program Committees (Doctor of Ministry Program Committee, Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality Program Committee, Master of Theological Studies Program Committee).

Organizational Chart of St Stephen’s College Governance

  • Dr Margaret-Ann Armour, Chair
  • The Revd Dr Charles Bidwell
  • Patricia Bourque DD
  • Don Brodie
  • Dr Mona-Lee Feehan
  • Dr Leslie Gardner
  • Christopher Holmes
  • Betty Marlin DD
  • Dr Earle Sharam, Prinipcal and Dean
  • Chancellor Doug Stollery
  • Ellinor Townend DD, Vice-Chair
  • The Revd Lynn Maki (Alberta & Northwest Conference), Corresponding Member
  • Dr Margaret-Ann Armour
  • The Revd Dr Charles Bidwell Chair
  • Dr Pamela Brett-MacLean
  • The Revd Dr John Carr
  • The Revd Matthumagala Chandananda
  • Dr Leslie Gardner
  • The Revd Dr Henriette Kelker
  • Norbert Krumins
  • Carol Loewen
  • Ara Parker
  • Dr Earle Sharam, Principal and Dean
  • Chancellor Douglas Stollery
  • John Walker
  • Shelley Westermann, Secretary

Members of the Doctor of Ministry Program Committee

  • Dr Roger Ball
  • The Revd Dr John Carr
  • Dr Margaret Clark
  • The Revd Dr Neil Elford
  • Dr Leslie Gardner
  • Dr Ross Gordon
  • Dr Janet Greidanus
  • Dr Anne Hill, Convenor
  • Dr Heather Jamieson
  • The Revd Dr Henriette Kelker
  • Dr Darlene Pranke
  • Dr Gordon Self
  • Dr Earle Sharam, Principal and Dean
  • Dr Geoff Wilfong-Pritchard
  • The Revd Dr Joanne Neal
  • The Revd Dr Faith Nostbakken
  • The Revd Dr John Carr, Co-Convenor
  • The Revd Nicole Imgrund
  • The Revd Daince Kurian
  • Dr Colleen MacDougall
  • Lorraine Nicely
  • Dr Mary Norton
  • Ara Parker
  • Dr Earle Sharam, Principal and Dean
  • John Walker, Co-Convenor
  • Dr William Whelton
  • Dr Margaret Clark, Corresponding Member
  • The Revd Dr Charles Bidwell, Convenor
  • The Revd John Dowds
  • Terry Kassa
  • Norbert Krumins
  • Karola Radler
  • Marlene Salmonson
  • Dr Earle Sharam, Principal and Dean
  • Lori Stewart
  • John Van Dyk
  • Dr Dawn Waring