The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink has been principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College since August 2017. He oversees the life of the college, represents the college to its partners and the broader church, and teaches courses on mission and Anglicanism. Baptized in Canada and confirmed and ordained in the United States, he has worked in the Anglican Church of South Africa and the Church of England before his arrival in Montreal. Prior to ordination, he spent time variously as a DJ, a news reporter, and an ambulance driver.
Ph.D., Cambridge University, Faculty of Divinity
M.Div., Yale Divinity School
Diploma in Anglican Studies, Berkeley Divinity School
M.A., University of Chicago, International Relations
B.A., Acadia University, Classics and Political Science
- Christianity and Catastrophe in South Sudan: Civil War, Migration, and the Growth of Dinka Anglicanism (Baylor University Press, 2018)
- A Faith for the Future, volume 3 of the Church’s Teaching for a Changing World series (Morehouse Press, 2016)
- Backpacking through the Anglican Communion (Morehouse Press, 2014)
- Grace at the Garbage Dump: Making Sense of Mission in the 21st Century (Cascade, 2012)
- “Five Marks of Mission: History, Theology, and Critique,” Journal of Anglican Studies 15.2 (2017).
- “Lost Boys, Found Church: Dinka refugees and religious change in Sudan’s second civil war,” Journal of Ecclesiastical History
- “A Return to the Body: Visions for Anglican Unity,” Sewanee Theological Review (March 2014)
- “Patiently Living With Difference: Rowan Williams’ Archiepiscopal Ecclesiology,” Ecclesiology 9.2 (2013)
- “‘Anglocostalism’ in Nigeria: Neo-Pentecostalism and Obstacles to Anglican Unity,” Journal of Anglican Studies 10.2 (2012)
- “Changing World, Changing Church: Stephen Bayne and ‘Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence,'” Anglican Theological Review 93.2 (2011)
The Rev. Dr. Karen Egan has been Director of Pastoral Studies at the college since 2013. She oversees students in their field placements, works with other colleges in the Montreal School of Theology to deliver the In Ministry Year, provides academic counseling to all students, and teaches courses on preaching and liturgy. She is a graduate of the college and was ordained in 2003. Following her ordination, she served as a parish priest in the Diocese of Montreal for ten years, during which time she undertook doctoral study in preaching with a particular focus on roundtable missional preaching. When she is not at work, Karen enjoys golfing, gardening, and brewing, not necessarily in that order.
Doctor of Ministry, Lutheran School of Theology Chicago
M.Div., Montreal Dio
Master of Sacred Theology, McGill University
B.Sc., Queen’s University
The Rev. Jennifer Bourque serves part-time as a college chaplain, offering pastoral support to students and overseeing the worship life of St. Luke’s Chapel. She first came to the college for the Montreal Ministry Challenge in the summer 2003. Later, she enrolled in the college and was ordained in 2008. Since 2008, she has worked as a spiritual care professional, working with patients, families and staff from diverse religious backgrounds.
Diploma in Ministry, Montreal Dio
Master of Sacred Theology, McGill University
B.A., Mount Allison University
Afra Saskia Tucker has worked at the college since 2011, serving as Development Coordinator since July 2013. Afra was born and raised in Lennoxville, Quebec, graduated from McGill University, and has lived in Italy, Taiwan, and China.
The Rev. Sophie Rolland
The Rev. Sophie Rolland trained as a lawyer before ordination as a priest. She currently serves as the rector of the Parish of Vaudreuil and teaches classes in the college on Anglican polity.
Dr. Mark MacDonald
Dr. Mark MacDonald is a graduate of McGill University and serves as Director of Music. He oversees all college music, particularly for our community Eucharist services and Compline, and teaches classes on church music.
The Rev. Eric Dyck
The Rev. Eric Dyck has served for many years as the pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Montreal. A seasoned and experienced liturgist and worship leader, he teaches courses at the college on the theology of liturgy.
The Rev. Prof. Patricia G. Kirkpatrick
The Rev. Prof. Patricia G. Kirkpatrick is a professor of Old Testament at McGill University and a graduate of the college. She is an expert in oral composition and transmission of Old Testament narrative and a holder of a college honorary Doctorate. Ordained in the Diocese of Montreal, she has had a long and fruitful association with the college and its students.
Prof. Torrance Kirby
Prof. Torrance Kirby is a professor of Ecclesiastical History at McGill University and an active member of the college community. An expert in the Reformation and the writings of Richard Hooker, his presence enlivens our common life.