Faculty and Staff
The Rev. Eric Dyck
ACTING PRINCIPAL

The Rev. Eric Dyck is currently serving as the acting principal of the college while the Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink is on sabbatical. Pastor Dyck was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) in 1986 and served St. John’s Lutheran, Montreal from 1986-90 and 1992-2022. He was active in the worship life of the ELCIC as chairperson of the Programme Commitee for Worship and Eastern Synod Worship and Arts Sub-committee. He was Liturgical Director for several ELCIC National Conventions and co-director, with an Anglican co-chair, for the Anglican-Lutheran Joint Assembly (Ottawa, 2013).  Internationally he served with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Worship and Culture Study (1992-95) and was a member of the design and worship team for the LWF Assembly (Hong Kong) in 1997 and Liturgical Director for the LWF Assembly (Winnipeg) in 2003.  He participated in the task forces for the publication of Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), the “prayer book” of the LWF Lutheran Churches in Canada and the U.S.A.

He was made a Companion of the Worship Arts (ELCIC) in 2018 and is Chaplain-General and Ecumenical Commissioner for the Grand Priory in Canada of the Order of St. Lazarus.

EDUCATION
B.A., University of Saskatchewan, Fine Arts – Drama
M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary
M.A., University of Notre Dame, Liturgical Studies

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Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink
Principal
The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink
Principal

The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink is on sabbatical from January to June 2023. Please direct inquiries to acting principal Eric Dyck at [email protected]

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.

In his spare time, he likes to spend time outdoors. He aspires to visit every park in Quebec’s fantastic network of national parks, Société des établissements de plein air du Québec.

EDUCATION
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

Books

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The Rev. Dr. Heather McCance
Director of Pastoral Studies

The Rev. Dr. Heather McCance joined Dio in August 2021 as the Director of Pastoral Studies. 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 counselling to all students, and teaches courses on preaching and ministry leadership. After serving for twenty years in parish ministry in a number of parishes in the Diocese of Toronto, Heather served as the Ministry Developer for the Diocese of Rupert’s Land (out of the city of Winnipeg) for four years before joining us in Montreal.

EDUCATION
D.Min., Tyndale University & Seminary (Toronto)
Th.M., Trinity College, University of Toronto
M.Div., Trinity College, University of Toronto
B.A., University of Waterloo

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Dr. Alyson Huntly
Director of United church studies

Dr. Alyson Huntly
Director of United Church studies

Alyson Huntly was Director of Pastoral Studies at the United Theological College from 2011 to 2021. In 2021 she transitioned to the role of Director of United Church Studies within UTC at Dio. 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 and vocational counseling to students, and teaches education and United Church studies courses. She supports the recruitment of United Church students and ensures that United Church students meet requirements for United Church Testamur.

As a Diaconal Minister in the United Church of Canada, Alyson has served in ministries of education, pastoral leadership, and social justice within the United Church of Canada, in community development, and internationally. Prior to coming to Montreal, she was in congregational ministry in Ottawa while finishing her Ph.D.

EDUCATION

Ph. D., Queen’s University (Kingston)
M.T.S., St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon)
Diploma in Diaconal Ministry, The Centre for Christian Studies (Winnipeg)
B.Sc., University of Toronto

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Nicholas Capozzoli
Director of music

 

Nicholas Capozzoli is a solo organist, scholar, and collaborative artist. His artistic accomplishments have been recognized throughout North America, most recently with Third Prize in the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition. His doctoral thesis on the life and music of Claire Delbos (1906-1959) is the first study of its kind, and a chapter of this paper was awarded Second Prize in the Dean’s Essay Competition at the Schulich School of Music. Nicholas is also Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal and Associate Editor for the online journal Vox Humana.

 

EDUCATION

DMus, McGill University, Schulich School of Music, Performance Studies
MMus and BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Organ Performance

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Dr. Martin Bellerose
Director of French formation

Martin Bellerose has been the Director of French Formation for the United Church of Canada since 2022, in this role, he is affiliated with United Church Studies at Montreal Dio where he is in charge of French continuing education for lay people. His research and teaching centres are around the theology of migration, interculturality, and mission and patristics, specifically on Augustine of Hippo.

EDUCATION

Ph.D, Universidad Javeriana (Bogota)
M.A., Université de Montréal
B.A., Université de Montréal

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Norman Robert Boie
Director of French formation

Norman Robert Boie joined the Diocesan College team as Chaplain at the beginning of the 2022 academic year. He is a candidate towards ordained ministry in the United Church of Canada. His time is devoted to providing pastoral care to all members of the college community; preparing, organizing and managing logistics around college worship; and participating in other activities that contribute to the life and growth of the college.

Prior to his theological studies, Norman worked 20 years as a TV producer for Canal +, Astral Media and Quebecor; earlier still as a professional singer in musicals and opera; and as a teacher for the Quebec Ministry of Education.

EDUCATION

M.Div., École de Théologie de Montréal affiliée à L’université McGill – Le Séminaire Unie de Montréal,
B.Ed., Mc Gill University

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Jeroham Meléndez
Interim ADMINISTRATOR

Jeroham is the point person for applications, admissions, financial aid, and so much more.

Jennifer James-Phillips
BOOKKEEPER

Jennifer James-Phillips serves as the bookkeeper of the college and manages financial matters.

Emily Stuchbery
Communications Coordinator

Emily deals with all things related to college publicity, and assists with fundraising and recruitment.

Clara Maranzano
French language instructor

Clara is responsible for the Certificate in Bilingual Ministry program and preparing degree students to minister in French and bilingual settings.

 

 

Beth Reed
ADMINISTRATOR

Beth Reed joined the staff as College Administrator in 2013. As administrator, she is the point person for applications, admissions, financial aid, and so much more.

Beth Reed is presently on leave, please direct all inquiries to [email protected] or [email protected]

Alan Ma
Montreal Mission internship program director

Alan is responsible for facilitating the Montreal Mission Internship, a summer internship run out of Dio. This includes, hiring interns, arranging service placements, facilitating reflective programming, and guiding the interns throughout the summer.

 

 

HONORARY AND ASSISTING FACULTY

The Rev. Sophie Rolland

ASSISTING FACULTY

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.

The Rev. Eric Dyck

ASSISTING FACULTY

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

HONORARY FACULTY

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

HONORARY FACULTY

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.