Faculty and Staff
Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink
Principal
Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink
Principal

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.

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

Articles (selected)


The Rev. Dr. Karen Egan
Director of Pastoral Studies

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.

EDUCATION
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
CHAPLAIN
The Rev. Jennifer Bourque
CHAPLAIN

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.

EDUCATION
Diploma in Ministry, Montreal Dio
Master of Sacred Theology, McGill University
B.A., Mount Allison University


ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Beth Reed
ADMINISTRATOR

Beth Reed joined the staff as College Administrator in 2013. In the fall and winter of 2018, she is temporarily on leave. Please direct your enquiries to Jennifer Towell.

Afra Tucker
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

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.

Jennifer James-Phillips
BOOKKEEPER

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

Jennifer Towell
Administrator (TEMPORARY)

Jennifer Towell serves as temporary administrator at the college in the fall and winter of 2018.

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.

Dr. Mark MacDonald

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

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

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 Kirkpatrick

HONORARY FACULTY

Prof. Patricia Kirkpatrick is a professor of Old Testament at McGill University and a graduate of the college. Ordained in the Diocese in 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.