Columbia Announces New Academic Dean

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Columbia Bible College is extremely pleased to announce that Gil Dueck (Ph.D candidate, Vrije Universiteit [Amsterdam, NL]) has accepted our invitation to assume the role of Academic Dean beginning August 1, 2017. Gil has considerable experience in a Bible College setting having served as an Associate Dean of Students, Instructor in Theology and Academic Dean at Bethany College in Hepburn, Saskatchewan (2003-15). He has a deep desire to see young adults grow and develop as Christ-followers as evidenced by his Ph.D dissertation topic, ‘emerging adult faith development’.

Gil sums up his call to serve in a Bible College setting as follows:

I am motivated by a pastoral burden for young adults coming of age in the midst of a uniquely challenging cultural moment and I have seen the positive impact that a formative Bible college experience can have at this stage of the journey. I am also convinced that the church’s mission includes theological education and leadership formation and I am committed to advocating for these priorities in a spirit of collaboration and attentiveness to the experience of local churches.

Gil, Shelley, and their three daughters are looking forward to moving to Abbotsford this summer. Please be in prayer for them as they seek to locate a great home. Let’s give thanks to God for his provision!