Alumni Stories

Vanguard College wants to stay connected with YOU!  We are excited to know how your lives are making a difference in your church, your community, and the world.  When you update your contact information be sure to include your life and ministry stories.  You can also upload your photos for friends and fellow alumni to see.  When you send us your story and photo, you will be entered into a yearly draw for a $50 gift card. 

Alumni Highlight

Called as a Child - Journey From Newfoundland

I moved to Edmonton in August 2006 from Newfoundland. I was so excited to continue to rachel-jeremypursue God’s calling on my life. Ever since I was a kid, I knew God wanted me to be a Pastor. I enrolled in the music program at Vanguard College, and I started volunteering as a youth leader at North Pointe Community Church. My time at Vanguard was filled with amazing God moments, solid Biblical teaching from caring professors and a stretching time in my practicum at North Pointe. Today, I am privileged to still be serving at North Pointe as the Student Ministries Pastor.



Greg's Journey to Vanguard

I moved to Edmonton to continue my broadcasting career in December of 1981 as a sports anchor/ reporter at ITV (now Global Edmonton). By the Spring of 1982, I came into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. By 1987 I was married with 2 small children and I really enjoyed my work at ITV, but I felt a call to full-time ministry. My goal was to work in some kind of media ministry. greg-musselmanWith the blessing and encouragement of my wife Arlene, I left my sports broadcasting job and enrolled at Northwest Bible College (now called Vanguard College) and began full-time classes in September of 1987. I had been out of school for 11 years, since graduating from high school  in my hometown of Coquitlam, BC, so attending classes and getting homework, lots of homework, was a shock to the system! It was not easy trying to balance family, work and school, but there were lots of others at College at that time who were in the same situation as I was in. We really encouraged and prayed for each other and as a result, I built many wonderful friendships. Because I hadn’t grown up in a Christian home, I really felt I needed solid theological training, which I received at NBC! I was stretched and challenged over the 3 years I was at the college. In highschool, I was a mediocre student, but in Bible College, I proved to myself that I could excel in academics. I’m grateful for my experience over those 3 years. The professors and staff were wonderful followers of Jesus and were so encouraging to me! What I learned and experienced at NBC continues to be with me, now more than 25 years later!

Where Greg is Today

Greg Musselman is based out of St. Albert, Alberta and is the Vice President of Outreach for The Voice of the Martyrs.

greg-ministryGreg works to ensure that persecuted Christians know that Christians in Canada do not forget them, by giving leadership to the Volunteer Network. To raise up prayer support and practical help for these persecuted believers, Greg gathers reports for television and print media from around the world where Christians are suffering because of their faith. He has reported from restricted and hostile nations in Africa, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Along with being interviewed on numerous television and radio programs in Canada and the U.S, Greg produces video documentaries for the mission and VOMC’s radio and television programs. Greg is also active in sharing the message of the persecuted church in churches, college campuses, and conferences across Canada. He has also spoken in many churches around the world. Greg also released his first book “Closer to the Fire, Lessons from the Persecuted Church” in 2012.

Return to the Roots of Worship

f-65-22-10473083_sgmlajuu__jap5009My name is Karla Adolphe, I attended Vanguard from 99-2000 in the Music program. I am currently living in High River, AB. When I was attending Vanguard I was moved by my experiences with the choir and was inspired to begin writing songs as a tool for evangelism, which then turned into a decade of performing all over North America.

During that time I won many awards, was featured on CBC, CKUA, numerous college radios, won the prestigious NewSong song writing competition in the US and had a song featured on a CW show (Hart of Dixie). I also partnered with a world renowned worship collective called Enter The Worship Circle, where my album Chair and Mic Vol 3 became their top seller. I always had a love for worship leading, but found myself drawn to the work of evangelism through music, specifically in the Canadian Folk Music industry/community.

Where I find myself now is I am returning to the roots of worship leading, through songs of proclamation and prophecy with Enter The Worship Circle. I felt it important to inform you of this wonderful new season, as many of the seeds planted in me for worship occurred at Vanguard!