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…DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE 21ST CENTURY SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

Vanguard’s School of Pastoral Leadership is designed to be a time and space where God called individuals are able to discern what that call looks like and to discover exactly how they have been created and shaped for spiritual leadership in the church.  The SPL Journey involves a comprehensive and fully integrated process by which the student is able is able to establish a strong theological base,  develop the skills of spiritual leadership, while finding avenues to put those skills into practice.  Students will also deepen the character base in order to be a healthy leader and will nurture a full sense of dependence upon the power of God in order to fulfill the call upon their life.

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Meet The Team

MARK MACKNIGHT

Vice President | SPL Director

Mark brings over 30 years  of pastoral experience to His role as director.  He has personally experienced and exercised his pastoral gift in many settings from staff pastor, youth pastor to lead pastor.  He has served in rural, suburban to urban settings.  He now finds it a great privilege to pastor future pastors/leaders. . Married to his best friend Pam, they have two great children, Rachel and James, both involved in ministry.  Mark’s desire and passion is to encounter the God of unlimited resources who has big plans for His Church and the next generation of leaders. 

BRAD FAWCETT

Library Director | Associate Director SPL

Brad was born in Moncton, New Brunswick.  He is a graduate of Atlantic Baptist College (Crandall University), St. Thomas University, Lakehead University, the University of Western Ontario (M.L.I.S.) and Briercrest Seminary.

He has served at Vanguard for over three decades filling a number of roles in addition to Library Director including teaching many Old Testament electives.  He is married to Debbie, with whom he shares a number of interests including practical spirituality.  Brad is the father of three grown sons. He believes that one year faith developing programs are the best way to experience Bible College.  He welcomes chatting with and getting to know YOU!

DENISE BIZIAEV

Dean of Students & QUEST Coordinator

Education: B. Physical Education, University of Alberta; B. Ed.,  University of Alberta; B.R.S. Vanguard College, MACP, Providence Theological Seminary (in progress)

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