Pastoral Care & Counselling

Pastoral Care & Counseling

Building healthy students who provide quality care from the basis of emotional wholeness and spiritual passion.

The Pastoral Care & Counselling program is designed to develop leaders who provide effective care to those in need. Students are taught to develop pastoral counselling skills to help others with issues such as mental health, spiritual struggles, and addictions. The journey includes personal development, theoretical instruction, and practical experience in pastoral counselling.

Meet The Team

MARK MACKNIGHT

Chief Student Officer | 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. 

DR. CATH THORLAKSON, PHD, RPSYCH

Pastoral Care | Student Success Coordinator

Education: BRE, Canadian Bible College; MRE (Counselling Specialization), Canadian Theological Seminary. Phd, Educational Psychology Capella University.
Experience: 10 years as pastor over various ministry areas. 11 years in private clinical counselling, 4 years as Addictions & Mental Health Therapist, 12 summers of camp ministries in Alberta and BC, Adjunct faculty for Ambrose University College 

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