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Executive Lead Team

Mark MacKnight

Mark MacKnight, MTS

Acting President | Pastoral Program Director

"I love walking with students as they discover and develop their calling and gifts."

Chris Steward

Chris Steward, MBA

Executive Vice President

"I love supporting students who are pursuing their calling and being a small part of shaping the future of the church."

Hananeel Robertson

Hananeel Robertson, BA

Enrolment Services Director

"I love being part of a team that cares so deeply for our students!"

Rob Lindemann

Dr. Rob Lindemann, EdD

Chief Academic Officer

"I love inspiring students to pursue intellectual and spiritual growth."

Aunge Goobie

Rev. Aunge Goobie, MA

Campus Pastor

"I love journeying with students as they pursue their calling and wholeness in Christ."

Faculty

Mark MacKnight

Mark MacKnight, MTS

Acting President | Pastoral Program Director

"I love walking with students as they discover and develop their calling and gifts."

Ron Powell

Dr. Ron Powell, DMin

Dean of Online Education

"I love students who are so passionate about Jesus that they actually pay to be here!"

Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball, MA

Youth Ministry Director

"I love spending time with the students."

Rob Lindemann

Dr. Rob Lindemann, EdD

Chief Academic Officer

"I love inspiring students to pursue intellectual and spiritual growth."

Karina Dunn

Karina Dunn, MLIS

Library Director

"I love working in a Christian community and academia combines my two loves: Jesus and higher learning!"

Jonathan Kienzler

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Kienzler, PhD

Biblical Studies Director

"I love the support, incredible work atmosphere, freedom and emphasis on the Word."

Dr. Cath Thorlakson

Dr. Cath Thorlakson, PHD, RPSYCH

Pastoral Care and Counseling Program Director

"I love the students, and teaching them."

Mark Klassen

Mark Klassen, BA

Pursue Director

"I love seeing students discover who they are and becoming who God has created them to be!"

Jay Dyrland

Rev. Dr. Jay Dyrland, DWS

Worship Arts Program Director

"I love the opportunity to come alongside students as they discern God’s call."

Sean Anderson

Sean Anderson, MDiv

Children's and Family Ministry Program Director

"I love that I get to teach others to do a job I loved doing!"

Val Rutten

Val Rutten, MTh

Missions Program Director

Brian Rutten

Brian Rutten, MTh

Missions Program Director

"I love the atmosphere and the people."

Campus Life

Aunge Goobie

Rev. Aunge Goobie, MA

Campus Pastor

"I love journeying with students as they pursue their calling and wholeness in Christ."

Mikel Cowie

Rev. Mikel Cowie, BATh

Associate Campus Pastor

"I love being able to see our students discover and walk in God’s calling on their lives."

Program and Student Support

Tiffany Sloboda

Tiffany Sloboda, BTh

Pastoral Program Coordinator

"I love seeing the next generation of leaders discover how God has called them and gifted them to advance His kingdom."

Delaney Roth

Delaney Roth, BTh

Admin Assistant for Academic Success Centre & PCC

"I love that when anyone asks, 'How are you?' they always mean, 'How are you really?'"

Dr. Cath Thorlakson

Dr. Cath Thorlakson, PHD, RPSYCH

Pastoral Care and Counseling Program Director

"I love the students, and teaching them."

Cayla Thorlakson

Cayla Thorlakson, BTh

Library Assistant

"I love getting to know students and seeing them succeed!"

Online Education

Ron Powell

Dr. Ron Powell, DMin

Dean of Online Education

"I love students who are so passionate about Jesus that they actually pay to be here!"

Gonam Raju

Gonam Raju, MEd

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR of Online Studies

Amy Powell

Amy Powell, BATh

Administrative Assistant for Vanguard Online

"I love the fellowship that the students have with each other and the care professors give to each of the students."

Academics

Rob Lindemann

Dr. Rob Lindemann, EdD

Chief Academic Officer

"I love inspiring students to pursue intellectual and spiritual growth."

Alisha Tembo

Alisha Tembo

Assistant Registrar

"I love the way we care for our students."

Denise Lucyshyn

Denise Lucyshyn, MMus

Associate Academic Dean and Registrar

"I love guiding students through their education & leading them through the call God has placed on their hearts! A prayerful & fun family"

Hilary Warnock

Hilary Warnock, BATh

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATOR

"I love the supportive Christian community. I feel lucky to work with such an amazing team."

Enrolment Services

Hananeel Robertson

Hananeel Robertson, BA

Enrolment Services Director

"I love being part of a team that cares so deeply for our students!"

Emma Kennedy, BComm

Emma Kennedy, BComm

MARKETING AND MEDIA COORDINATOR

"I love how Vanguard genuinely cares for and connects with students"

Kate Hutchinson

Kate Hutchinson

MARKETING SPECIALIST (on maternity leave)

"I love the community. It’s my family away from home!"

Hannah White

Hannah White, BATh

Enrolment Counselor

"I love the people! They are what make Vanguard great."

Administration

Shawn Miller

Shawn Miller, BATh

IT & Facilities Coordinator

"I love how Vanguard develops today's disciples and tomorrow's leaders, as students discover more about their purpose."

Sandra Pedrick

Sandra Pedrick, CPB

Business Administrator

"I love the people!"

Rachel Gifford

Rachel Gifford, BATh

STUDENT FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR

"I love it’s Credibility, Creativity and Christlike Community."

Shaylee Cowie

Shaylee Cowie, BATh

Administrative Assistant

"I love seeing all the wonderful students day to day and helping them find solutions!"

Development

Keith Bishop

Keith Bishop, BTh

VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

"I love Vanguard's focus on the present & future and looking to be used by God to equip students to achieve their very best in life"