ACADEMIC DEAN

Dr. Andrew Kaethler grew up in the Lower Mainland. He received a B.A. in Christianity and Culture from TWU as well as an M.A. in Religion, Culture, and Ethics. Following his MA, Andrew spent a year running (actually sanding, spraying, and brushing) his own painting company before his wife fortunately encouraged him to pursue teaching. Surprisingly, this led Andrew and his family to Eastern Europe, Lithuania to be precise. Here at LCC International University, Andrew taught philosophy, theology, and cross-listed English/theology courses for four years and during this time discovered his love and passion for teaching. After four years and two additional children he moved to St Andrews, Scotland, where he spent four years working on a Ph.D. in systematic theology at the University of St Andrews. The Ph.D. thesis, titled Eschatology and Personhood: Alexander Schmemann and Joseph Ratzinger in Dialogue, was completed in Spring 2015. Although he did not golf in Scotland, he did participate in the consumption of haggis, drank a few drams of whiskey, and danced at the odd Ceilidh. It was in Scotland, the land of the fiery reformer John Knox, that Andrew and his family were received into the Catholic Church, a ‘conversion’ process that began at TWU almost twenty years earlier.    

Publications include “The (Un)Bounded Peculiarity of Death: The Relational Implication of Temporality in Alexander Schmemann and Joseph Ratzinger” in Modern Theology; “‘I Become a Thousand Men and yet Remain Myself’: Self-Love in Joseph Ratzinger and Georges Bernanos” in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture; “Freedom in Relationship: Joseph Ratzinger and Alexander Schmemann in Dialogue” in New Blackfriars; “Eucharistic Anthropology: Alexander Schmemann’s Conception of Beings in Time” in The Resounding Soul: Reflections on the Metaphysics and Vivacity of the Human Person; and Introduction and Annotations to Georges Bernanos’ Joy.  

If his gaggle of geese - aka his five children - were not so cute and time consuming, his hobbies would include guitar, tennis, cross-fit (a really wimpy version of it), and eating pasta in Italy. In the very little spare time he has - the 30 minutes before he goes to sleep - he loves to immerse himself in good literature; his favourite novelists include Charles Dickens, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, David Adams Richards, John Steinbeck, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Robertson Davies.

Spring 2018 Courses - Glover Road Campus

PHIL 333 CP, Philosophy of Literature

RELS 465 CP, Influential Thinkers in Western Christian Tradition

Fall 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus

RELS 160 CP, Introduction to Theology

RELS 375 CP, The Christian Apologetics of C.S. Lewis

Spring 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus

RELS 102, Intro to Catholicism

Spring 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus

PHIL 333 CP, Philosophy of Literature

RELS 465 CP, Influential Thinkers in Western Christian Tradition

Fall 2016 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus

CLAS 101, Classical Mythology

Fall 2016 Courses - Glover Road Campus

RELS 160 CP, Introduction to Theology

RELS 365 CP, Christian Moral Theology

 

Dr. Brook Herbert converted to the Catholic Church over 17 years ago as a consequence of reading the Fathers of the Church. It was there that the radiance of the Catholic faith began to work its glorious wonder. 

She received degrees in Education and English Literature at the University of British Columbia in 1970. From there she attended Regent College, where she received her Diploma in Theological Studies, followed by a Master's in Theological Studies, majoring in Spiritual Theology. Ultimately she received her degree as Doctor of Theology from the University of South Africa at Pretoria in the year 2000. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled "Resurrection of Beauty for a Post Modern Church."

Dr. Herbert has taught at Catholic Pacific College for over a decade, offering courses in subjects including Beauty and the Sacred Arts, Ecclesiology, Theology of the Body, and Sacred Scripture. 

Dr. Herbert has published in St. Vladimir's Theological Journal and the Homiletic and Pastoral Review. She is currently researching a book which she hopes to publish, directing the laity to their dignity as men and women called to "participate in the Divine Nature."

In her spare time, Dr. H enjoys almost everything that is legal and/or holy and happifying.  She doesn't enjoy "I Love Lucy" or the "Honeymooners," but revels in "The Big Bang Theory," with a particular devotion to Sheldon's mother!

B.Ed. (Univ. of British Columbia); M.C.S. (Regent College, Van.); D.Th. (Univ. of South Africa). Dr. Herbert holds a Mandatum from the Archbishop of Vancouver to teach Catholic Theology.

Spring 2018 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

ART 215 CP, Beauty and the Sacred Arts

RELS 366 CP, Theology of the Body

Fall 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

ART 215 CP, Beauty and the Sacred Arts

RELS 366 CP, Theology of the Body

Spring 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

ART 101, Intro to Art and Architecture

Spring 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

ART 215 CP, Beauty and the Sacred Arts

RELS 224 CP, New Testament Theology

Fall 2016 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

ART 215 CP, Beauty and the Sacred Arts

RELS 224 CP, New Testament Theology

RELS 366 CP, Theology of the Body

 

Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P., is a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia from Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Seoul, Korea, she grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Arts in the Great Books Program at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and teacher certification from Aquinas College in Nashville. After teaching in Catholic schools and studying in the Master of Arts Program at the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, she was sent to Rome to complete her graduate studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), where she received her Doctorate in Sacred Theology in 2013.

B.A. (St. John’s College, Annapolis); Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification (Aquinas College, Nashville); S.T.B. (Angelicum, Rome); S.T.L. (Angelicum, Rome); S.T.D. (Angelicum, Rome).

Spring 2018 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

RELS 101 CP, Introduction to Old Testament Studies

RELS 102 CP, Introduction to New Testament Studies

Fall 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

RELS 101 CP, Introduction to Old Testament Studies

RELS 102 CP, Introduction to New Testament Studies

Fall 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

RELS 201, Sacred Texts

Spring 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

RELS 101 CP, Introduction to Old Testament Studies

RELS 102 CP, Introduction to New Testament Studies

RELS 399 CP, Catholic Spirituality in the Modern World

Fall 2016 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

RELS 101, The Religious Sense

Fall 2016 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

RELS 101 CP, Introduction to Old Testament Studies

RELS 102 CP, Introduction to New Testament Studies

Germain McKenzie is a Peruvian-Canadian theologian who holds a B.Th. and a MTS/M.Div. from the Pontifical School of Theology of Lima, Peru. He received a Ph.D. in Religion and Culture from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

He has lectured on topics related to Catholic Theology and the Social Teaching of the Church at different universities in Latin America and the United States. His current research interests include the contemporary conditions for belief in the West and new evangelization; minority religions; and the pre-conditions for a dialogue between theology and sociology. Broadly speaking, his theoretical approach wants to bridge Catholic theology and the social sciences, with a focus on ethical issues.

Dr. McKenzie has published Interpreting Charles Taylor’s Social Theory on Religion and Secularization (Springer, 2016), a book based on his doctoral dissertation, and the monograph Cultural Trends in Contemporary Peru (Universidad Catolica Sedes Sapientiae, 2010). Also, several articles in peer-reviewed journals, among which one finds "Exploring Soto Zen in Peru" (Revista de Estudios da Religiao, 2016) and "John Paul II's View on Faith and Culture: What Does It Say to Canada Today?" (Fidelitas, 2014). A forthcoming publication is “Buddhism in Peru,” an entry in the Handbook of Latin American Religions (Springer, 2017).

He has worked as General Editor of the Latin American journal Revista VE, where he has published some peer-reviewed articles on social ethics: “Medellin: 30 Years After” and “John Paul II’s Reconciliation Proposal for Latin America.” He has also conducted several interviews and written numerous book reviews for the same journal.

Dr. McKenzie is an activist for Catholic-inspired social change in Latin America. He has served poor communities in the shanty towns of Lima, Peru, for more than 10 years. As a member of the Board of Solidarity Experiences Abroad, a Canadian Non-for-Profit that organizes solidarity trips for Canadian university students travelling to Latin America and Africa, he has collaborated with grass-roots organizations to promote development and social justice.

Spring 2018 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

RELS 365 CP, Christian Moral Theology

RELS 382 CP, The Catholic Church: Theology and Practice

Fall 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

RELS 101, The Religious Sense

Spring 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

HIST 201, History of Christianity II

Spring 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

HIST 302 CP, Greece and Rome: Leadership in the Ancient World

Fall 2016 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

HIST 101, History of Christianity I

Fall 2016 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

PHIL 305 CP, Philosophy of the Human Person

Father David Bellusci belongs to the Dominican Order, and has taught philosophy in English and French at the Dominican University College in Ottawa and in both India and Colombia. His research has focused on St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the Italian Renaissance/16th century Humanism. His doctoral work in philosophy explored the subject of God’s love and published into a book, Amor Dei in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. His Master’s in moral theology handled the problem of addiction employing Thomistic anthropology and ethics.

His areas of teaching and writing include History of Ideas, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of God, Saint Augustine, and Thomist ethics. His creative interest in poetry led to an existential collection of poems, Ontology of Blue, published in 2016. Father Bellusci has recently completed a book manuscript on Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

He is a member of the Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, and the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers. He presently writes a monthly philosophy column for the BC Catholic. Father Bellusci has lived in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Italy and France.

B.A. University of Toronto; M.A. University of Calgary; M.F.A. University of Nebraska; M.A. Th. and Ph.D. Dominican University College.

 

Spring 2018 Courses - Glover Road Campus

PHIL 304 CP, Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas

Fall 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus

PHIL 111 CP, History of Western Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval 

Fall 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus

PHIL 101, Ancient Philosophy 

PHIL 201, Modern Philosophy

David Baird grew up in rural Indiana before moving to Chicago to study the liberal arts at Wheaton College, where he graduated in English literature.

Thereafter he attended the University of Oxford where he studied philosophy and theology and served as president of the C.S. Lewis Society, and then completed a second masters through the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at the University of St Andrews with a dissertation on the early writings of G.K. Chesterton.

He is currently assistant subject editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies and frequently writes film reviews for the online journal Thinking Faith while finishing up his doctoral thesis on the theological significance of post-apocalyptic zombie narratives.

Spring 2018 Courses - Glover Road Campus

RELS 160 CP, Introduction to Theology

RELS 224 CP, New Testament Theology

Fall 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus

PHIL 305 CP, Philosophy of the Human Person

RELS 224 CP, New Testament Theology

 

 

Hailing from St. John's, Newfoundland, Fr. William F. Ashley was ordained to the priesthood in 1977 in St. Peter's Basilica, having done a degree in philosophy at Memorial University, and an STB and MA in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He has served as an elected member of the Presbyteral Council of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, been a hospital chaplain for eight years, and pastor of a number of parishes including St. Ann's in Abbotsford and currently St. Joachim & Ann's in Aldergrove. He was the founding rector of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary where he taught theology, and the founding superior of the Ottawa Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Fr. Ashley, the consummate Latinist, celebrates Traditional Latin Mass on Sundays at his parish and prefers to pray the Liturgy of the Hours in Latin.

Fall 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus: 

LATIN 101, Intro to Latin

Fall 2016 Courses - Glover Road Campus: 

LATIN 211 CP, Medieval Ecclesiastical Latin

LORANNE BROWN, MFA — Loranne specialized in English literature at the University of St. Michael’s College and recently completed an MFA in Writing at Pacific University, Oregon. She has taught in the Professional Writing stream of the Department of Media + Communication at Trinity Western University since 2001.

Her first novel, The Handless Maiden (Doubleday Canada, 1998), was a finalist for both the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the BC Book Award, and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2000. She has worked as a technical writer, a journalist and weekly columnist, and has written for the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun and other publications.

Loranne finds the opportunity to mentor young writers through a project with which they are passionately engaged particularly fulfilling.  She has enjoyed a long association with the Federation of BC Writers (past President and Executive Director) and with Surrey Continuing Education, where she taught creative writing. She lives in Langley with her family and attends St. Joseph’s Parish.

Spring 2018 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

MCOM 172 CP, Intro to Interpersonal Communication

Fall 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

MCOM 172 CP, Intro to Interpersonal Communication

Fall 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

MEDIA 201, Contemporary Media

Spring 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

MCOM 172 CP, Intro to Interpersonal Communication

Fall 2016 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

MCOM 152 CP, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

 

Adrienne Castellon holds a Doctorate of Education from Simon Fraser University and a Master’s degree with a concentration in Special Education. Over the past twenty-five years she has been a secondary teacher, elementary principal, education consultant and university instructor in Canada and internationally. Dr. Castellon is the Director of the Education Stream of the Masters of Leadership and the Masters of Educational Leadership and teaches in the program as well. She enjoys teaching some Education classes and stays current in the K-12 system through consulting and school-related projects. Adrienne is involved in a number of parish ministries at her parish of St. Nicholas and lives in Fort Langley with her daughter who is beginning CPC and TWU in fall 2017!

Fall 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus

EDUC 203 CP, Foundations of Education

 

Vic Cavalli, Assistant Professor of English at TWU, brings Catholic Pacific College his expertise in both early-modern religious literature and in creative writing.  His research on Robert Southwell has been published in Recusant History, Faith & Reason, and Ushaw Magazine.  His poetry, short fiction, and visual art have been published in various literary journals in North America, England, Australia, and New Zealand.

Area of Expertise: Early-modern Religious Literature; Creative Writing

Research: Youth culture; Anthropology of identity; Tribalism; Hip hop culture; Theological dimensions of Heavy Metal culture; Emerging Canadian authors; Literature and the Visual Arts.

Education: B.A. (St. Thomas University); M.A. (University of British Columbia); Ph.D. (cand.) (University of British Columbia)

Spring 2018 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

ENGL 104 CP, Introduction to Poetry and Drama

Fall 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

ENGL 103 CP, Introduction to Fiction

Spring 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

ENGL 104 CP, Introduction to Poetry and Drama

Fall 2016 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

ENGL 103 CP, Introduction to Fiction

Fr. Kaleeg Hainsworth is an author, speaker, poet, naturalist, publisher, environmental activist, podcaster, and Eastern Orthodox priest. He has been writing and speaking for more than twenty years on such subjects as poetics, literature, Christian history, biblical exegesis, eastern spiritual traditions, family structure, addiction therapy, and ecology. He holds an honours BA in literature from the University of British Columbia and a master’s degree in divinity (cum laude) from St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary in New York. He founded and served an Orthodox parish in Victoria, BC, for ten years, during which time he established a youth camp and an outreach centre for the poor as well as serving as a chaplain at the University of Victoria. 

Fr. Kaleeg is the author of An Altar in the Wilderness as well as numerous articles, manifestos, podcasts, and published studies. He runs a national digital publishing company, Bright Wing Books, which works with publishers, universities, non-profit organizations, and authors around the world. Additionally, Fr. Kaleeg is the new Editor of the Saint Katherine Literary Review, and sits on the board of several organizations promoting spiritual transformation through direct engagement with the natural world. 

As an avid and respected naturalist, backcountry enthusiast, and ecological educator, Fr. Kaleeg has led numerous guided trips into the BC wilderness where he taught spiritual ecology, survival, and team building. 

Fr. Kaleeg is, first and foremost, a single dad raising three awesome kids full-time. He lives with his three kids in a house in East Vancouver (i.e. the real Vancouver), British Columbia, and has endless time for anyone who wants to talk about the theology of beauty.

Fall 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

SCI 201, Ecology

Dr. Melinda Spencer Kingsbury grew up in the United States and has lived in Vancouver since 2005. She received a Ph.D. in English with a minor in Renaissance Studies from Indiana University in 2016. She has taught composition and introductory literature courses at several universities and has published articles on Spenser, Shakespeare, as well as George Orwell. Her dissertation, ‘The Counterfait in personation’: Prosopopoeia and Elizabethan Fictionality in Female-Voiced Complaint Poetry of the 1590s, investigates how poets of the English Renaissance understood fictional characterization specifically as a means of effecting readers’ spiritual transformation and virtuous practice. Dr. Kingsbury’s current book project extends the dissertation’s findings to fictional characterization in Shakespearean drama. Along with reading really good books, she loves playing on Vancouver’s seawall with her daughter and exploring British Columbian food and wine with her husband.

B.A. (University of Utah) English. Minors: Philosophy and Women’s Studies. M.A. (University of Kentucky) English. Graduate Certificate in Social Theory. Ph.D. (Indiana University, Bloomington) English. Minor: Renaissance Studies.

 

Fall 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

ENG 101, English Language & Literature I

Dr. Andrew Klager was born in Abbotsford, BC, but has lived in a number of towns and cities in BC, Ontario, and Alberta during his childhood. He has called the Fraser Valley home since he started his BA in Biblical Studies at Columbia Bible College in 1999, save for a brief interlude in Hamilton, ON when he spent a year completing the coursework of his MA in Christian Studies that he earned from McMaster Divinity College in 2006. Here, his focus was on patristics and the philosophy and theology of St. Gregory of Nyssa in particular. His interest in 16th-century Anabaptism led him to complete his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2011 where he studied the Reformation period of Christian history under Ian Hazlett and wrote his dissertation on Balthasar Hubmaier called ‘Truth is Immortal’: Balthasar Hubmaier (c.1480–1528) and the Church Fathers.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Catholic Pacific College, Andrew also teaches on Christian history, Western civilization, peace and conflict studies, Catholicism in early modern Europe, and historical theology and philosophy for Trinity Western University, the University of the Fraser Valley, Rocky Mountain College, St. Stephen’s University, and occasionally for Simon Fraser University. He has made presentations at conferences, symposiums, and interfaith dialogues across North America and is widely published in a number of books and peer reviewed journals on a variety of research fields ranging from the history of Christianity, Eastern Orthodox theology and asceticism, peace and conflict studies, interreligious peacebuilding especially in Egypt and the Middle East, and peace theology.

Andrew’s book, From Suffering to Solidarity: The Historical Seeds of Mennonite Interreligious, Interethnic, and International Peacebuilding (Pickwick) was published in the fall of 2015, and he is working on two new books, Why the Creeds Matter: Gregory of Nyssa on the Iconic Function of Christological and Trinitarian Theology (St Macrina Press) and Anabaptism and the Church Fathers: Balthasar Hubmaier’s (c.1480–1528) Use of Patristic Literature (Herald Press). He has also written for Egypt Independent (Al-Masry Al-Youm) and currently writes regularly for the Huffington Post and Clarion Journal of Spirituality and Justice, and he is on the Advisory Council of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship.

Andrew was brought into communion with the Eastern Orthodox Church through chrismation in 2008 and attends Holy Apostles Orthodox parish in Chilliwack, BC. He has been married for 14 years and has four wonderful children.

Spring 2018 Courses - Glover Road Campus:

HIST 302 CP, Greece and Rome: Leadership in the Ancient World

Fall 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus:

RELS 310, The World and Thought of the Church Fathers