The Tyndale Alumni Council:
Addison Aspilla completed a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and an MTS degree from Tyndale Seminary in 2011. He is currently enrolled to continue the DMin at Tyndale in 2014. He is on staff at Word Became Flesh Ministries in Mississauga, ON and Nashville Road Community Church in Vaughan, ON. Addison and his wife Jenn reside in Wasaga Beach, ON. For more information visit Addison’s blog.
Bob Morris has been involved in mission since the day he was born to missionary parents. Since 1968 he has been associated with Interserve (Canada) and has spent 18 of those years serving in countries across the world. Bob recently became involved with Tyndale again by teaching courses at the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre. He continues to preach on mission in a variety of churches, agencies and educational institutions. Bob is married to Carol and is the father of Christopher and Jonathon. Bob and Carol married in 1996 after his first wife, Petie, died of cancer. Carol also has two children, her son Steve, and daughter Shelly. Bob is a graduate of Tyndale University College & Seminary (BTh 1966 – London College of Bible and Missions) and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Ministry degree from Tyndale Seminary in recognition of a lifetime spent in mission. Bob and Carol attend Calvary Church (AGC) in Toronto.
Bonnie Borchardt is a Chaplain/Pastoral Care Coordinator at the Woodhaven and Markhaven Long-Term Care facilities in Markham, Ontario. She is a member of Stouffville Pentecostal Church where she also serves as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Bonnie has a heart for “at-risk” mothers and youth with years of experience serving this vulnerable community. An alumna of Tyndale Seminary, Bonnie holds an MDiv (2001) in Marriage and Family Counselling along with professional certifications in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. She is married to Harold and is mother to Debra, Tom and Sarah. Bonnie is a Christian vocalist and song writer, an outdoor enthusiast and has an interest in poetry. Bonnie gave her whole heart and life to God at the age of 23 and has served Him in full-time ministry ever since.
Dr. Charles Mantey is the founder and senior pastor of Disciples Revival Church in Toronto, Ontario. He was born in Ghana, West Africa. Prior to coming to Canada, he founded Disciples Evangelistic Ministry in Ghana which has now morphed into a church with 18 branches and an orphanage. Charles was called into full-time ministry in 1982 after his studies at Christian Service College in Kumasi. He later continued his studies at Tyndale University College & Seminary where he earned his MDiv in 1994 and DMin in 2012. Charles continues to travel to countries like South Africa, Grenada, U.S.A, and his native Ghana to teach and to hold revival meetings to strengthen churches and Christian leaders. He is married with five adult children and six grandchildren.
John Steadman is an alumnus of both Tyndale University College (BTh 1992 – Ontario Bible College) and Tyndale Seminary (MTS 2007) and has applied his theological training to both the church and his extensive career in sales and marketing. He currently serves as the Director of Development and Strategy at Context with Lorna Dueck and is passionate about finding ways to bring Christianity into the public square with his fellow Tyndale alumna, Lorna. John also serves as part-time Pastor in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He desires to have “a life rooted” in Jesus Christ, and has taken Ephesians 3:16-19 as the theme verses for his life. He is excited to be on the Alumni Council and brings a unique mix of business and ministry background to the position.
Kevin Kirk serves as Senior Director, Development & Community Relations at Tyndale University College & Seminary. He graduated from both Tyndale University College (BRS 1993 – Ontario Bible College) and Tyndale Seminary (MTS 1999) and has also completed an MBA degree from the University of Leicester in England. He has worked for over 20 years within the Christian higher education environment and has served at several institutions. During this time he has had the opportunity to develop experience in the areas of strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, constituent relations, recruitment, admissions, student services and financial aid. He has served on several boards including five years as the board chair for the Christian Higher Education Enrollment Association of Canada, four years on the board of the North American Coalition of Christian Admissions Professions (NACCAP) and was on the council of Christian Higher Education Canada for four years. Kevin was awarded the NACCAP Regional Service Award for Canada in 2002. He is married and has four sons.
Mark Groleau grew up in a suburb of Ottawa and was raised in a Pentecostal church. After completing his degree in English Literature, leaving his church, and ultimately renouncing any faith in Jesus, he moved to Korea for several years. There, Mark met a Nazarene pastor from the U.S. who mentored Mark into rediscovering a Jesus he never knew and a Kingdom he never heard about. Mark’s passion for studying Jesus and the early churches grew, and he felt called to return to Canada and pursue pastoral studies. Not having any denominational anchor, Mark chose to study at Tyndale because it was a place where questions and tensions can be explored with grace and trust. He graduated with an MDiv in 2011. Mark served one year on Seminary Student Council as Student Life Co-ordinator, then his final two years as President. He married his fellow classmate and graduate Naomi, and now serves as Lead Pastor at The Meeting House in Richmond Hill.
Paul Estabrooks is a veteran foreign missionary with a deep concern for Christians in restricted countries. He has thirty-four years of ministry experience among persecuted Christians with Open Doors International. He is the author of five books and a number of booklets that document his work with the church in restricted countries and provide training for persecuted Christians worldwide. As a representative of Open Doors, he has visited Christians in countries as diverse as Cuba, Tibet, Iraq, China, Bhutan, Mongolia, Iran, India, the former Soviet Union and the Middle East. He was the project coordinator for the delivery of one million Bibles (232 tons) to China in one night -- June 18, 1981 -- called Project Pearl. TIME magazine recognized it as the “Risky Rendezvous in Swatow” and the project is the subject of one of his books.
Paul is an alumnus of Tyndale University College (BTh 1966 – London College of Bible and Missions). He later received a Bachelor and Master of Arts (with distinction) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan majoring in Mass Communications. He and his wife, Dianne, have been married for 48 years. They have three grown children, seven grandchildren, and make their home in London, Ontario.
Rob Patterson has been serving Christ in Canada and around the world for 30 years. He received his education at York University, Acadia University and the University of British Columbia.
In 1990 Rob and his wife Sarah were sent to work in East Africa. They moved to Kenya where Rob directed and taught in the Certificate in Ministry program with Carey Theological School. For the next 13 years Rob grew the program from a certificate program to a degree-granting program with degrees being offered from Bachelors to the Doctoral level. They became fluent in Swahili and integrated into life in the rhythms of Africa.
In 2011 Rob was asked to join Tyndale University College & Seminary. He is presently developing a program focusing on supporting the alumni and church community. Rob is learning more about the vast Tyndale alumni family and is seeking ways to best serve this vibrant community of faith. Rob also enjoys spending time with his family and home church.
Robin Elliott is a mother and a Visual Art teacher, who holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and a BEd (2010) from Tyndale. As a parent and educator she sees God as Rock, Lamp, and Giver of life water. She feels passionately that people’s differences should be respected and celebrated. She is fundamentally interested in what unites us as a people. Considering the variety of Christian denominations and multiplicity of other faiths in her school community, she feels that showcasing the ethics and moral values that we all share is essential to form a world of people who are of strong moral character and are brave enough to confront the challenges we will face as human beings in the future.
Sunjay Henry is the Director of Youth Ministries at Wesley Chapel in Scarborough. He is an alumnus of Tyndale University College (BA 2012) and plans to pursue an MDiv at Tyndale Seminary with a focus on Clinical Counseling. Sunjay’s vision for the Alumni Council is that they become the voice for Tyndale Alumni across the globe, serving as representatives of the school as it transitions into the new chapter of its existence.
Rev. Vincent Lee was born in Hong Kong. He came to Canada when he was 14, and was born again in Christ Jesus at the age of 17. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and had his residency at Toronto General Hospital. Subsequently, he became a nuclear pharmacist working at McMaster University Hospital. Vincent received the call to full-time ministry and entered Ontario Theological Seminary (now Tyndale Seminary) in 1985, graduating with an MDiv in pastoral ministry in 1988. He was ordained in 1995 by the Presbyterian Church in Canada and is currently the English Pastor of Milliken Chinese Community Church (ACEM). He has been married to his wife May for 23 years. They have a son (Boaz) and a daughter (Rivka).
Vivian was born in Hong Kong. God grafted her in Canada. She is nurtured with both Eastern and Western culture. She is an alumna of York University, Centennial College and Tyndale Seminary. After her graduation from Tyndale (MTS 2011), Vivian volunteered with Rahab ministries and later joined them as staff outreaching to marginalized women and those who are rescued from sex trafficking. Never ceasing in praying for God’s guidance and always in awe of God’s magnificent and amazing love, Vivian is looking forward to serving with the other council members in her new role with Tyndale Alumni.
Walter Winger is an alumnus of Tyndale University College (BTh 1960 – Toronto Bible College). He holds multiple graduate degrees including an MSc from Temple University (1972) and a DMin from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1976). Walter has a life-time of business experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors, including business ownership, management and financial planning. In 1948, Walter gave his life to Christ and was called into pastoral ministry in 1954. From this time on, he has served primarily as a Senior Pastor in a variety of churches across Canada and the United States. He has been an adjunct lecturer in many Christian colleges, including Messiah College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Azusa Pacific University. He currently serves as Associate Minister in the Presbyterian Church in the Almaguin Highlands region. He has been married to his wife Lois since 1951 and has three grown children, Larry, Marshall and Wayne.
Your Alumni Team:
Rob Patterson, Director
Rob has been serving Christ in Canada and around the world for thirty years. After several years of missions and pastoral ministry, Rob accepted a call in early 2011 to serve at Tyndale University College & Seminary. Rob enjoys time with his family and home church as well as: photography, music, guitar, mandolin, computers and motorcycles.
Tel: 416-226-6620 ext. 2165
Joyce Munga, Alumni Relations Coordinator
Joyce served with the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya for nine years. She has graduate level training in management and organizational development. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and in the great outdoors. Joyce likes mountain climbing, road-trips, worship and arts, reading, trying out new cuisine and learning new languages.
Tel: 416-226-6620 ext. 4100