Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity is a three-year professional ministry degree that provides you with knowledge and skills to be an effective and holistic ministry leader. The MDiv blends academic study, mentored learning and practical experience in a comprehensive program that will prepare you for ordained ministry or for Christian leadership in its various forms.

MDiv students will acquire foundational preparation for ordained ministry and for Christian leadership in congregations and other settings. Students will:

  1. develop breadth of knowledge and critical understanding of the theological disciplines;
  2. acquire capacities for understanding and engaging the cultural, social, and global context of God’s mission in the world;
  3. experience personal and professional growth through a process of intellectual, spiritual and ministry formation;
  4. develop and hone skills for theologically reflective ministry practice in its various forms.

Academic and Applied

Our program is designed to give you a full experience by completing academic courses as well as gaining applied training. The combination of classroom and on-the-field experience will give you the knowledge and skills you need for the future.

Flexible and Adaptable

Tyndale offers you day, evening, weekend, and online courses for part-time and full-time studies. You are able to customize your schedule to fit your current needs to maintain workplace, ministry, or familial responsibilities. Learn more about your flexible study options.

The M.Div offers you the following majors to choose specialized courses in your chosen area of study:

Pastoral Ministry

equips you for church leadership in ordained or lay ministry settings.

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is designed to prepare you for employment in clinical counselling or church ministry settings.

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educates and equips working-students for church leadership in today’s world through an integrative and mentored approach to learning.

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Pastoral and Chinese Ministry

trains and mentors you for church leadership in Chinese and multicultural congregations.

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Spiritual Formation

will facilitate the deepening of your love for God and others as well as teach you the practice of Spiritual Direction.

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Global Mission and Intercultural Studies

is designed to prepare you as a missional leader to engage in cross-cultural ministry locally and globally.

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Youth and Family Ministry

prepares you for working in youth ministries by learning youth culture, youth development, and spiritual ministry.

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Christian Education and Formation

trains you to train others and disciple the church in today’s world.

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Biblical Studies

provides you a broad understanding in Scriptures for a variety of ministry contexts.

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Theological Studies

enables you to understand missional, historical, moral, and doctrinal theology.

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CCST Pastoral Ministry and Global Mission

prepares you to enter full time ministries with pastoral and mission training in Chinese Language


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Whether you're interested in vocational ministry and leadership or personal study and enrichment, Tyndale offers a wide range of degree options that will meet your needs and goals.

Graduate Diploma** MTS
Master of Theological Studies**
Master of Divinity***
Master of Theology
Doctor of Ministry
A program geared toward adult learners interested in being equipped for ministry in their chosen profession A degree that will develop students' theological understanding for general educational purposes A degree designed primarily for those considering vocational, church-based ministry An advanced academic degree that provides an opportunity toexplore biblical, theological or historical studies in preparation for a PhD or ThD program An advanced professional degree designed for church leaders whose ministry will be integrated into their study and research Description
9 18 27 6 courses + thesis 6 intensive modules + a major project


1 year 2 years 3 years 1 year 3 years Duration*
Want to enhance your biblical and theological understandings in a setting that will engage your intellect and deepen your faith Are seeking a foundational graduate degree that can be utilized in a wide range of professional and ministerial contexts Wish to prepare for ordained ministry or for general pastoral and religious leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings Have completed an MDiv or MTS and wish to enhance your ministerial and missional practice with additional scholarship, or prepare for further study at the doctoral level Have completed an MDiv or equivalent and are engaged in substantive ministry further developing your skills and capacities for effective leadership Pursue if...
* Program durations are based on a traditional, full-time course load of nine courses per year.
** Also offered in a modular format designed to meet the needs of students with full-time demands such as family, church or career.
*** Tyndale also offers an In-Ministry MDiv degree program for people who are engaged in part-time or full-time in vocational Christian ministry.
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Dr. Janet L. Clark

Title & Contact Info

Senior Vice President Academic
Academic Dean of the Seminary

 Email: jclark [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2235

Academic Credentials

BA, McMaster University, 1974
BSW, McMaster University, 1974
MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1977
PhD, University of Toronto, 2003

Areas of Specialization

Intercultural Competence, Counselling, Theological Education


Dr. Janet Clark is Senior Vice President Academic and Dean of the Seminary. Before joining Tyndale in 2005, she was Vice-Dean at McMaster Divinity College. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and has a breadth of experience as a professor, academic administrator, and ministry practitioner. Her background in professional counselling and missionary service in Indonesia have shaped her lifelong interests in intercultural competence, counselling, theological education and the global church. She is Vice-President of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and a Director of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Canada. She brings to her work a passion for holistic theological education that interweaves the spiritual, intellectual, vocational, and missional dimensions of Christian leadership.

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Dr. Arnold Neufeldt-Fast

Title & Contact Info

Associate Academic Dean
Director, MTS Modular Program

 Email: neufeldt-fast [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2655

Academic Credentials

BTh, Mennonite Bible College, 1987;
BA, Brock University, 1987;
MA, Brock University, 1988;
PhD, University of St Michael's College, 1996

Areas of Specialization

Contemporary Protestant Theology and Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Anabaptist Studies


Dr. Neufeldt-Fast brings to the position of Director of the Master of Theological Studies Modular Program a strong background in teaching and administration as well as international exposure. From 2000-2006 Dr. Neufeldt-Fast was the Coordinator of a MA in Pastoral Ministries modular program at the Theological Seminary, Bienenberg, Switzerland, in partnership with the University of Wales and the Oxford Centre of Mission Studies. He has taught primarily theology and ethics at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as courses in Christian spirituality. Dr. Neufeldt-Fast has authored a number of articles and scholarly book reviews in both English and German and has translated a variety of German theological texts into English. He is currently translating the second volume of Karl Barth’s Göttingen Dogmatics (Eerdmans). Dr. Neufeldt-Fast is an ordained minister in the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada.

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Dr. Barbara M. Leung Lai

Title & Contact Info

Research Professor of Old Testament

 Email: blai [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 6714

Academic Credentials

BTh, Alliance Bible Seminary, 1972
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1976
ThM, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, 1979
PhD, University of Sheffield, England, 1997

Areas of Specialization

Wisdom Literature, Apocalyptic Literature, Psychological Hermeneutic of Biblical Themes and Texts, Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, Biblical Interpretation in Postmodern Times, Text and Reading, Gender-Culture Studies, methodological considerations towards the development of Appropriation/Relevance Theories, and Contextual Biblical Interpretation.


Methodologically located in the inter-disciplinary terrain of Social Sciences and Biblical Studies, she distinguishes herself in the advancement of psychological approaches to Biblical texts and themes.

Dr. Leung Lai came to Tyndale in 1997 after 20 years of teaching and equipping ministries in the East and West. She previously taught at Evangel Theological Seminary of Hong Kong (as a missionary with the Evangelical Free Church) and McMaster Divinity College. During her last two sabbatical leaves, she served as Visiting Scholar at Fuller (2003), Princeton (2004), and was a Senior Reader at Tyndale House (Cambridge, England, 2012).

Upon her retirement in July, 2017, she has been reappointed as Research Professor of Old Testament. While continuing her service as Scholar Associate of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, she is on adjunct faculty at Carey Theological College in Vancouver. Dr. Leung Lai serves the broader academic community through adjunct teaching internationally.

Serving as co-chair of the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section at SBL, Dr. Leung Lai is a frequent presenter at scholarly and professional gatherings (SBL, ISBL, IBR, ATS functions and global consultations). She is the author of three academic monographs, and is completing a new book provisionally entitled Text and Praxis: Toward a Methodology of Appropriation. Dr. Leung Lai has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in academic books and festschrifts, articles in study Bibles, and dictionary entries. Other than teaching and scholarship, Dr. Leung Lai serves the church community and a sought-after consultant in the area of appropriating the Old Testament to the contemporary human and ecclesiastical contexts.

Popular Courses

  • OT Theology and History
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Wisdom Literature
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes

Favourite Place on Campus

The cafeteria

Favourite Place in Toronto

Edwards Botanical Garden

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Dr. David Sherbino

Title & Contact Info

Professor of Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry

 Email: dsherb [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 6741

Academic Credentials

BA, University of Ottawa, 1970
BTh, Tyndale College, 1971
MPS, St. Paul University, 1975
STM, McGill University, 1976
Diploma in Ministry, Presbyterian College, McGill University, 1976
Diploma in Spiritual Direction, Pecos Benedictine Abbey, 1976
DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1986
CSD (Certified Spiritual Director), Canadian Council of Professional Certification, 1999
CT (Certified Thanatologist), American Association of Death Educators and Counselors, 2002
FT (Fellow in Thanatology), American Association of Death Educators and Counselors, 2009, 2013, 2016
CSDS (Certified Spiritual Director Supervisor), Canadian Council of Professional Certification, 2010

Areas of Specialization

Pastoral Counselling, Worship, Spiritual Formation, Leadership, Thanatology


Dr. Sherbino has been a faculty member at Tyndale Seminary since 1987, serving previously as Chair of the Pastoral Ministries Department, Coordinator of the Worship and Liturgy program, and Dean of the Chapel. He is presently coordinating the master’s program in Spiritual Formation and the doctoral track in Spiritual Formation. He has served as the lead minister in several congregations in Canada and is presently Minister in Association with The Presbyterian Church in Canada.

A commissioned officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, he served for four years as Regimental Chaplain to the Queen’s York Rangers. A popular speaker and church consultant, he regularly addresses various church and ministry groups in Canada and overseas. He has written many articles for church press publications and has recently published Foundations for Christian Living; The Marriage Preparation Manual; the award winning books Re:Connect: Spiritual Exercises to Develop Intimacy with God; Living, Dying, Living Forever; and Renew: A Basic Guide for a Personal Retreat. His work on spiritual formation has been produced on several videos. Dr. Sherbino is involved as visiting professor at various theological schools, including the South Asia Institute for Advanced Christian Studies (India), the Alliance Biblical Seminary (The Philippines), BGST (Singapore), and at McMaster Divinity College (Hamilton, ON).

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Dr. Dennis Ngien

Title & Contact Info

Professor of Systematic Theology
Director, ThM Program

 Email: dngien [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2763

Academic Credentials

BA, University of Saskatchewan, 1982
MCS, Canadian Theological Seminary, 1984
MDiv, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1986
STM, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1988
PhD, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, 1993

Areas of Specialization

Systematic Theology, Martin Luther, Reformation Theologies, Christology, Soteriology, Trinity, Medieval Theology


Dr. Ngien is the author of several monographs including The Suffering of God according to Martin Luther's Theologia Crucis (Peter Lang, 1995); Apologetic for Filioque in Medieval Theology (Paternoster, 2005); Luther as a Spiritual Adviser: The Interface of Theology and Piety in Luther's Devotional Writings (Paternoster, 2007); Gifted Response: The Triune God as the Causative Agency of our Responsive Worship (Paternoster, 2008), and Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms (Fortress Press, 2015). 

His articles have appeared in journals such as International Journal of Systematic Theology, Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, Evangelical Review of Theology, Heythrop Journal, etc. His article, "The God Who Suffers", appeared on Christianity Today's 50th anniversary webpage, and is considered one of the significant works.

Founder of Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection (, he spends time in mentoring scholars, theological students, pastors, church leaders and assisting churches in advisory and teaching capacities.

Formerly nominated as Research Scholar at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University, he now serves as Research Professor in Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He was appointed as Fellow (2016) at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto, where he completed his research and writing on his Luther’s Theology of the cross: Christ in Luther's Sermons on John (soon to be published).

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Dr. James A. Beverley

Title & Contact Info

Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics

 Email: jamesbeverley [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 6706

Academic Credentials

BA (Hon), Acadia University, 1975
MDiv, Acadia University, 1977
MTh, University of Toronto, 1983
PhD, University of St. Michael's, 1994 College (Toronto)

Areas of Specialization

Apologetics, World and New Religions, Charismatic Christianity, Roman Catholic Theology, and Christian Ethics


Professor Beverley has taught at Tyndale since 1988. From 1978 until his move to Tyndale, he was a professor at Atlantic Baptist University in Moncton, NB. He is the author and editor of twelve books, including Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions, Religions A to Z andCounterfeit Code, a reply to Dan Brown’s famous novel. He is also the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara.

He is a specialist on the study of new religions and did his Ph.D. thesis on the inner teachings of Sun Myung Moon. He has been interviewed frequently by the media including BBC radio, Finnish television, CBC Radio, The Los Angeles Times, CBC television, Syrian television, CTV News, The Globe & Mail, etc. He is a contributing editor for Christianity Today magazine and a columnist for Faith Today magazine. In 2000 he had a personal interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Professor Beverley is also an expert on the relationship of Christianity to Islam. He is the author of Christ and Islam (College Press, 1997), Understanding Islam (Thomas Nelson, 2001), Islamic Faith in America (Facts on File, 2002). He also wrote the entry on Muhammad in The Quran: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2005) and the entry on Islam in the six-volume Religions of the World (ABC Clio, 2009). He has done research on Islam in Africa, India, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

Professor Beverley is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Evangelical Theological Society, Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Evangelical Philosophical Society, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. His expert opinion has been sought in both criminal and civil trials, including the case of Holocaust denier Malcolm Ross. His testimony in a Toronto criminal case was included in a television documentary.

His wife Gloria is a kindergarten teacher in the Ontario Public School system. Jim and Gloria have two adult children. Andrea is doing a Ph.D. in English literature and Derek has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design.

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Rev. Dr. Kevin Livingston

Title & Contact Info

Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry

 Email: klivingston [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2207

Academic Credentials

BA, Seattle University, 1978
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983
PhD, University of Aberdeen, 1989

Areas of Specialization

Theology and Practice of Preaching; The Gospel’s Encounter with Culture


Dr. Livingston is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and has served congregations in Seattle, Scotland, Vancouver, Cambridge, and most recently, the historic Knox Presbyterian Church in Toronto. Passionate about the integration of pastoral ministry and theological education, he previously served as adjunct professor at McMaster Divinity College and Tyndale Seminary. He has published a book on the theology of mission and evangelism in the writings of South African missiologist David Bosch, and numerous articles in the areas of missiology, preaching and church renewal. Dr. Livingston serves on the Board of Directors of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the Latin America Mission and several committees of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He also enjoys preaching regularly across the city.

Popular Courses

  • Preaching the Message of the Cross
  • Introduction to Worship and Liturgy

Favourite Place on Campus

Being alone in the Tyndale chapel, sensing the greatness and beauty of God as well as his nearness in the silence: "Be still and know that I am God."

Favourite Place in Toronto

Sitting on a patio at a restaurant on the Danforth with my wife Irene, eating Greek food and drinking strong coffee. I love seeing the wonderful diversity of people and the vibrant vitality of the city passing before my eyes.

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Dr. Paul D. Scuse

Title & Contact Info

Associate Professor of Counselling

 Email: pscuse [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 6785

Academic Credentials

BSc, University of Toronto, 1975
MDiv, Wycliffe College (University of Toronto), 1979
ThM, Wilfred Laurier University/Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, 1993
DMin, Wilfred Laurier University/Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, 1998

Areas of Specialization

Marriage and Family Therapy, Pastoral Practice and Education, Pastoral Counselling, Sexual Therapy and Counselling


Dr. Scuse began teaching at Tyndale in 2001 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Counselling in 2003. He gives overall direction to the Counselling major. Dr. Scuse’s other teaching experience includes Wycliffe College and guest lecturing in family systems theory for the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). Dr. Scuse has been an ordained minister in the Anglican Church of Canada since 1979. Since that time, he has served in full-time pastoral ministry in congregations in Oshawa, Toronto and Stouffville. He developed advanced expertise in pastoral counselling and marriage and family therapy through studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, together with experience at the Interfaith Pastoral Counselling Centre in Kitchener, ON. Since 1993, he has combined parish ministry with a private counseling practice. Dr. Scuse is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a Registered Member of the Board of Examiners in Sexual Therapy and Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO). He is also a Pastoral Counselling Specialist with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).

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Dr. Rebecca Idestrom

Title & Contact Info

Associate Professor of Old Testament

 Email: ridestrom [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 6771

Academic Credentials

BTh, Central Pentecostal College, 1985
BA, University of Toronto, 1987
MRel, Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1990
PhD, University of Sheffield, 1996

Areas of Specialization

Old Testament, History of Biblical Interpretation, Hebrew, Intertestamental History and Literature


Dr. Idestrom joined the faculty of Tyndale Seminary in 2001, after having taught at Western Pentecostal Bible College in Abbotsford, BC for five years. Besides having taught summer courses at Tyndale prior to joining the core faculty, she has done adjunct teaching at Wycliffe College in Toronto, Regent College, ACTS Seminary and Trinity Western University in Langley, BC. Her doctoral dissertation has been published, entitled From Biblical Theology to Biblical Criticism: Old Testament Scholarship at Uppsala University, 1866-1922 (Coniectanea Biblica Old Testament Series 47; Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 2000). She has also published a number of essays, articles and book reviews which have appeared in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, Didaskalia, Toronto Journal of Theology, The Pentecostal Testimony, Themelios, Hebrew Studies and in books of collected essays. In June 2007 she was honoured with the Research Scholar Award from the Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection. Idestrom, a native of Sweden, is also musical and enjoys singing. She has done several missions trips to Europe and Russia, singing in her father’s choir, Jubilance Singers and Orchestra.

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Dr. Van Johnson

Title & Contact Info

Adjunct Professor of New Testament

 Email: vjohnson [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 0

Academic Credentials

BA, McGill University, 1979
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1980
ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, 1997

Areas of Specialization

Pentecostal History, Luke, Romans, Jewish Apocalyptic, Pastoral Theology


Dr. Van Johnson is Dean of Master's Pentecostal Seminary (established in Toronto in 1996), which is partnered with Tyndale Seminary. He also serves as an instructor in New Testament at Tyndale. Dr. Johnson is the Director of the MTS in Pentecostal Studies - a joint degree of Tyndale and Master's. He lectures yearly at Canadian Pentecostal Seminary, which is associated with Trinity Western University, Langley, BC. He has served on the faculty of both Eastern Pentecostal Bible College and Western Pentecostal Bible College. Along with his teaching and administrative duties, he serves on the pastoral staff at Agincourt Pentecostal Church. This pastoral role is part of the church-based model of Master's Seminary. Rev. Johnson is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. He has written a commentary on Romans in the Full Life Bible Commentary to the New Testament (Zondervan, 1999).

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Dr. Wafik Wahba

Title & Contact Info

Associate Professor of Global Christianity

 Email: wwahba [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2132

Academic Credentials

BA, Ain Shams University, 1980
BTh, Evangelical Seminary (Cairo, Egypt)
MATS, McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago), 1985
ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1987
PhD, Northwestern University, 1997

Areas of Specialization

Global Christianity, Cultural Contextualization, Theology, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies


Dr. Wahba first came to Tyndale as adjunct professor of theology in 1998, having previously taught contextualized theology at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt, as well as having pastored churches in Chicago and Toronto. Dr. Wahba has taught theology and intercultural studies in the United States, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America. Dr. Wahba is one of 31 contemporary reformed theologians who have contributed to The Future of Reformed Theology, edited by Willis, David & Welker, Michael, (Eerdmans, 1999). Dr. Wahba has also published in Zur Zunkunft Der Reformierten Theologie, (Neukirchener Verlag, 1998). He co-led the unit on Theological Education for Mission at the 2004 Forum of Lausanne Committee in Pattaya, Thailand and is one of the authors of “Effective Theological Education for World Evangelization” Lausanne Occasional Paper No. 57, (May 2005). Dr. Wahba serves on the Board of Directors for several international Christian organizations.

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Dr. Yau Man Siew

Title & Contact Info

Associate Professor of Christian Education and Formation

 Email: ysiew [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 6750

Academic Credentials

PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1994
MDiv, Regent College, 1990
Diploma in Theology, Discipleship Training Centre, (Singapore), 1985
BPharm (Hons.), University of Wales, 1979

Visiting Scholar, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), 2000-01.
Visiting Scholar, Columbia University (Teachers College), 2008-09.

Areas of Specialization

Curriculum and instructional theory, assessment of learning in theological education, educational leadership and faith formation in congregational settings


Dr. Siew taught at Singapore Bible College & Seminary from 1994-2000 and has been part of the Tyndale Seminary faculty since 2001. He has contributed chapters to With an Eye on the Future: Development & Mission in the 21st Century (MARC Publications, 1996) and Serve the Lord with Gladness (Biblical Graduate School of Theology, 1991). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Christian Education, Theological Education, Asia Journal of Theology and the Baker Dictionary of Christian Education (2001). His major research interests are in education and faith formation in congregational contexts, as well as assessment of learning in theological education. He has consulted with the Association of Theological Schools of US and Canada in different research projects. In 2008-09, Dr. Siew received a major pastoral leadership grant from The Louisville Institute looking at the “pastor as shepherd-teacher.” Dr. Siew is a charter board member of Learn to Earn Canada, a chapter of Learn to Earn, South Africa. He was teaching and consultant pastor at a local church in Toronto from 2000-07, and regularly conducts teacher enrichment workshops for churches in the Greater Toronto Area. He is a member of the Association of Professors, Practitioners and Researchers in Religious Education (APPRE), and the Society of Professors in Christian Education (SPCE).

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Rev. Dr. David Overholt

Title & Contact Info

Adjunct Professor of Youth and Family Ministries

 Email: doverholt [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2713

Academic Credentials

BSc, Wheaton College, 1983
MRE, McMaster Divinity College, 1993
EdD, OISE, University of Toronto, 2001

Areas of Specialization

Youth Ministry, Next Generation Church Ministry, Mentoring, Leadership Development and Creativity


Rev. Dr. Dave Overholt is the founding pastor of Church on the Rock, one of the largest and longest running youth-targeted churches in North America. In addition to 27 years in youth ministry, Dr. Overholt has a doctorate in philosophy of education from University of Toronto with a thesis in “Adults Mentoring Adolescents.” His books include: Reasons to Believe (a youth apologetic), Live What You Believe, (a youth growth project), Soul Searching the Millennial Generation, (a youth worker’s guide to teen work) and New Beginnings (a youth devotional). Dr. Overholt speaks to thousands of students each year through a wide-ranging speaking and consulting ministry.

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