DMin in Leadership with a Concentration in Preaching

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Leadership with a Concentration in


The Preaching concentration in the Doctor of Ministry Leadership Track aims to increase spiritual sensitivity and capability to effectively communicate the gospel and the message of scripture in public settings. It combines theory with practice, theology with ministry, and collaborative learning with individual projects. Students work on three major projects and complete their program with an integrated research portfolio.

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Program Format & Courses

The Preaching concentration in the Doctor of Ministry Leadership Track is a cohort model, with some sequenced courses. Students will complete 12 courses within 3 years, with distance learning and residency phases each year.

  • The distance learning phase includes reading, writing, research, reflection, application, and collaboration primarily supported by teachers, personal growth coaches, and research portfolio advisors.
  • The residency phase – two weeks in June and one week in January – includes worship and prayer, lectures, plenary discussions, group activities, small group meetings, and individual work.

Course titles, descriptions and sequence may be modified when warranted after due process by the DMin Program Committee and Academic Planning Committee.

Year A

  • DMML 0901 Formation of the Leader
  • DMML 0941 Exegeting Your Ministry Context
  • DMML 0951 Integration Overview
  • DMPC 0912 Topics in Proclamation

Year B

  • DMML 0907 Leadership Development
  • DMML 0942 Philosophy of Christian Leadership
  • DMML 0952 Integration Proposal
  • DMPC 0904 Embodying the Gospel: Enhancing Communication Skills

Year C

  • DMML 0905 Intercultural Leadership Competency
  • DMML 0943 Action Research Project
  • DMML 0953 Integration Portfolio
  • DMPC 0901 Participating in God’s Work: Preaching Foundations

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Preaching Faculty & Instructors

Dr. Sarah Han

Sarah Han

Preaching Coordinator |  416.226.6620 ext. 8454

Dr. Sarah Han is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and brings practical ministry experience as an ordained minister and theological expertise as an academic. Dr. Han considers herself to be "third culture" Canadian-Korean-Chinese and her formative theology was shaped on the mission field abroad. She has provided leadership in the Canadian immigrant church context for over a decade and has diverse experience in the Canadian public and private sectors. Dr. Han's vocational commitment and theological passion are to critically observe and reflect on how ecclesiology shapes and informs missiology and her research focuses on an intercultural, intergenerational, missional ecclesiology for Canada.

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Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman

Dr. Chapman is Associate Professor of Research Methods and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. He has wide experience in social science research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His most recent research has focused on religion and immigration including projects related to Canadians who are starting new churches, the relationship between faith communities and the settlement sector, and an exploration of the role of churches in immigrant settlement and integration. Prior research has included studies of megachurches in Canada, an exploration of Canadian church attitudes to the visual arts, and networks among churches.

Sunder Krishnan

Sunder Krishnan

Sunder Krishnan graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology and received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston. Afterwards he worked for Atomic Energy of Canada. He served at Rexdale Alliance Church as a member of the executive committee as well on the board of elders for eight years and later joined their staff for 36 years, retiring in 2016 as pastor emeritus.

Narry Santos

Narry Santos

Narry Santos is the Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry and Intercultural Leadership and has experience in frontline ministry and church planting. He was born in the Philippines and received a PhD in the New Testament along with a PhD in Philippine Studies. He has served as a full-time pastor and church planter for over two decades.

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