June 12, 2017

New campus minister appointed for Bishop’s University and Champlain Regional College

The Bishop’s University/Champlain Regional College Campus Ministry Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Jesse Dymond as the new Campus Minister, effective August 1, 2017.

He will work with the Student Services teams of both Bishop’s and Champlain and will be a staff advisor to the Student Refugee Program, as well as chaplain of St. Mark’s Chapel. The Campus Minister provides pastoral care to all members of the campus community within an ecumenical and multi-faith environment.

“It is a rare opportunity to be invited to minister in and amongst such a vibrant community of students, scholars, and lovers of learning,” the Rev. Dymond said. “In a changing church and world, pastoral support for those who both ask and answer difficult questions of faith is imperative. I am honoured to serve in this capacity.”

Ordained as an Anglican priest in 2008 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in London, Ontario, the Rev. Dymond has since 2011 been serving the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada as Online Community and Resources Coordinator. He has also served in parish ministry and hospital chaplaincy in the Diocese of Huron, Ontario.

A native of London, Ontario, the Rev. Dymond holds a master of divinity degree from Huron University College and a master of arts in theology from the University of Western Ontario. He is also beginning a PhD in Human Relationships, Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy, a professional degree offered by Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and designed to be pursued within the context of full-time pastoral ministry.

The campus community and St. Mark’s Chapel wish Archdeacon Heather Thomson a happy retirement after 27 years as the Campus Minister, and extend a warm welcome to the Rev. Jesse Dymond and his family.

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