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Leadership & Governance


Gordon T. Smith is President and Professor of Systematic and Spiritual Theology at Ambrose University.

Previously he served as Vice President and Dean of Regent College in Vancouver and more recently, he was the President of reSource Leadership International.  

He is an ordained minister with The Christian and Missionary Alliance and served with the Alliance as an international worker in the Philippines. He has been the senior pastor of two congregations -- Immanuel Alliance Church (Peterborough, Ontario) and Union Church of Manila (Philippines).

He is the author of a number of publications, including:

Teach Us To Pray (IVP, 2018)
Institutional Intelligence (IVP, 2017)
Generation to Generation: Passing on the Faith to the Children of the Church (e-book) (Regent College Bookstore, 2014)
Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Directors and Directees (IVP, 2014)

Gordon is married to Joella and together they have two grown sons.



Provost & Vice President Academic

Pam Nordstrom

Associate Vice President Student Life

Monique Verhoef


Vice President Finance & Administration

Brett Huffey

Management Consultant

Stephanie MacTavish


Debi Mills (Chair)
Businessperson, Stony Plain, AB

Wayne Bernakevitch (Vice Chair)
Lawyer, Regina, SK

Rev. Keith Taylor (Secretary)
Senior Pastor, Beulah Alliance Church, Edmonton, AB

Lawrence Stalder
Businessperson, Calgary, AB

Rev. David Hearn
President, The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) Canada

Calvin Buss
Businessperson, Vancouver, BC

Rev. Ian Fitzpatrick
National Director, Church of the Nazarene in Canada, Toronto, ON

Delrose Laxton
Office Manager, Calgary, AB

Rev. Dr. Errol Rempel
District Superintendent, Canadian Pacific District of The C&MA Canada

Larry Koop
Businessperson, Olds, AB

Kenneth Stankievech
Businessperson, Calgary, AB

Dale Meister
Businessperson, Calgary, AB

Rev. Genghis Chan
Lead Pastor, South Edmonton Alliance Church, Edmonton, AB


The composition of the Ambrose Board of Governors is defined in the Ambrose bylaws:

  • The president of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada (ex officio)
  • The national director of the Church of the Nazarene Canada (ex officio)
  • One member appointed by the National Board of the Church of the Nazarene Canada
  • Six members appointed by the Board of Directors of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada
  • One Christian and Missionary Alliance District Superintendent
  • Up to five members-at-large appointed by the Board

Governors are typically appointed to a four-year term and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

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