ASTFA Executive Committee

AlydaFaberAlyda Faber: President

Alyda Faber is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Atlantic School of Theology.  Her first poetry collection, Dust or Fire (Goose Lane Editions/Icehouse Poetry) will appear this year.  She has been ASTFA President since 2009.

_MG_9463David Deane: Past-President

I am an Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at AST. At various times I’ve served ASTFA as communications officer, Secretary, and, very briefly, President. I am currently past president and serve on the bargaining team. My research is focussed on how the doctrine of the Holy Spirit informs moral theology.

AmytheLibrarianAmy Lorencz: Treasurer

Amy is the Treasurer for ASTFA as well as the IT and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Atlantic School of Theology. Amy is interested in online learning and digital literacy. She graduated from the University of Regina with a BA in Art History and Religious Studies. You’ll see her volunteering around town for various arts events and more.

RobertPhoto2Robert Martel: Secretary

Robert is ASTFA Secretary as well as Co-Library Chair and Instruction Librarian at AST. Areas of focus are teaching research practices, sharing in Library admin duties, and repairing old books.

UntitledRob Fennell: Chief Negotiator

Rob Fennell is Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax.  He is an ordained minister of The United Church of Canada and served in ministry for a decade with congregations in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.  He chairs the Editorial Board of Touchstone, a Canadian theological journal, and is Past President of the Canadian Theological Society. Author of a number of articles and book chapters, Rob is editor of Both Sides of the Wardrobe: C.S. Lewis, Theological Imagination, and Everyday Discipleship; Intercultural Visions: Called to be the Church and (with Ross Lockhart) Three Ways of Grace: Drawing Closer to the Trinity. He is Director of Camino NS, a pilgrimage along Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Rob enjoys movies, canoeing, hiking, and chopping wood. He is currently writing the world’s worst novel.

Members at Large

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Joan Campbell-Dec 2010 007-cropped-Med.Sister Joan Campbell

Joan has served as ANSUT representative.

Her major research interests deal with kinship relationships in biblical societies, both biological and fictive. She is particularly interested in issues such as how biblical women managed to successfully navigate the public sphere in a patriarchal world.

shapeimage_6Susan Willhauck

Dr. Susan Willhauck is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at AST. She has been a member of ASTFA since 2009.  Her current research is on pedagogies for qualitative research in theological education and on the intersection of language, culture and faith.

Susan Slater

shapeimage_5David MacLachlan

ANSUT Representative