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    Vernon Charter

    Worship Studies
    Born to missionary parents, Vernon grew up with a desire to serve God in Christian ministry. Trained as a musician at Prairie Bible Institute and later at the University of Alberta, he has taught in music and worship ministries at Prairie since 1986. Over the years, his vision for fostering biblically and historically grounded worship in the church led to the development of a core of worship-related courses in the Prairie curriculum, and to doctoral studies at the Institute for Worship Studies, Orange Park, FL, where he completed the Doctor of Worship Studies program in 2011. He and his wife June have enjoyed forty years of married life.
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    James Enns

    History
    James has been teaching at Prairie Bible College since 2005. In addition to a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Arts from the University of Calgary, James has also earned a PhD in History at the University of Cambridge (U.K.) Besides his current research in the history of modern Christian missions he continues to work in the historical fields of Modern Evangelical Christianity and World Christianity In addition to his scholarly pursuits, he enjoys playing and coaching sports, particularly volleyball, soccer and alpine skiing. In addition to his teaching duties at Prairie, James is ordained for the Priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada and currently serves as a lay reader and warden at St Barnabas Anglican Church, Three Hills. He also coaches high school sports and community soccer.
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    Michael Fox

    Aviation
    Michael Fox is the Managing Director and Chief Flight Instructor at Prairie School of Mission Aviation. After graduating from Prairie Bible College with a BRE (Bachelor of Religious Education), he then went on to flight training at PSMA. Michael is a Class 1 Flight instructor and a Class1 Aerobatic instructor and a Transport Canada approved Pilot Examiner. Michael is supported by his wife Kelli and 2 very silly daughters. They enjoy the small town family life and are active in their church and community.
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    Dennis Landon

    Explore | Wilderness & Leadership
    Dennis grew up just outside Red Deer and in 2004 came to Prairie to participate in the Explore program. He went on to complete a BA in Outdoor Education and Leadership in 2008. He has now rejoined the Explore program to serve in the capacity of director. Aside from enjoying being in the outdoors and the activities that accompany it, Dennis also plays volleyball and hockey. He played volleyball for the Pilots during his time at Prairie and coached the men’s team during the 2008-10 seasons.
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    Hannah Mikul Landon

    Explore | Wilderness & Leadership
    Hannah is originally from northern Wisconsin. After attending two years at a secular university, she came to Prairie for "one year" of Explore. Since then she has worked as an intern in the program, graduated from Prairie and is now helping the Explore Program. She enjoys the river, philosophy and Old Testament studies. Most of all, she loves helping students learn about themselves and about God through their experiences. altering growth in Christ.
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    Douglas Lewis

    Registrar
    Douglas was reared in a half-Christian home in the Pacific Northwest. He left the Church at age fifteen, but was pulled back in at twenty-three by a God who knew a lot more about him than he himself did. He and his wife Veronica have had a home, a life, and a ministry at Prairie since 1987. They have been surrounded at various times by three children and a number of cats, along with some of the best faculty, staff, and students on the planet. Douglas has served in the admissions and registrar’s offices since 1987. He is currently the registrar and a member, with some bewilderment, of various committees, the PBC Dean Team, and the PBI Management Team. Douglas has earned a one-year diploma from Prairie Bible College, a BA in English Literature (Magna Cum Laude) from Portland State University and a MA in English Literature from the University of Alberta.
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    Glenn Loewen

    Dean of Education & Spiritual Formation
    Glenn grew up in rural Manitoba. After completing high school he worked as a clerk accountant for one year. Sensing a need to grow in his Christian life he enrolled in Peace River Bible Institute. After graduation, Glenn joined PRBI’s Student Development ministry, serving for 5 years in various capacities including Dean of Men, Vice-President for Student Affairs and Instructor. After completing a Masters degree at Briercrest he pastored a congregation in MacGregor, Manitoba from 1985-1990. After moving to Three Hills in 1990 he has contributed to the Prairie ministry in a variety of roles such as High School Residence Counselor, Bible College Dean of Men, Instructor, Director of Disciple Building, Chair of Church and Ministry Department, and Vice-President of Spiritual Formation. Glenn and his wife Vera have three adult children. Their favorite summer hobby is motorcycling on their 1999 Kawasaki Concours. A few years ago Glenn took up snowboarding, but he also loves skiing in the beautiful Rockies. Currently Glenn provides leadership in education and the student development area. He delights in working with staff and students as we seek Christ together in the Prairie community. His Doctor of Ministry project focused on the study of spiritual formation in the lives of first year students.
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    Mark Maxwell

    President
    A dual US/Canadian citizen, born to missionary parents in Nigeria, West Africa, Mark earned a BA in Business Administration at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC in 1981 and an MBA at Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1984. Mark went on to complete his CFA (advanced training in investment management) in 1991. As a young man, Mark had a dream – to use business to support charities. In pursuit of that vision, Mark went into investment management and research. In the process, he and his wife, Elaine, had the opportunity to help build two investment management companies, travel widely and partner with Christian organizations committed to proclaiming the gospel in innovative and effective ways. Mark and Elaine have broad exposure to business management and governance. When the board asked Mark if he would step in as President of Prairie in 2010, they were both able to engage actively in the leadership of the school. At the top of his "special interests" list are their three daughters, Charlotte, Deborah, and Jocelyn, two dogs and one cat. He enjoys reading, boating, golfing, traveling, game nights around the table, and people.
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    Michael McAuliffe

    Old Testament Teaching Assistant
    My name is Michael McAuliffe and I am presently a teacher's assistant for Professor Melody Deimert. I am in my third year of the BAM - Biblical Studies program and am considering going on to further study in the Old Testament following graduation.
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    Bill Nyman

    English, Apologetics
    Bill was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1981. He was involved in agriculture for 20 years before moving to Prairie in 2002 with his wife Connie and three children, two of whom are married and living in Three Hills. This proud grandfather of three grandchildren and coordinator of the Three Hills Foodbank, has interests in the area of Apologetics, the theology of Karl Barth and historical theology.
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    Anthony Siegrist

    Theology
    Anthony was born in Ontario’s boreal north and grew up in Pennsylvanian farming country. He has studied and worked in evangelical, Mennonite and Anglican institutions. On this blog Anthony’s posts will take the form of cultural criticism, sermon extracts and reflections on evangelical theology.
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  • Kelly Steffen

    Pastoral Ministry and Missional Leadership
    Kelly came to faith at age 12 and God gave him three lifelong goals: to be a pastor, an educator and a missionary. Prior to arriving at Prairie, he has been involved in pastoral ministry. Previous to pastoral ministry, Kelly served in hospital organization and material management. He loves, coffee, hanging out with people, coaching soccer, the great outdoors and enjoys speaking at retreats and churches.
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    Ritchie White

    New Testament
    Ritchie and his wife Jeanine have come to Prairie after serving in pastoral ministry for 20 years. Ritchie has also served as faculty member and academic dean at Mountain View Bible College in Didsbury, Alberta and as adjunct faculty at Rocky Mountain College in Calgary, Alberta. Ritchie's formal education includes: BSc (Honours), University of New Brunswick, MDiv, North American Baptist Seminary and a ThM, Regent College.
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    Van D.C. Williams

    Student Development
    Van grew up in Edmonton, Calgary and Houston, Texas, and lived in Surrey, BC for many years. He is happily married to Kristen and has three lovely daughters. He enjoys having his daughters in horseback-riding, ballet, music lessons, and catching the various music and drama presentations available in Three Hills. He is also a semi-professional illusionist. Van earned a BA Christianity and Culture (Drama Minor) and Masters of Theological Studies from Trinity Western University. In Surrey Van served as a youth and young adult’s pastor. He has served almost continually as an elder in his local churches since 1993. Van is currently the elder of children's ministry at Mount Olive Evangelical Free Church, in Three Hills. He has taught classes in drama, history of theatre, artistic design, digital media, religion and popular entertainment, and on prayer. He has also been a part of various aspects of the community life here at Prairie, including small groups leadership and chapel ministry. Van is currently the Director of Student Development for all the single men at Prairie which is a pastoral role that is responsible for soul care of this group of students. He works with a team of student leaders to facilitate a small group and discipleship ministry helping to foster a community of spiritual growth.
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