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Bursary Recipients Announced
2011-12-06

 

Each year Providence awards bursaries to worthy applicants. These are often competitive bursaries for which a number of people apply. Various criteria are taken into account by the Scholarship and Bursary Committee when selecting the recipients.

 

Providence Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the following bursary recipients for this year.

1. The W. Lawerence McAllister Bursary - Angelle Arinobu
Angelle is originally from Burnaby, BC but six and a half years ago she moved to Manitoba. 5 of those years she spent at Bird River Bible Camp working in various positions. She is now in her second year of a MA in Counselling Psychology. Her plan once she graduates is to use her education in a para-church ministry such as camp or student development.

2. The Allen Kliewer Memorial Bursary - Amanda Macbeth
Amanda is in her final year of doing a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Counselling. Once she has completed her degree her plan is to work in the church in the areas of youth work, missions and pastoral care with an emphasis on preaching and teaching. She is also seeking ordination in her denomination.

3. The David Schellenberg Memorial Bursary - Lian
Lian and his wife come from Myanmar (Burma). Lian is in his final year of finishing his Master of Divinity. Once he is done here at Providence he and his wife will return to Burma to to work with a ministry of hope to reach the unreached people of Burma. The mission organization plant churches, reaches the unreached, equips new missionaries, takes care of the orphans, provides education, and provides social development to the people of Burma.

4. The Neufeld Family Bursary - Sun Sung Jang
Sun Sung Jang and his family; his wife Yoo Nim and their two children moved from Korea three years ago to Otterburne, MB to pursue further education. Sun Sung Jang returned to the academic field after 13 years in marketing. He is now enrolled in a Master's of Divinity and his wife is working on her TESOL. Once he graduates the plan is to become a Missionary with the England-based WFC (Worldwide Evangelization of Christ). They will go where ever the organization sends them.

5. The Rhea Nordstrom-Friesen Memorial Bursary - Russell Doerksen
Russell Doerksen grew up in a small farming town of Arborg, MB. He and his wife Shannon moved to Otterburne to continue their studies in 2009. Russell is enrolled in a Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages. His plans once he graduates is to become an Associate Pastor at first and then become a Senior Pastor in the Evangelical Mennonite Conference.

6. The McGill Friesen Humanitarian Bursary - Lian
Lian and his wife come from Myanmar (Burma). Lian is in his final year of finishing his Master of Divinity. Once he is done here at Providence he and his wife will return to Burma to to work with a ministry of hope to reach the unreached people of Burma. The mission organization plant churches, reaches the unreached, equips new missionaries, takes care of the orphans, provides education, and provides social development to the people of Burma.

7. The Nelson Lumber Bursary - Freda Howell
Freda was born in Canada but moved to India when she was a child. Six years ago she moved back to Canada to complete her education. She completed her BA in Psychology at the University of Manitoba and then came to Providence to complete a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Once she graduates she intends on going back to India and being a Counsellor there. Her desire is to work with Pastors and their families by creating a retreat center for Pastors and their families where they can come for a break and receive counselling.

8. The Bergmann Pastoral Bursary - Marc Vandersluys
Marc Vandersluys was born in the Netherlands and moved to Caronport, Saskatchewan with his family when he was 7. From there he went to school in Regina and met his wife and moved to Prince Albert Sask., where he worked for 7 years and realized his calling to ministry. In 2009 he moved with his wife and 3 children in tow to a trailer here in Otterburne. Marc began his M.Div in Biblical Languages (Full Time) and his wife started a MA in Counselling (Part Time). Once Marc graduates he hopes to become a Lead or Associate Pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada.
 

 

 
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