Quite a few of our employees hit big milestones in 2020! We want to take a moment to thank them for their service with our institution. Whether they have given 5 years or 50 (!), their hard work does not go unnoticed. Here’s a list of all who received Years of Service Awards this spring.
- Cora Lee Schulz
- Jamie Ramer
- Jade Summerfelt
- Prof. Matt Zantingh
- Rosalyn Poettcker
- Prof. Truitt Wiensz
- Ken Dyck
- Prof. Ellery Pullman
Secondly, we want to say “welcome!” to Kevin Thiessen, who has joined us on staff to lead the Student Development crew. Anyone who has been a part of the Briercrest community knows how essential the Student Development team is to the high school and college experience.
Kevin joined Briercrest in May 2020 after 10 years of pastoral ministry at Central Baptist Church in Victoria, BC. He served as their Pastor of Outreach and Missions, helping lead the church out of their four walls in both local community engagement and global partnerships. Prior to Central, Kevin completed a Masters of Leadership degree from Briercrest Seminary in 2010. Previous experience included spending 4 years in Dublin, Ireland as a youth pastor as well as aiding the soccer ministry of Athletes in Action Ireland by directing sports camps and leading international tours. Kevin has been actively involved in youth, sports, and pastoral ministry both at home and abroad over the last 20+ years, and has developed a passion for training and equipping men and women for leadership and practical missional living in their everyday lives.
As Dean of Students, Kevin’s excited to invest in students and staff alike to inspire, disciple, mentor, equip, and release men and women to serve God and share the love of Christ, making the most of every opportunity both locally and abroad. Kevin is married to Cristy and has five children.