Bishop Stephen Andrews to Receive Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Causa)
Wednesday May 5th, 2010
Right Rev. Stephen Andrews
Wycliffe College announces the Rt Rev'd Dr Stephen Andrews, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Algoma to receive the Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Cause) at their Convocation on Monday, May 10th, 2010.
Until his consecration as the tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Algoma on 29 June 2008, The Rt Rev’d Dr Stephen Andrews was the President, Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Thorneloe University, Sudbury, Ontario (2001-2008). He studied Classics at the University of Colorado and Theology at Regent College and Wycliffe College, receiving his Diploma in Christian Studies in 1982 and his M.Div. degree in 1984. After two years in London as Study Assistant to The Rev. Dr John Stott, he was ordained in the Diocese of Nova Scotia in 1986 and served as the Assistant Curate at historic St Paul’s, Halifax. He completed the Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University in 1995, with a dissertation entitled "Ancient Interpretation of Divine Judgement in Eden (Genesis 3.14-19)." Dr. Andrews was the Rector of The Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr and Dean of the Diocese of Saskatchewan, in Prince Albert, where he was also Principal of the James Settee College for Ministry, a training initiative for First Nations church leaders. While at Thorneloe he was the Director of the Thorneloe School of Theology programme and taught in the Joint Department of Religious Studies at Laurentian University where he held the rank of Associate Professor. He continues to hold the offices of Scholar Associate at Wycliffe College and Adjunct Faculty at Thorneloe University.
Dr. Andrews has been active in the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, having served on the Council of General Synod, and the Faith Worship and Ministry Committee, of which he was the Chair (2004-2007). He has been the Bishop’s appointment on the Algoma Diocesan Executive Committee and a member of the Algoma Postulancy Commission. He is a former National Chaplain to the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and is a member of the Primate’s Theological Commission. In 2007 he was elected as Prolocutor of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada and subsequently as clerical member of the Anglican Consultative Council. He was elected as diocesan bishop in October 2008.
Dr Andrews is married to Fawna, and they have two beautiful and talented children, Clare (twenty) and Ellen (seventeen).
The Wycliffe College Convocation is on Monday, May 10th, 2010, in University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall at 7:30 p.m. For further information please contact Karen Baker-Bigauskas in the Principal’s Office at 416-946-3521.