This semester Wycliffe College welcomes Lorna Sampson, a Belizean from a minority ethnic group (Garinagu) and a student in the last year of her program from Codrington College in St John, Barbados.
Codrington, an Anglican Theological College founded in 1745, became one of the first theological colleges of the Anglican Church to train students for ordination in 1830 - a long and distinquished heritage.
Lorna writes:- "my first impressions were that Wycliffe College affords the innate gifts of persons from diverse backgrounds to flourish. I must say that I do appreciate the unique way in which nobody seems to be left out. When I was introduced to the Assembly I felt that I was immediately a part of the whole world, because as I looked at one person to the other, a different country, or denomination, or political persuasion, or race, or ethnic group, or economic status or culture was represented there.
Coming from Codrington Theological College in Barbados, I have the hope that this exchange with Wycliffe College will foster positive relationships as we journey together in God's vineyard."
As Lorna experiences her first taste of a Canadian winter, Christine Watt, the Wycliffe student taking part in the exchange this semester is enjoying the delights of Barbados.