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Board of Trustees
Wycliffe was incorporated in 1879 for the purpose of “providing for the training of theological students in accordance with the principles of the Reformation as embodied in the Articles of the Church of England.” The governing body of the College is the Board of Trustees, which elects its own members. The Wycliffe College Act (1916) gives the College degree-granting powers and gives the trustees of the College the authority to enact by-laws. The Principal is the chief executive officer and the chief academic officer of the College.
Carol Boettcher (Chair)—Carol joined the Board in 2014, and since 2019 she has served as Board Chair. She has a background in Human Resources, Labour Relations, and Organizational Development in both the healthcare and the education sectors. In addition, she has provided advice to various other not-for-profits. She serves on several Board Committees of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO). She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Carol and her husband live in Toronto and attend Little Trinity Anglican Church.
Marilyn Sinclair (Vice-Chair)—Early nurturing from a strong family of devoted Anglicans strengthened Marilyn's faith and shaped her life. For over 35 years her focus as an educator and principal in the Ontario school system has centred around Equity and Inclusive Education. Travelling, cooking, reading, and engaging in multicultural experiences are some of her hobbies. Marilyn holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts, Bachelor of Education, and Master of Education.
Ted Smith (Vice-Chair)—Edmund (Ted) Charles David Smith has been a Trustee of Wycliffe College since 2014 and is currently a Co-Chair of the Board. A retired corporate and commercial lawyer, he was formerly senior partner of Aird & Berlis LLP in Toronto where he practiced law for 42 years. He has served on the boards of many not-for-profit Christian organizations. He and his wife, Carol, are members of Trinity Anglican Church, Streetsville.
David Edwards—(The Most Rev.) David Edwards was born and educated in Shropshire, England, and initially worked as a high school teacher. Following the completion of a Master of Arts in Applied Theology, University of Kent at Canterbury, he was ordained in 1995 in the Diocese of Chelmsford. David moved to New Brunswick in 1998 to be Principal of Taylor College of Evangelism, followed by appointments to parishes in Saint John and then as Parish Development Officer for the Diocese of Fredericton. He was installed as the tenth Bishop of Fredericton on September 20, 2014, and subsequently, became the 25th Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada (Dioceses of Montreal and Quebec and those in the Atlantic Provinces) on August 1, 2020. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Wycliffe College in May 2015.
Angela Emerson—Angela grew up in England and obtained her law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1980. Until she retired seven years ago, she was a partner in a Toronto litigation firm. During this time, she studied part-time at Wycliffe College and describes her time here as some of the happiest years of her life. Angela received her Master of Divinity in 2009 and is currently a parishioner at St. James Cathedral in Toronto.
Brad Faught—Brad is Professor and Chair of History and Global Studies at Tyndale University and a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto. He specializes in the field of Modern Britain, especially its political, imperial, military, and religious history, and has written several books in these areas. He attends St. Clement's Anglican Church in Toronto, where he is a former warden.
Peter Holmes—The Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes is Minister of the Congregation of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto. Raised in Victoria, B.C., he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria. He came to Wycliffe in 1983 graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1986. Prior to being called to Yorkminster Park in 1995, Peter served churches in both Toronto and Montreal. In 2006 he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia, where he was subsequently named a Lifetime Fellow. During his tenure at Yorkminster Park the church has become a hub of the community as a centre of both missional outreach and the arts along with a significant online ministry. Peter is married and has three grown children.
Rosanne Kydd—Roseanne’s field of study is musicology, performance, and linguistic analysis. She continues her work in music at St. Peter’s, Cobourg. Her passion is a daily engagement with Lectio Divina and prayer.
Dave Toycen—Dave is an active member of Trinity Anglican Church Streetsville In Mississauga, Ontario. He served as President and CEO for World Vision Canada for 19 years, retiring in June 2015. He also served in two other countries with World Vision for a total of 42 years. Dave has a Master of Divinity and is a passionate supporter of theological education and the important responsibility to prepare people for ordained as well as lay Christian ministry. He is keen to see churches thrive in holistic ministry that addresses the call to share the Gospel, make disciples, and address the spiritual needs and the call for justice and advocacy in our broken world. As a long-time social activist, Dave lives by the motto that “your burden for ministry can never be greater than your joy in the Lord.”
Beng Wee—Beng received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management and Chemical Sciences from Manchester, UK; attained professional accounting qualifications and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. He also holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. He has spent over 30 years in finance and administration leadership positions in different parts of the world and currently manages a financial portfolio.
Bill Benson—As a cradle Anglican and an active lay leader, Bill has seen firsthand the importance of excellent ordained leadership. He considers it a privilege to be part of the Wycliffe community and to participate in the long tradition of forming future Church leaders for the world.
George Halatsis—Prior to retiring in 2012, George was a financial executive, the last 18 years as Chief Financial Officer for a number of Canadian and international, public and privately-owned companies, during which he and his family spent 12 years living overseas. Since retiring, George has served as a board director for several for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. He and his wife Michele spend their time together volunteering for various charities. Their spiritual home is Little Trinity Church, an Anglican Church in Toronto.