16th Annual Principal's Dinner


October 25th


6:00 PM to 9:30 PM


5 Hoskin Ave, Toronto

Wycliffe College invites you to the 16th Annual Principal's Dinner!

2018 Theme: Teaching Truth
Principal's Address:
According to recent Barna research, to the majority of today’s teens “truth seems relative at best and, at worst, altogether unknowable.” At Wycliffe College, we have the unique opportunity to ground a generation of students in the confidence that truth not only exists, but has been revealed to us through Jesus Christ.
But as we worship and follow the One who is ‘the way, and the truth, and the life’, we remember that He also said that truth is an instrument in our growth into holiness (Jn 17.17). And confronting truth can be painful. As St Augustine opined, we ‘love truth when she enlightens’ but ‘hate her when she reproves’.
One recent example of this is the hidden ‘truth’ of the Church-run residential schools. Among other things, the revelation of abuse in those institutions is teaching us humility. As we listen to the experience of others, and to try to understand the ‘truth’ that they inhabit, our own sense of what is really true is enlarged. And we pray that we shall ultimately be led into the truth that makes us free (Jn 8.32).
I hope you will join me for this year’s Principal’s Dinner when we explore the theme, ‘Teaching Truth’. It promises to be an engaging and challenging evening. - Rt Rev. Dr Stephen Andrews


The Rev. Raymond C. Aldred, Director of the Indigenous Studies Program, Vancouver School of Theology (Wycliffe College Th.D Candidate)

Rev. Ray Aldred is a Th.D. candidate at Wycliffe College and also the Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at the Vancouver School of Theology, whose mission is to partner with the Indigenous Church around theological education. 

He is status Cree from Treaty 8 and is ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada. Born in Northern Alberta, he now resides with his wife, Elaine, in Richmond, British Columbia. Formerly Ray served as the Assistant Professor of Theology at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary, Alberta. He is the former Director for First Nations Alliance Churches of Canada, now a committee member, where he works to encourage Indigenous churches. He is the former chairperson of Indigenous Pathways. Ray’s passion is to help as many as possible hear the gospel in their heart language.

Dr. Joseph Mangina, Professor of Systematic Theology, Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto

Dr. Joseph Mangina is a professor of systematic theology at Wycliffe College. His particular theological passion lies in the area of ecclesiology, the Christian doctrine that addresses the nature and mission of the church. One expression of that concern is his work with Pro Ecclesia: A Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology, a theological and ecumenical journal for which he has served as editor since 1998. During his time at Wycliffe, he has continued to pursue his interest in ecclesiology, but has also discovered that seriousness about the church requires a direct and sustained engagement with Holy Scripture. In 2010 he published Revelation, a volume in the Brazos theological commentary series. He is currently working on a book called The Vine, a work that seeks to understand the church better through attentive listening to the gospel of John. 

The Rev. Connie Phillipson, Incumbent, Parish of North Essa in the Diocese of Toronto (Wycliffe College M.Div. 2012) 

An Alumnus of Wycliffe College, the Reverend Connie Phillipson graduated from Wycliffe College (M.Div. (Hons)) in 2012 and was ordained to the priesthood later that year.  Prior to her current appointment in 2015 as Incumbent, Anglican Parish of North Essa in the Diocese of Toronto, Connie served for two years as Assistant Curate, St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Orangeville and presided at summer services in Haliburton. She is currently preparing to write her thesis on Rhetoric and Poetics for Preaching as part of her Doctor of Ministry program at Acadia Divinity College.

While a student at Wycliffe, Connie enjoyed preaching and twice received an Award in Homiletics. During this time, she also served at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. More recently, in recognition of her passion for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Connie was selected by her Bishop to attend St. Clement’s College of Preaching.


$185 per person
Table of eight: $1,450
A tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount.

The deadline for purchasing tickets is October 4th. 

You can purchase tickets online using the link below, by e-mailing events@wycliffe.utoronto.ca, or by phone at (416) 946-3549. 

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