Richard Topping

President, Vancouver School of Theology

The Rev. Dr. Richard Topping is the president of Vancouver School of Theology and holds the St. Andrew’s Hall Chair in Studies in the Reformed Tradition. Prior to that, he served churches in Muskoka, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, and taught at Presbyterian College in the Montreal School of Theology at McGill University.

He earned a master’s degree from St. Michael’s University in the Toronto School of Theology and a Ph.D. from Wycliffe College. He has written or co-authored documents for the Presbyterian Church in Canada, a monograph called “Revelation, Scripture and Church” and a faculty collection of essays, “Before Theological Study.” He also co-edited a collection of essays for the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin called “Calvin@500: Theology, History and Practice.”

Nathalie Nelson Parker

Reflective Leadership Grants offer a step back

“The ability to slow down ... allowed me time to listen, explore and be more impactful for the communities I am called to serve.” 

— Nathalie Nelson Parker, Civitas Consulting Group 

Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.

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