B.A. (Rocky Mountain College)
Samuel is currently completing a thesis for the Master of Arts in Theological Studies (New Testament) at Regent College. His research is on the relationship between the Epistle of James and the parables of Jesus. He is also working towards a Graduate Diploma in Denominational Studies (United Church of Canada) at the Vancouver School of Theology.
As a church leader and academic integrator, Samuel’s passion is the careful interpretation of biblical texts for life in today’s world. Born and raised in Calgary, AB, he received the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Development from Rocky Mountain College in 2012, and served as a youth and young adults pastor in three local congregations from 2007–2015.
Samuel is in the process of transferring his ministerial credentials between denominations, and is serving on contract as the Associate Pastor at Southwood United Church in Calgary. He is a social media enthusiast and a keen ecumenical networker. Together with his wife, Stephanie, he has two energetic young daughters.