Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart
- Director, Centre for Missional Leadership
- Presbyterian Director of Denominational Formation at Vancouver School of Theology
Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Missional Leadership at St. Andrew’s Hall. Ross serves as the Presbyterian Director of Denominational Formation at VST as well as an Adjunct Professor of Homiletics at St. Mark’s College, UBC.
Ross is a graduate of The University of Winnipeg, The University of Toronto, and McCormick Theological Seminary (Presbyterian Church USA) at The University of Chicago. Ross has a particular passion for shaping missionary disciples and “scholarly evangelists” for leadership in Christ’s Church for the sake of mending God’s creation. Ross is the author of Lessons from Laodicea: Missional Leadership in a Culture of Affluence, Gen X, Y Faith? Getting Real with God, co-editor of Three Ways of Grace – a collection of essays on the Trinity, and a contributor to The Presbyterian Record as well as co-conspirator with friend Rob Fennell (Atlantic School of Theology) on the blog “Creedal and Loving It: Good Theology for Regular People”. Ross’ latest book is “Beyond Snakes and Shamrocks: Missional Leadership Lessons from St. Patrick for Today”.
Ross has served congregations in the Reformed tradition from Halifax to Vancouver as well as sabbaticals with The Presbyterian Church in Ireland. He is a weekly guest preacher in local congregations and Minister in Association at St. Andrew’s/St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church in North Vancouver. Possessing the largest “tacky religious collection” on the faculty, Ross looks forward to greeting you in person at St. Andrew’s Hall.
Robert S. Paul
Rev. Dr. Robert S. Paul
- Professor of Mission Theology
- Dean of St. Andrew's Hall
The Rev. Dr. Robert Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Wales through the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. His doctoral research and writing focused on leadership development and Christian mission in the challenging context of North American culture.
Bob served as a pastor of Presbyterian churches in Washington, Oregon, and California, most recently as Pastor of Discipleship at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles.
Bob has taught for Fuller Theological Seminary, Regent College, Carey Theological College, and the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia. He will teach in the area of mission theology for the Vancouver School of Theology
He also has served as the President of two mission organizations, Alongside Ministries International and Medical Ambassadors International, respectively. He is currently a board member of Ingalls Creek Enrichment Center, a conference and retreat venue near Leavenworth, Washington.
- Chaplain and Community Life Coordinator
Sumarme Goble has served as chaplain at St. Andrew’s Hall since 2012. She holds a B.A. degree in Christian Education from Seattle Pacific University, an English as a Second Language diploma from Seattle University, and a M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. She worked two years at Ban Vinai refugee camp in Thailand for Food for the Hungry International and the United Nations, and she served 14 years in two congregations in Seattle, Washington.
Sumarme enjoys encouraging young adults to deepen their views of vocation and calling during their university years: “When I attended university, my emphasis was on achieving, performing, and doing things just right. After facing failures of various kinds, I discovered my education also included learning resilience and how to begin again. My best teachers – people I trusted, respected, and studied with – encouraged me through rocky times and helped me to imagine new ways forward. Grades were important, but my spirit and emotions came to be nurtured as well. Learning beyond academic studies involves learning about how to face challenges, how to make a life, and how to make a difference in the world.”
Sumarme connects residents with each other through the programs and events at St. Andrew’s Hall and in the wider campus community. Stop by her office anytime for conversation, prayer, or resource support.
- Senior Fellow in Residence
Darrell Guder has recently retired as Princeton Theological Seminary’s Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg. As an ordained Presbyterian minister, he served as a student outreach pastor and as a faculty member of the Karlshohe College in the German Lutheran Church. His writing and teaching focus on the theology of the missional church, especially the theological implications of the paradigm shift to post-Christendom as the context for Christian mission in the West. One of his major research interests is reading Barth as a missional theologian He has served as secretary-treasurer of the American Society of Missiology (ASM) and was president of the ASM from 2007–2008. We are blessed and excited to have Darrell as our first Senior Fellow in Residence for the SAH Centre for Missional Leadership. Darrell will be with us in Vancouver three times a year to teach, advise and share his research on missional theology.
Ms. Andrea Perrett
- Centre for Missional Leadership Associate in New Witnessing Communities
Passionate about seeing new worshipping communities flourish and thrive, Andrea Perrett is excited about being part of the Centre for Missional Leadership at St Andrew’s Hall. As an Associate in New Witnessing Communities, she is currently curating the Breaking Bread Network, a dinner hosting collective for the Lower Mainland. She is also the Assistant Director of Cyclical Cascadia, a church planting support initiative (in partnership with the Northwest Coast Presbytery in Washington state). Andrea has previously created and led a dinner church, St. Andy’s Community Table and has served at West Point Grey Presbyterian Church in Vancouver. Also a practicing Registered Dietitian, Andrea loves exploring the connection between physical health and spiritual health and what that can mean for Christian witnessing communities. Andrea has a MDiv from Vancouver School of Theology where she is currently working on a ThM in Missional Theology. Although a prairie girl at heart, after six years in Vancouver, Andrea and her husband have embraced the West coast life and enjoy road biking and taking their goofy black lab on canoe trips.