Rev. Dr Tim Dickau
- CML Associate for the Missional Leadership Certificate Program
- Director of City Gate Leadership Forum
Rev. Dr. Tim Dickau serves as CML Associate for the Missional Leadership Certificate Program, as well as Director of City Gate Leadership Forum.
Prior to joining CML, Tim served for thirty years as Pastor of Grandview Church in East Vancouver. Widely recognized as a highly effective missional leader, Tim’s congregational work helped established a deep connection in the neighbourhood, birthed economic development through social enterprises, built a 28 unit community housing project and nurtured a “thick community” of disciples who shared life together and deepened their faith in Jesus through confession and repentance.
Tim’s work with CML is to design and lead monthly equipping sessions for congregational teams in the Certificate program, that helps local congregations engage their neighbourhoods in mission, evangelism and seeking justice through prophetic ministries. Tim holds a Master of Divinity from Regent College and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Carey Theological College. He is author of Plunging into the Kingdom Way. His forthcoming book, Humility and Hope: Forming Christian Communities in a Secular Age, is due out in the fall of 2020.
Tim lives with his wife Mary, one of three sons and a daughter-in-law, a beautiful grandson and many mealtime guests. He is passionate about widening our imagination for how we can be the church in a way that brings hope and transformation among both persons and societal structures in particular neighborhoods.
Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart
- Dean of St. Andrew's Hall
- Professor of Mission Studies
Ross is a graduate of The University of Winnipeg, The University of Toronto, and McCormick Theological Seminary at The University of Chicago. Prior to becoming Dean of St. Andrew’s Hall, Ross served as the Director of Presbyterian Formation and the founding Director of The Centre for Missional Leadership. Ross is the author of Beyond Snakes and Shamrocks: St. Patrick’s Missional Leadership Lessons for Today and Lessons from Laodicea: Missional Leadership in a Culture of Affluence.
- Chaplain and Community Life Coordinator
Sumarme holds a Bachelor of Christian Education from Seattle Pacific University and a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. She served two years at Ban Vinai refugee camp in Thailand and fourteen years in Family Ministry in two churches in Seattle, Washington.
Sumarme enjoys encouraging people to deepen their views of vocation and calling. “When I was a university student, my emphasis was on achieving, performing, and getting things done in order to check it off my list. After facing failures of various kinds, I discovered my education was also about learning resilience and nurturing my life in holistic ways. Now I find that the place God calls me to includes not only academic scholarship, but an ability to face life’s challenges, draw on spiritual resources, engage well with others, and make a difference in the world for the love of God and the flourishing of the world.”
Sumarme enjoys connecting residents with one another through the programs and events at St. Andrew’s Hall and in the wider campus community.
- 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.
Rev. 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.