May 21, 2020


For Immediate Release: May 21st, 2020


The Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart

The Board of St. Andrew’s Hall is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Ross A. Lockhart will be the next Dean, as of July 1st, 2020.

Dr. Lockhart is currently an Associate Professor (with tenure) at St. Andrew’s Hall serving as Director of Presbyterian Formation at The Vancouver School of Theology, as well as founding Director of The Centre for Missional Leadership. Dr. Lockhart is a gifted and experienced pastor, preacher, administrator, scholar and teacher. Ross Lockhart is an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacraments in The Presbyterian Church in Canada, with congregational ministry experience coast-to-coast in Canada, over the last twenty years.

Dr. Lockhart is well known within the Presbyterian Church in Canada for his regular preaching and conference speaking across the country. He is Minister-in-Association at St. Andrew’s/St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church in North Vancouver. A graduate of The University of Winnipeg, The University of Toronto and McCormick Theological Seminary at The University of Chicago, Dr. Lockhart has a passion for education and equipping missional leaders for Christ’s church of tomorrow, today. His recent publications include Lessons from Laodicea: Missional Leadership in a Culture of Affluence and Beyond Snakes and Shamrocks: St. Patrick’s Missional Leadership Lessons for Today. His forthcoming book is an edited collection of essays to mark the five-year anniversary of The Centre for Missional Leadership entitled, Christian Witness in Post Christian Soil.

We are thrilled at the appointment of Dr. Lockhart to the position of Dean at St Andrew’s Hall. Ross is an outstanding, innovative and cheerful colleague and teacher. He is much loved by students and faculty at VST. His deep commitment to the gospel, to the world God loves and to congregational ministry is exemplary and inspiring.” Rev. Dr. Richard Topping, Principal of VST

“The appointment of Dr. Ross Lockhart as Dean at St. Andrew’s Hall is good news for the church. His creative, collaborative, and faithful leadership will help to prepare and equip many more hopeful and courageous leaders for God’s mission in the world.” Rev. Amanda Currie, Moderator of the 145th General Assembly

“I am excited for the future of St. Andrew’s Hall under Ross’s energetic leadership as we seek, in partnership with VST, to equip church leaders for the realization of God’s plan for the gospel of Jesus Christ in our post-Christendom context. – Mr. Ian Rokeby, Convenor, St. Andrew’s Hall Board

The Board of St. Andrew’s Hall is pleased to have the Rev. Dr. Ross A. Lockhart as our next Dean. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic cancellation of General Assembly and following the direction of the General Assembly Executive issued on March 31, 2020, the Board of St. Andrew’s Hall will bring a formal recommendation to the General Assembly when it next meets in 2021.

St. Andrew’s Hall is a college of The Presbyterian Church in Canada at The University of British Columbia that exercises its provincial teaching charter through a strong and vibrant partnership with The Vancouver School of Theology.

Contact: Ross Lockhart
Dean of St. Andrew’s Hall (July 1, 2020)
6040 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2E8 • (604) 827-2097

Contact: Richard Topping
Principal and Professor of Studies in the Reformed Tradition
Vancouver School of Theology
6015 Walter Gage Road, Vancouver, BC Canada, V6T 1Z1 • (604) 822-9808

6040 Iona Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6T 2E8

St. Andrew’s Hall, an Associated College of The University of British Columbia on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.