Alumni Mosaic

Mosaic Stories

September 10, 2007

Wild Goose Wood & Glass

by Becky Bonham

Toward the latter half of our time at Regent, Steve and I each chose a creative outlet to complement our studies. Our brains were growing fat with the good food of our studies, but our hands were idle and seeking inspiration. Steve took up woodworking and in the fall of 2000 began building up a small but loyal group of local customers with his fledgling business Three Trees Woodworks; I took several stained glass classes and began making windows in my spare time. Together, we began the roller coaster ride of wholesaling Steve's furniture at the Vancouver Gift Show while my salaried job at Regent provided the security of a regular paycheque to pay the bills, to reassure our extended families of our ability to support ourselves, etc. The... Read more

September 10, 2007

Working in the New Europe

by Randy Gabrielson

Since leaving Regent God has led me to a few different callings. Originally I was an assistant Pastor for an English speaking church in Poland. I followed that up by working for a cargo company that specialized in providing transport services for governments, UN, militaries, embassies, NGOs, etc. in places like the former Yugoslavia, Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, etc.) and Afghanistan. Following this I was an election consultant/advisor and helped monitor and provide advice for emerging democracies during their elections. And now I am a Residential Property Developer in Poland. Everywhere God has led me has been extremely interesting and I have learned a lot. One of the things that has surprised me is that how ... Read more

September 10, 2007

From Uganda to the First Nations of Canada

by Margaret Mubanda

While studying at Regent, my plan was to return to Uganda and continue teaching as it has always been my strong desire to work with children and families, and among people who desire to make a difference in other people's lives. To my amazement this has not happened and I do not know when it will happen. Since 1998 I have looked after many children as a Foster Parent. In 1999 I started working as a social worker with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. There came the fulfillment of my hearts desire! Is it any wonder that God in His word has promised to give us the desires our hearts as we delight in Him. "Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires of your heart. Ps.37.4 The desire and the passion to wo... Read more

September 10, 2007

Drugs, Research and Confronting Evil

by Kathlyn Ronaldson

I went to Regent College 22 years ago, after a most unsuccessful period as a post-doctoral fellow in organic chemistry at the University of Alberta. At one point my research director had told me I was lazy. I knew there were faults on my side, but laziness was not one of them, so I attempted to remonstrate with him. He cut me off with "Kathlyn, I know you." That statement was a kind of curse on my life. After two years at Regent I returned to New Zealand where I found it very difficult to find employment. Government funding to research had recently been drastically reduced. Finally I thought, perhaps I can get a job that may not be great in itself, but may lead to something more worthwhile. The job I found involved writing abstrac... Read more

May 1, 2007

Wine Merchant

by Doug Reichel

Several years ago, just after graduating from Regent College, a friend and myself started a wine importing company. Under his ownership it grew while I left and pursued theological teaching. Last year I started my own company “recommending fine wines crafted by master vintners” (to quote a line from my business card) from around the world to the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.From Abstinence to Wine Growing up in a Canadian prairie village was a privilege. My own early experience was complete abstinence from alcohol because it offered no benefits that I could see. One of the features of growing up in the prairies was (and still is in many areas) a drink-up weekend activity for a number of people –usually the beer, hard liquor and... Read more