Alumni Mosaic

April 30, 2015

Faculty Near You | Jan - April 2015

by Sharon Forsyth | photo by Alex Barlow


NEW YORK CITY - Jan 2-5 | Bruce Hindmarsh | at the Winter meetings of the American Society of Church History at the American Historical Association annual meetings (members only) Bruce is President of ASCH.

AUCKLAND - Jan 3-10 | Rikk WattsSummer Conference for Compass NZ - renamed VENN Young Adults - alumni leadership with Compass NZ. Rikk is guest speaker at this year's event, along with alumnus Andrew Shamy. Snell's Beach is where Lifeway College is located; north of city of Auckland.

ST. LOUIS, MO - Jan 5-9 | Phil Long | Teaching a PhD seminar at Concordia Seminary.

MELBOURNE - Jan 12-15 Rikk Watts |  CMS-Australia, Victoria Mission Conference Summer Under The Son. Rikk will leading the Bible studies on 2 Corinthians on Paul and Christian Character. 

  • Alumni Kirra & Rowan Lewis are planning an informal gathering while Rikk and Katie Watts are in Melbourne, so check in with the Regent Alumni Australia group on Facebook for details.

WACO, TX - Jan 15 | Iain Provan | Arriving a day or so ahead of his scheduled speaking engagement at Winter camp at Sky Ranch (scroll down) and hope to enjoy some time meeting and reconnecting with Regent alumni living near Baylor (or those willing to travel!). 

  • Alumni Paul & Paige Gutacker will host an informal gathering with Iain Provan.
  • Thurs, Jan 15, 2015 at 7:30-9:30 pm | Dessert & Coffee | 210 Dallas St, Waco.
  • RSVP to or check the post on the Alumni of Regent group on Facebook.

VAN, TX - Jan 16-19 | Iain Provan | Speaker at the Winter Camp at Sky Ranch of the Fellowship of Christian University Students at Van, Texas. Theme: “Words of Life.” (closed event for members only)

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC - Jan 17 | Hans Boersma | Participating at this ecumenical conference organized by the Archdiocese of Vancouver: Christian Unity - Hans will present "An Evangelical Response to Vatican II." See website for location, schedule and registration details.

HAMILTON, NZ - Jan 21-25 | Rikk Watts | Guest speaker at this year's Festival One event at Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand. This is a multi-day Christian Festival held on Auckland Anniversary Weekend. Rikk's topic: "The biblical story: So What?"

LANGLEY, BC - Jan 25 | Rod Wilson | Preaching at three services and doing an afternoon (3-5 pm) seminar on Mental Illness in the church. North Langley Community Church, Langley. See service times and location.

LONDON, UK - January | Paul & Sarah Williams | Will be key speakers at an in-house conference for specific network of churches. Although this is a closed event, the Williams are open to possibly meeting up for some informal fellowship with regional alumni. Contact Sharon Forsyth ( for further information. 

CHICAGO, IL - Jan 29 | Phil Long | Speaking and on the panel at the 2015 EFCA Theology Conference - an educational and interactive forum - at Trinity International University

HONG KONG - Jan 31 | Susan Phillips | Will be flying through Hong Kong on Saturday, and local alumni have organized a special event: 'Shhhh! The Art of Listening in an Inattentive Culture' presented by Dr. Susan S. Phillips. Space is limited to first come, first served. To reserve a space: Email Herisa Chan at with your name, contact phone, and Regent program/year.

  • Venue:  305, 3/F, Hanley House, 776-778 Nathan Road
  • Time:    10:00am - 12:00pm - Saturday January 31 
  • Directions:  MTR Prince Edward Exit A  (2 min. walk)


SURREY, BC - Feb 1, 15 & 22 | John Stackhouse | guest speaker at a seminar series presented at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church (Surrey) and Willoughby Christian Reformed Church (Langley). Topic: “Following, Sharing & Representing Christ in a World of Religions". Check John's website for updates.

NEWBERG, OR - Feb 6 | Hans Boersma | will present a free guest lecture at George Fox University on the topic of biblical interpretation on Friday, Feb. 6. Boersma’s lecture, titled “Why We Need an ‘Other’ Reading: Or, Why We Ourselves Are the Ones Taking the Exodus Journey,” will offer a defense of allegory as a method for biblical interpretation, following early Christian authors such as Melito, Origen and Gregory of Nyssa. The talk is aimed at both scholarly and popular audiences who are interested in biblical interpretation and the history of Christian thought more generally.

  • The presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the school’s Hoover Academic Building at George Fox University.

LONG BEACH, CA - Feb 11-12 | Rikk Watts | REFRAME launch event (Feb 11) and a training event for pastors (Feb 12) with Rikk Watts and Steve Garber (Washington Institute) at Grace Long Beach Church. Details here at ReFrame website.

  • Feb 11 (Wed)  7-9:00PM     ReFrame launch 
  • Feb 12 (Thur)  9-11:30AM   Pastors Training Event  

DARIEN, CT - Feb 7-8 | John Stackhouse | guest speaker for The Noroton Lectures, Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Rd, Darien, Connecticut.

CALGARY, AB - Feb 20- 22 | Iain Provan | speaker at the Theology Weekend at Varsity Bible Church themed around Seriously Dangerous Religion.

MARCH 2015

++ Speaking Engagements for Rod Wilson have been cancelled this season due to illness: Singapore & Malaysia, Toronto, Seoul, Calgary. 

VANCOUVER, BC - Mar 2 | Rod Wilson | Speaker for the Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship, held in the Chapel at Regent College, 10-12pm. 

++ MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE - Mar 10-19 | Rod Wilson | Two of the events below are open to all. See links to St John's-St Margaret's Church, 30 Dover Ave, Singapore.

FRANCE - Mar 24-27 | Rikk Watts | Visiting the A Rocha France community at Les Courmettes, near Nice in the south of France.

++ TORONTO, ON - Mar 25-26 | Rod Wilson | Speaker at Roundtable Event for Philanthropists. 

PORTLAND, OR - Mar 28 | Ross Hastings | Lecturing at the Pacific Northwest Region of the AAR meeting, at Marylhurst University. Ross will be speaking on the topic will be that of his new book, Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God: towards an evangelical theology of participation. Registration details here.

PORTLAND, OR - Mar 28-29 | Ross Hastings | Will be at InTown Presbyterian Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, speaking at a leadership meeting (Saturday night), and the Sunday service, as well as a seminar on his book, Missional God, Missional Church, following the service. See church website for details on parking.

APRIL 2015

++ Speaking Engagements for Rod Wilson have been cancelled this season due to illness: Singapore & Malaysia, Toronto, Seoul, Calgary. 

++ SEOUL, KOREA - Apr 7-13 | Rod Wilson | Various speaking events with Jubilee Church. See church website for full details.

++ CALGARY, AB - Apr 24 | Rod Wilson | Plenary Address at The Gathering of Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, a bi-annual event (Apr 23-26) held in Calgary at Westview Baptist Church. See CBWC website for details.

CALGARY, AB - Apr 25 | Bruce Hindmarsh | Bruce has been invited to bring be the guest speaker at graduation at Ambrose University College in Calgary.