Randy Wollf

Randy Wollf, PhD
Director of ACTS World Campus
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Practical Theology

EDUCATION
  • PhD (Educational Studies with a focus on leadership), University of British Columbia, dissertation on organizational direction-setting (particularly in churches)
  • MA (Adult Education), University of British Columbia, thesis on adult education in the church
  • MRE, ACTS Seminaries
  • BA (Psychology), Trinity Western University
  • Diploma of Religious Education, Briercrest Bible College
MINISTRY EXPERIENCE
  • 2011 – Present: Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Leadership Studies; Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary – ACTS
  • 2005 – Present: Adjunct faculty; MA in Leadership program at Trinity Western University
  • 2005 – Present: Leadership consultant/trainer and conference/retreat speaker
  • 2009 – 2010: Missionary with Power to Change in Thailand
  • 2005-2010: Coordinator of The Journey network of house churches; Evangelical Free Church of Canada
  • 1989 – 2005: Pastor at Langley Evangelical Free Church serving in several capacities:
  • 2002 – 2005: Role of Interim Lead Pastor
  • 1999 – 2002: Senior Associate Pastor (i.e. Executive Pastor)
  • 1995 – 1999: Associate pastor of Christian Education
  • 1989 – 1995: Intern/children’s pastor
  • 1998 – Ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada
  • Worked with the underprivileged in Manila, Philippines with Action International Ministries
  • Taught a course on discipleship at the Dnepropetrovsk Bible Institute in Ukraine with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission
  • Engaged in relief work with Kosovar refugees in Albania with International Teams and Northwest Medical Teams
PRESENTATIONS (A SAMPLING)
  • The Intersection of Power, Knowledge, Shared Perspectives, and Participatory Processes in Organizational Direction-setting: A Study of a Church, Tobias Leadership Conference (Indianapolis, IN), March 5, 2011.
  • The Amazing Story of What God is doing in Thailand, Vancouver Missions Fest Conference (Vancouver, BC), January 29, 2011.
  • Foundations of Christian Leadership, India Ministry Leaders Conference, Power to Change, (Langley, BC), September 28, 2010.
  • Keeping the Peace: Finding God and His Peace in the Midst of Life, Maple Ridge Christian School Leadership Retreat, (Maple Ridge, BC), August 30, 2010.
  • Living and Leading with Purpose, Thailand Educators Leadership Conference, Power to Change, (Langley, BC), June 28, 2010.
  • Business Ethics, Rotary Club of White Rock (White Rock, BC), June 8, 2010.
  • Developing Leaders, HCJB Global Radio School of Mission Leadership School (Denpasar, Indonesia), March 20, 2010.
  • Personnel Issues, HCJB Global Radio School of Mission Leadership School (Denpasar, Indonesia), March 19, 2010.
  • Living and Leading with Purpose, Leadership Excellence Seminar (Chennai, India), February 1, 2010.
  • Making Growing Disciples of Jesus among the First Nations People of Canada, UIM Annual Staff Retreat (Houston, BC), January 21-23, 2009.
  • The Global House Church Movement, Vancouver Missions Fest (Vancouver, BC), January 26, 2008.
  • What is Required to Start a Church Planting Movement in Quebec, Quebec District of the Evangelical Free Church of Canada Leadership Retreat (Magog, Quebec), October 2, 2007.
  • Practicing the Presence of God, Journey Retreat, Hemlock Valley Resort, November 25-27, 2005.
PUBLICATIONS
  • Seven Dimensions of Christian Leadership, MB Herald (In Touch insert), October, 2011.
  • Review of “You Never Know What You Have – Till You Give it Away and Other Important Lessons on Leadership” by Brian Stiller, MB Herald, September, 2011.
  • Review of “Spiritual Leadership” by Henry and Richard Blackaby, MB Herald, September, 2011.
  • Fostering Ongoing Community and Leadership Excellence Strategic Plan, Master of Arts in Leadership, Trinity Western University, 2008. Internal document.
  • Leadership and Ethics Curriculum, Centre for African Leadership Excellence (Pan-African Christian University, Nairobi, Kenya), 2007. 400-page manual.
AREAS OF PASSION

Someone once told me that I have the gift of vitamins. I love “adding health” or building capacity in people, groups and organizations so that they can love God more deeply and serve Him more effectively. I am thrilled to be able to do that at MB Seminary both inside and outside the classroom. As the Lord uses me to build capacity in students’ lives, I know that they take that back to their individual churches and ministries. It’s an amazing privilege to serve in a seminary that is making such a strategic difference in the lives of students and the Church in Canada and beyond.

PERSONAL

Randy has been married to Lore since 1993 (Lore is an elementary school teacher and a trained TESOL instructor) and they have four children. Apart from playing with his family and working, Randy enjoys hiking, riding his mountain bike, working out in the gym, traveling, reading, playing the guitar, bird watching, writing, playing table games (especially Settlers of Catan), and the list could go on and on…