Bill Brackney Appointed As Chairman Of The Canadian Bible Society

TORONTO (June 17, 2013) - Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is pleased to announce Dr. William Brackney as the new Chairman of the Board of Governors. Dr. Brackney was elected to the position at the CBS Annual Meeting held in Toronto on May 23, 2013.

Replacing former Chairman, Fr. Alain Faucher, who remains on the Board, now representing the Quebec District, Dr. Brackney brings many years of ministry, pastoral, and teaching experience to his new role. Prior to his election, Dr. Brackney has served CBS in multiple capacities. He is currently the Nova Scotia District Governor and has previously served as the South Central Ontario Governor. He has engaged in extensive volunteer work across Canada and Bermuda for CBS as well as InterVarsity Canada, the Canadian Council of Churches, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Scripture Union.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. William Brackney as Chairman of the Board of Governors. We are privileged to have a Board composed of the best executive leadership and Dr. Brackney’s great expertise and industry knowledge will complement the seasoned experience of our other members” said Rev. Ted Seres, CBS’s National Director.

“CBS is at an important juncture in its 200-year history. We are entering a new era of governance under Federal legislation, we have an energetic and visionary management team, a truly national grassroots constituency, and a huge opportunity to fulfill our mission of translating, publishing and spreading the Scriptures globally. I am honored and humbled to be part of a team of governors, staff, and volunteers under the direction of God’s Spirit” said Dr. Brackney.

A current member of the Faculty of Theology at Acadia University and a Distinguished Professor at Acadia Divinity College Dr. Brackney’s experience includes serving as Principal of McMaster Divinity College, Dean of Theology and Professor at McMaster University.

Dr. Brackney is a widely published author, notably in historical Christianity, religion, human rights and ecumenical and interfaith conversations. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he is also an ordained Baptist minister, serving part- time at the Newport Baptist church in Nova Scotia.

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