Tell us briefly about yourself, what your program is at ADC, and where are you located now?
My name is Grace and I am currently in my first year of M.Div. I am from Toronto and now live in Raymond House right here on campus
What is your training and previous work experience?
I went to a Bible college for my bachelor of Religious Studies in Calgary, and when I graduated I worked at Calgary Drop in Centre, the largest homeless shelter in Canada. Then I moved back to Toronto and did an internship at St. Paul’s Anglican Church for six months through a program called Youth in Motion. Then I was introduced to an organization called Sky’s the Limit, non-profit organization that raises money to provide refurbished computers for youth and worked as an administrator then project coordinator for six years.
Tell us about your call to ministry.
I loved working at Sky’s the Limit but I knew I was called to ministry. I have been involved in some form of ministry since I was in high school. I went to a bible college for my undergrad and I knew that my calling was to preach and work with families who have children and siblings with disabilities. I am still trying to figure out what my specific role will be in the church but I know I am called to teach and preach the good news of Christ. I also love being involved in mission and have travelled different parts of Asia and Middle East, and hope the Lord will bring me back one day.
A number of current and prospective ADC students will be reading this. What advice would you give them?
ADC is not only a great academic place to be but it is also a community that you can grow with people. I came just to focus on my studies but already have made life long friendships and ministry partners. This is a community that strives prepare you for ministry academically as well as spiritually. I would like to stress on the excellent faculties we have who not only provides the high quality academic knowledge but also shares wisdom that they have gained through their experiences. I am really enjoying the rich academic experience I’ve been receiving through my classes.
Lastly, is there anything you would like to share that the ADC community could pray for?
I am still in the process of praying about directions in ministry. Please pray for me that I may be obedient and faithful to his calling, wherever he may lead me.