Regent’s warm heart
AS THE youngest of six children
born to medical missionaries
serving in Angola, Diane Stinton spent her earliest years in
West Africa. The continent
clearly imprinted on her soul.
Currently associate professor
of mission studies and dean of
students at Regent College in
Vancouver (since 2011), she
has spent much of her working
life crisscrossing back and
forth between Canada and
Kenya, where she also teaches
at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology.
Ask her how Africa has
shaped the person she is today,
text – which she describes as
“God’s revelation of God’s self
… intended to inform us so that
we can live well” – that lies at
the root of that optimism.
“We have so many resources
as Christians and as Canadians
to speak a word of hospitality
to a world that has a hard time
with that,” she says.
As she settles into her new
role, Badley says her priority is
listening carefully to the faculty, students and accrediting
agencies with whom she
interacts. But she is also having fun – dreaming and imagining ways in which a seminary and a school of ministry
can have continuing impact
on the development of leadership in the Church in Canada
and around the world.