Pastoral Leadership Seminar with Dr Rod Wilson
We are thrilled to welcome Rod Wilson to Vose this year. Rod Wilson served as President of Regent College from 2000-2015.
Originally trained as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Wilson pursued theological training after completing his doctoral work. He has been involved in the field of counselling and consulting for over thirty years and has held various positions at Tyndale College and Seminary in Toronto from 1978 to 1995: Professor, Dean of Students, Vice-President, and Academic Dean. From 1983 to 1995, he held part-time staff positions in two different churches, and from 1995 to 2000, he was the teaching pastor of a growing church in the suburbs of Toronto. In 2004, Dr. Wilson received an honorary doctorate from Trinity Western University in recognition of his gifts of leadership and acuity of vision. Dr. Wilson is the author of Counseling and Community and How Do I Help a Hurting Friend?—both award-winning books—and the co-author of Exploring Your Anger and Helping Angry People. He lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife Bev.
While the professional side of people-helping is both necessary and important, many of us are called to speak into the lives of colleagues, friends and family members who are hurting. We often engage in this ministry with fear and anxiety and with a sense of ignorance about why people hurt, what they can do about their pain and how they can embrace their pain while believing in a God who loves and cares for them.