The President and the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College are pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Dorothy Hunse as the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care.
Since 2004, Dorothy has served part-time at McMaster Divinity College. She taught several courses including Dancing with Mortals: Ministry in the Face of Death and Grief, Foundations for Effective Ministry, Spiritual Life of the Ministering Person, and Transformative Leaders, and she held the positions of Acting Director of Ministry Foundation, Ministry Reflection Seminar Advisor, Ministry Formation Program Assistant, and Ministry Formation Teaching Assistant.
Dorothy has pastoral experience at Queen St, Baptist Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, as Youth Leader (1997-1998) and Associate Pastor (1998-2005). She was the Multi-Faith Chaplain at Hospice Niagara, St. Catharines, Ontario, serving occasionally between 2009 and 2013, and full time between 2013 and 2016. In addition, Dorothy has presented to educational institutions and local churches on the topics of spiritual care, care of the dying, grief, and church renewal in lecture, workshop, and retreat formats.
Dorothy is twice a graduate of McMaster Divinity College, having earned her PhD (Christian Theology) in 2014 and her Master of Divinity in 1998, receiving the Principal’s Gold Medal. During her MDiv studies, she completed a Pastoral Counselling Education Unit in 1997. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Brock University (1989). Her doctoral dissertation is entitled Intimacy with God: A Reorienting Pastoral Theological Reflection upon Church Decline.
Dr. Hunse is married to Cliff, and they are interested in sustainable food production, photography, and outdoor recreation. She will begin her service at the College on August 1, 2017. Please join me in welcoming Dorothy and her family to Acadia.