The David and Faye Huestis Scholarships are among the most prestigious awards offered to students pursuing theological studies here at ADC. Through a generous gift from David and Faye Huestis of Saint John, New Brunswick, the scholarships support four students who display both scholarly ability and specific gifts for service in a range of ministry fields.
The Scholarship of Multifaceted Ministry recognizes a female student who shows promise for the multifaceted ministry of the church in Atlantic Canada or international service.
Congratulations to Siobhan Parr, a third-year Bachelor of Theology student from Kentville NS, who came to Acadia Divinity College after serving in the Canadian Armed Forces for 17 years. Siobhan received this scholarship in recognition of her pastoral and leadership skills. Siobhan also serves part-time as the Care Pastor at New Minas Baptist Church, the first female pastor in the 165-year history of the church.
The G. Keith Churchill Scholarship of Worship, established in recognition of the outstanding church leadership of Rev. Churchill, is awarded to a student who shows evidence of understanding the theology, history, and conduct of worship in its traditional and contemporary forms.
Congratulations to Caleb Archibald, a second-year Master of Divinity student from New Glasgow NS. Caleb received this scholarship in recognition of his commitment to leading thoughtful worship ministry. Caleb has been involved in establishing worship ministries in communities throughout Nova Scotia, including music ministry with youth, and facilitating intergenerational connections.
The Harry G. Gardner Scholarship of Pastoral Leadership, established in recognition of the 6th President of Acadia Divinity College, is awarded to a student who shows strength in pastoral leadership and ministry in traditional and contemporary church contexts.
Congratulations to Emmanuel (Emma) Batumbya, a third-year Master of Divinity student who came to Acadia Divinity College from Rwanda in 2019. Emma received this scholarship in recognition of his commitment to congregational ministry and his passion for pastoral leadership, demonstrated during his time in Canada as well as in Rwanda.
The Dennis M. Veinotte Scholarship of Pastoral Counselling and Hospital Chaplaincy, established in recognition of the exceptional ministry of Rev. Dr. Veinotte, a former faculty member of Acadia Divinity College, is awarded to a student who shows loyalty to the ministry of pastoral counselling or chaplaincy.
Congratulations to Keegan Perry, a Bachelor of Theology graduate as part of the Crandall-Acadia Partnership program. Keegan received this scholarship in recognition of his passion for pastoral ministry, particularly with young people. While completing his undergraduate degree, he demonstrated aptitude and potential for pastoral ministry through his service in three different churches, and in Christian camp ministry. Keegan will be starting his MDiv in Fall 2021.