Hear Mary & Bill’s Story

Rev. Dr. Dorothy Hunse, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Acadia Divinity College, met Mary and Bill while serving as a chaplain in the hospice. Dorothy listened. She sat. She prayed. She shared their pain, anger, fear and sense of powerlessness. When they asked questions like “Why is God allowing my wife to suffer?” Dorothy was there, not just to provide answers but to bring the comfort of Christ at a critical time in their lives.

Dr. Dorothy Hunse

An Opportunity to DOUBLE Your Gift

The Beatty Ryckman Trust has pledged $30,000 in a matching grant for the 2021-2022 year as well as an additional $20,000 grant to support the salary of the Professor of Pastoral Care. Acadia Divinity College is deeply grateful to the Trust for their ongoing partnership and commitment to pastoral care training at ADC.

In 2016 The Beatty Ryckman Trust pledged $20,000 per year for five years towards the salary of the Professor of Pastoral Care. Their support enabled the College in 2020 to appoint Rev. Dr. Dorothy Hunse as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care.

In addition, The Trust also offered an additional $30,000 per year for five years to match donations made by others. In 2021, through the generosity of donors like you, Acadia Divinity College achieved the five-year matching grant goal. In total the College has received $400,000 in grants, gifts and matching funds towards this important priority.

Please join us again in supporting this valuable ministry. Gifts made towards the Professor of Pastoral Care will double the impact of your gift, and provide a powerful investment in the mission of the College to equip Christians to serve.