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Congratulations to the 2022 Recipients of the David and Faye Huestis Scholarships

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The David and Faye Huestis Scholarships are among the most prestigious awards offered to students pursuing theological studies 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 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 Darian David, a Master of Divinity student. Darian, a distance student from Halifax, NS, began studies at ADC in 2019 after sensing a call to ministry. He serves at EBC: The MEETing Place in Upper Hammonds Plains, NS as a Minister in Training (MIT) handling a variety of ministry activities. Darian is receiving the Harry G. Gardner Scholarship of Pastoral Leadership for his scholarly abilities and achievements, as well as his passion and growing ability in church leadership.

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 Siobhán Parr. Siobhán, who graduated with a Bachelor of Theology in May 2022, will be starting the Master of Divinity program in Fall 2022. A resident of Kentville, NS, Siobhán came to ADC after serving in the Canadian Armed Forces for 17 years. Currently, she serves as Pastor of Care at New Minas Baptist Church in Nova Scotia. Siobhán is receiving the Scholarship of Multifaceted Ministry in recognition of her scholarly abilities and achievements, as well as her pastoral and leadership skills.

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 Matthew Sketchley, a Master of Divinity student from Dartmouth, NS. Matthew, who has always felt called to care for others, is focusing his studies on chaplaincy and spiritual care. Currently, he ministers to junior high students at his home church and hopes to one day serve in hospital chaplaincy. Matthew is receiving the Dennis M. Veinotte Scholarship of Pastoral Counselling and Hospital Chaplaincy for his scholarly abilities and achievements, as well as his passion for serving others through pastoral care.

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 Eric Poll, a Master of Divinity student. Eric, a paramedic from Gaspereau, NS, came to ADC in 2017 after sensing a call to pastoral ministry. Since then, he has studied while continuing to work full-time. Eric also serves in youth ministry at New Minas Baptist Church and is completing his ministry mentorship at Kentville Baptist Church. Eric is receiving the G. Keith Churchill Scholarship for his scholarly abilities and achievements, his clear call to ministry and church involvement.

The David and Faye Huestis scholarships are open each year to students who have completed 30-credit-hours of study at ADC.  Applications for 2023 will open in March. 
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