Dr. Carol Anne Janzen

Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology
Regional Director, Atlantic Region, Canadian Bible Society

Email: carol.anne.janzen@acadiau.ca

Carol Anne earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History at Acadia University in 1971, a Master of Arts in History at the University of New Brunswick in 1978, and a Master of Religious Education at Acadia University in 1995. She became an ordained minister within the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada in 1997, and worked in several Nova Scotian churches.

In 2007, Carol Anne earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Education at the University of Alberta. While still in her PhD program, Carol Anne joined Acadia Divinity College in 2003 as Adjunct Lecturer in Christian Education and Assistant to the Associate Dean.

During her time at the College, Carol Anne has passionately served in several positions including Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Assistant to the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Director of Mentored Ministry Program and Dean of Students. In 2013, Dr. Janzen became the Director of the Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care.

Throughout Carol Anne’s career at ADC, she has been motivated by helping students accomplish their goals and making sure they have the tools to minister effectively. Her gift of seeing students’ potential and encouraging them to reach it, as well as caring for them, has been evident, and appreciated by her students.

Upon Carol Anne’s retirement in 2018, she was appointed as the Regional Director for the Atlantic Region of the Canadian Bible Society (CBS). In this role, Carol Anne leads a team of staff and volunteers across the Atlantic Provinces to deliver renewed Ministry programs and Church and volunteer engagement. She has served on the Nova Scotia District Board of CBS since 2013, establishing long-term community relationships within Nova Scotia and the other Atlantic provinces. She brings a heart of understanding for mobilizing Canadians to become more active in partnering with those elsewhere to bring the Gospel to all nations.

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B.A. (Hons.) (Acadia University)
M.A. (University of New Brunswick)
M.R.E. (Acadia University)
Ph.D. (University of Alberta)