The Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis

Assistant Professor, Pastoral Theology
Co-Coordinator of Summer Distance M.Div. Program
Recruitment and Vocations Coordinator


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Areas of Expertise
  • Congregational development
  • amalgamations
  • visioning and congregational transformation and leadership
  • interim ministry
  • supervision of students

What we desire for ourselves, we wish for all  --J. S. Woodsworth

B.A. (Dalhousie University)
M.Div. (Atlantic School of Theology)
D.Min. (Bangor Theological Seminary)

Personal Statement

I can think of no greater joy in terms of employment than to be able to combine my love of congregational life, my interest in research around changing church and culture, and the opportunity to influence, through teaching, the next generation of faithful and effective leaders who will serve the church.

Courses taught

Supervised Field Education

Research interests

The blessings of Long term Pastoral relationships

Current projects

Developing Continuing Education opportunities for ministry personnel and congregations

Previous positions

Minister at Cole Harbour Woodside United Church

Professional affiliations/activities 

Ordained Minister, the United Church of Canada


My interests are travel, photography and cooking, especially with my family