AST Student Union Members


Jacqui Moraal (She/Her) is a UCC candidate, Jacqui began the MDiv Distant Learning program at AST in the summer of 2021. Currently serving in the Ailsa Craig United Church in Ailsa Craig, Ontario in pastoral ministry. In the role of President of the AST Student Council and in collaboration with the Student Union council, she provides support to AST students both onsite and at a distance, facilitates communication with faculty and staff, addresses issues important to students attending AST, and participates in regional, school and faculty meetings as invited or required. Jacqui also serves on the Worship Team at AST, which supports both the Chapel service onsite over the summer term and online hybrid Chapel during the fall and winter terms.


Katie Logan (she/her) is a UCC candidate for ordination going into her fourth year of summer distance. She is a born and raised Nova Scotian! She manages the administrates for the student union, she also is a queer representative on campus so if you find yourself in need of peer support she would be happy for you to reach out! She loves to write, play video games (poorly) and spend time with her Fiancé. Social media and computer applications are her specialties!


Virginia Wallace (she/her) is a Summer Distance student going into her 4th year and a candidate for ordination in the United Church of Canada. When not occupied with her ministry duties, you can find her at the local English elementary school working with children who struggle academically. She has two adult daughters and shares her home with her partner Andrew, one 3-legged cat and a ferocious budgie. She loves gardening, hiking, chocolate and tea. Elle parle francais. Organization is her super skill.


Brian Botten (he/him) is a UCC candidate for ministry. Brian's Background is in business as he comes to us with much experience, having a B. Comm, CITT, SACC he is well suited to be our treasurer. Brian is going into his fourth year of the Summer Distance program. He comes from Moncton New Brunswick and is currently serving in Millstream pastoral charge in Berwick New Brunswick.


David Chuipka (he/him) is a UCC candidate for Ministry. He began Summer Distance MDiv program in the summer of 2020 and is going into his third year. He is the student Pastor at St James in the Valley United Church in Val Therese, which is just north of Sudbury Ontario. This is David’s third career as he previously worked in the social services sector and worked as a computer software support technician. He enjoys walking, meeting new people, tai chi, Qi Gong, playing chess and of course computers.

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AST recognizes the need for students to self-identify and to discuss any learning or accessibility challenges.

Please refer to the Learning Challenges and Other Special Needs section on page 65 of the Academic Calendar 2022-2023. This section describes how students and the university can work together to ensure academic success. (The Academic Calendar can be found on our Academic Resources Page).


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