Bob Faris

Bob came to serve as Associate Minister at St. Andrew’s in May 2011. Previous to this he had been the Executive Director of the Churches’ Council on Theological Education in Canada and had also served as the Coordinator of the Canadian Churches’ Forum for Global Ministries from 1995 to 2003. From 1988 to 1994, Bob was appointed by the Presbyterian Church in Canada to teach at Ricatla Seminary in Mozambique. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Knox College in 1983, a Master of Theology degree from the Edinburgh University in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town in 2007. His doctoral dissertation focused on the protestant churches in Mozambique and the liberation struggle and is waiting to be published.
In addition to working ecumenically for most of his ministry, Bob has served the wider church in many different capacities. He has been Convener of the E.H. Johnson Memorial Fund and the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee. He was a delegate to the Uniting General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2010 and has been part of a North American working group on the WCRC Accra Confession, “Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and the Earth”. He has served as adjunct staff at Knox College. In 2011, he was part of the Moderator's tour to Israel and Palestine in response to the Kairos Palestine Document. Bob’s focus at St. Andrew’s is on adult education and community outreach.

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