Andrew Robertson Irvine

Rev. Dr. Andrew Robertson Irvine
AddressBirks Building
3520 University Street
Montreal, QU

Adjunct Faculty in Pastoral Theology, Knox College

B.A., Dalhousie University, 1975
M.Div., Acadia University, 1984
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 1989

Adjunct Faculty in Pastoral Theology
Seconded 60% time to the Toronto School of Theology as Director of Doctor of Ministry Program
Director of the Centre for Clergy Care & Congregational Health


B.A. Dalhousie University 1975
M.Div. (Hon) Acadia University 1984
Ph.D. University of St Andrews, Scotland 1989

Ordination 1984

Areas of teaching:
Intro to The Practice of Ministry
Theological Field Education
Human Growth and Spiritual Journey

Issues of Leadership and Pastoral Ministry
The Well-Being (Wholeness) of Clergy
Congregational Studies
Small Church Ministry

Recent Publications:

  • “Isolation in the Parish: The Concept,” Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies, 1989.1
  • Between Two Worlds: Understanding and Managing Clergy Stress, London, England: Mowbray, 1997
  • Small Churches – Being True to Who We Are. Envision. Toronto World Vision 2001

      ” Ministerial Isolation and Spiritual Formation,” The Theological Educator, New Orleans, Louisiana. Spring, 1991

I believe that the health and well-being of clergy are essential to the health and strength of the church. Conversely, congregations need to strive to become the caring community of Christ in which all, inclusive of those Called to Ordered Ministry, can be nurtured and sustained. It is through our compassion and care for all that we speak clearly to the world of the good news of Christ.

Current Research:

  • “The Place and Voice of Canadian Military Chaplaincy in the Canadian Armed Forces” DND
  • ” An Examination of the Well-Being of Clergy in Ontario” funded by The Beatty Ryckmann Foundation.

Church Involvement: Andrew and his wife Suzanne are part of the Caledonia Presbyterian Church.

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