William S. Kervin

Rev. Dr. William S. Kervin

AddressVictoria University, in the University of Toronto
73 Queens Party Crescent
Toronto, ON

Associate Professor of Public Worship, Emmanuel College of Victoria University

Th.D., Emmanuel College/Toronto School of Theology,
M.Div., Atlantic School of Theology,
B.Sc., Mount Allison University,

Associate Professor of Public Worship at Emmanuel College and an ordained minister of The United Church of Canada. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, he completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Mount Allison University, a Master of Divinity at the Atlantic School of Theology, and a Doctor of Theology at Emmanuel College/Toronto School of Theology. Following mission field and internship experiences in New Brunswick, Alberta and Papua New Guinea, he was ordained in the Maritime Conference in 1984, after which he served pastoral charges in Nova Scotia and Toronto.

His academic interests include the history of liturgy, United Church worship, Christian initiation, liturgical theology, church architecture, liturgical inculturation and congregational song. A frequent preacher and presider, lecturer and workshop leader, he has been active in the production of United Church worship resources, including as a liturgical consultant for Voices United, a committee member for the production of both Celebrate God’s Presence and the hymn book supplement, More Voices. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, Societas Liturgica, the Canadian Theological Society and Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church. He is also National Chaplain for the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) and Network Coordinator for the International Network for Advanced Theological Education (INATE). He teaches at both the Basic and Advanced Degree level, directing doctoral students in both D.Min. and Th.D. programmes.

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