New President of Carey

April 23, 2013 — The Carey Board of Administration and Canadian Baptists of Western Canada are pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Colin Godwin to the position of President, effective July 15, 2013. “Colin brings enthusiasm for the training of believers in all walks of life and will also contribute to the missional element that is embedded in the DNA of Carey,” says Dr. George Sears, Chair, Carey Board of Administration.

Colin holds a B.A. in History and French from the University of Guelph, an M.A. (Theology) from the University of St. Michael’s College (Toronto), an M.Div. from McMaster University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wales. Colin’s Ph.D. dissertation on sixteenth-century Anabaptist mission was published by Pandora Press in 2012.

Colin and Karen Godwin moved to Nairobi, Kenya in July 2010 to serve as CBM Africa Team Leader, providing strategic planning, managing staff and connecting with CBM’s partners in Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rev. Sam Chaise, General Secretary of Canadian Baptist Ministries, says, “Colin has been an important part of CBM’s ministry, first in Europe and then in Africa. While we are sad to see him leave CBM, we are pleased to see him move into leadership at Carey, which is an important Canadian Baptist institution of learning and ministry formation. CBM has had a long-standing partnership with Carey to deliver theological education and leadership training around the world, and we look forward to the continuation of that partnership.”

Colin Godwin succeeds Dr. Brian Stelck, who has led Carey as president for the past 19 years. With Dr. Godwin’s appointment, Carey is perfectly positioned to continue its ministry of delivering accessible, practical, and tranformational theological education throughout Western Canada and beyond.