Canadian Armed Force's first female Muslim Chaplain is Emmanuel College student.

Congratulations to Barbara Helms, an Emmanuel College DMin student!

 Barbara Helms, Emmanuel College DMin student, has become the Canadian Armed Force's first female Muslim Chaplain

Barbara Helms was enrolled in Canadian Armed Forces as a chaplain of the Muslim tradition on 11 October 2017. She will be serving with the 30th Field Artillery Regiment (33 Canadian Brigade Group, 4th Canadian Division). She holds a BA in Religious Studies and an MA in Islamic Studies (both from McGill), as well as a Masters in Counselling Psychology (Athabasca University). She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree (specializing in Muslim chaplaincy), conjointly offered through University of Toronto, Toronto Schoolof Theology, and Emmanuel College. Padre Helms has over ten years of experience working in interfaith ministries and is a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

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