TFM Symposia Series

Throughout the academic year, TFM Fellows will lead four panel discussions on current issues in theological academia and ministry, and how these two areas connect with one another. These symposia are components of the Contextual Education course taken by MDiv and MPS students, but are open and free to the entire U of T community, as well as the broader public.

We hope you'll join us for these exciting discussions!


September 18th, 2014, 2:00-3:30, EM119
Self-Care as Mutual-Care: Avoiding burnout in ministry related professions using relational and holistic approaches to health and wellness
» REV. NORM SELI, Pastor, Jubilee United Church
» WANDA WAGLER-MARTIN, Executive Director, Shalom Counselling Services
» REV. SHAWN LUCAS, Manager of Spiritual Care Services,
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
» Kim Penner, TFM Fellow

(Video Archives for 2013-14 Under Construction)

September 17th, 2013, 9:00-10:30, EM119
Engaging Theological Education:
What is it and why does it matter?

» Marilyn Legge, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Emmanuel College
» Norm Seli, Minister, Jubilee United Church
» Jennifer Janzen-Ball, Designated Lay Ministry Diploma Coordinator,
Calling Lakes Centre, Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan
» Lelia Fry, TFM Fellow

November 19th, 2013, 9:00-10:30, EM119
Caring for yourself as you care for others:
Pastoral Self-Care, Burnout, and Boundaries

» Rev. Simon Bell, Senior Minister, St. George the Martyr, Anglican Church of Canada
» Rev. Jessica McCrae, Minister, Humbercrest United Church
» Ralph Carl Wushke, Minister, Bathurst United Church and
Chaplain with Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto
» Samantha Cavanagh, TFM Fellow

February 4th, 2014, 9:00-10:30, EM119
Negotiating Power Relations in Ministry Partnerships:
Beyond Paternalism, Toward Equitable Partnership

» Rev. Maggie McLeod, Executive Minister, Aboriginal Ministries Circle of the United Church of Canada
» Jennifer Henry, Executive Director, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
» Jennifer Preston, Program Coordinator for the Quaker Indigenous Rights Committee,  Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)
» Ren Ito, TFM Fellow



October 17th, 2012 (VIDEO ARCHIVE)
The Role of Theological Education in the Vocation of the Minister 
Tom Reynolds, Associate Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College
Nevin Reda, Assistant Professor of Muslim Studies, Emmanuel College
Norm Seli, Minister, Jubilee United Church
Moses Kang, TFM Fellow

October 31st, 2012 (VIDEO ARCHIVE)
Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy for the Shifting Demographics of North American Institutions
Imam Michael A. Taylor, Chaplain and Director of Islamic Chaplaincy Services Canada
Shauna Mayer, Chaplain, Greater Community Chaplaincy
Ralph Carl Wushke, Minister, Bathurst United Church and Chaplain with Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto
Erin Green, TFM Fellow

January 9th, 2013 (VIDEO ARCHIVE)
Self-care and Other-care: How to Prepare for and Manage Pastoral Burnout
Eileen Henderson, Restorative Justice Co-Ordinator for Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, and Project Manager of Circles of Support & Accountability
Mark MacLean, Minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care at St. Andrew’s United Church, Toronto, and Co-Chair of Program for Berwick National Camp
Wayne Walder, Founding Member and Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Toronto)
Dave Csinos, TFM Fellow

February 27th, 2013 (VIDEO ARCHIVE)
Beyond Charity, Aid and Development: The Problems and Possibilities of a Partnership Model
Barbara Bisgrove, Board Member of Weston King Neighbourhood Centre and member of Central United Church
Jonathan Schmidt, Co-Director, Canadian Churches’ FORUM for Global Ministries
Carmen Palmer, TFM Fellow

Academics & Library