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Core Faculty

Dr. Stephen Yuille

Vice President of Academics, Academics Dean – College

Dr. Stephen Yuille has been married to Alison since 1991. They have two daughters, Laura and Emma. Dr. Yuille has over twenty years of ministry experience, including serving as a missionary in Portugal, pastoring churches in Ontario and Texas, and teaching at several colleges and seminaries. In addition to his responsibilities at Heritage, he is an Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he teaches and advises Ph.D. students. Dr. Yuille completed his Ph.D. in historical theology, and he has published an extensive list of academic articles and books in the area of Puritan studies. He has also authored several popular works, including: A Hope Deferred: Adoption and the Fatherhood of God; Longing for Home: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent; and The Path of Life: Blessedness in Seasons of Lament.

Dr. Joel Barker

Professor of Biblical Studies


  • B.A. – Huron University College
  • M.A. – McMaster Divinity College
  • Ph.D. – McMaster Divinity College

Biblical Studies, Joel graduated with a PhD in Christian Theology from McMaster Divinity College in 2011, focusing on the Old Testament and Hebrew. He has been a professor at Heritage since 2011, teaching primarily in the areas of Biblical Studies, hermeneutics, and the ancient context of Scripture. Joel is the author of several articles exploring the rhetorical style and strategy of Old Testament prophets. His dissertation, From the Depths of Despair to the Promise of Presence: A Rhetorical Reading of the Book of Joel , was published by Eisenbrauns in 2014. He is married to Karen, and has three children, Abigail, Hannah, and Isaac

Keith Edwards

Director of Internships and Partner Church Resource Centre


  • B.Th. – Central Baptist Seminary
  • B.A. – University of Waterloo
  • M.R.E. – Toronto Baptist Seminary

Dr. Douglas A. Thomson

Director of Music and Worship Studies


  • L.T.C.L. – Trinity College, England
  • A.Mus. – Western Conservatory of Music
  • B.A.Music, University of Western Ontario
  • M.T.S. – Tyndale Seminary
  • D.W.S. – Robert E. Weber Institute for Worship Studies

Doug holds a B.A. in music from The University of Western Ontario, a Masters Degree in Theology from Tyndale University College and a Masters Degree in Music (choral conducting) from the University of Hartford, eventually studying briefly with the world renowned Maestro Robert Shaw at Furman University in South Carolina. He also has an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from Western Ontario Conservatory of Music, and a Licentiate Diploma in piano performance from Trinity College, England and a doctorate in worship studies from the Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Florida.

Dr. Thomson has many years of experience serving as the Worship Pastor at various churches as well as performing with such artists as Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, David Phelps, Ben Heppner, Brian Doerksen, Robin Mark and others. In the fall of 2018 he was asked to take a group of students and music alumni from Heritage to Carnegie Hall in New York City for a concert. In addition to teaching and performing, he remains active as an adjudicator, clinician, worship consultant and conference speaker.

Marianne Vanderboom

Director of BRE Professional, Assistant to Academic Dean of College


  • B.R.S. – Heritage Baptist College
  • M.Div. – Heritage Theological Seminary
  • D.Min.(Cand.) – Acadia Divinity College

After teaching for 10 years in Christian elementary schools, Marianne returned to studies and graduated from Heritage with a Bachelor of Religious Studies in 2004 and a Master of Divinity – Research in 2008. She was part of the adjunct faculty at Heritage from 2005-2009, and returned to the school in 2011, overseeing programs and teaching in areas of church ministry. Since 1997, she has been involved in local church ministries as both a volunteer and as paid staff, teaching adult Sunday school, overseeing children’s ministry, working at summer camps, and involved in weekly care ministry. She is currently involved in a parachurch ministry to at-risk youth and women who are coming out of abusive backgrounds, using horses to help bring healing. Her horse, her German shepherd, and her love of books keep her busy when she’s not working

Frank Vander Meulen

Director of Intercultural Studies


  • B.R.E. – Tyndale University College
  • M.Div. – Heritage Theological Seminary
  • D.Min.(Cand.) – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Frank & Eleanor served nineteen years with Ethnos Canada, in Panama and then in administration and leadership in the Canadian office. In 2011 they ventured out by faith again and moved to Cambridge where Frank studied full time at Heritage. After graduating with a Master of Divinity in 2014, Frank was invited to join the faculty to teach missions and intercultural studies.

Frank’s heart for ministry at Heritage is four-fold: 1) To help all students catch the vision for how their life and ministry fits in with the Lord’s eternal and global mission; 2) To equip students in the Intercultural Studies program for cross-cultural gospel ministry; 3) To encourage all students in their personal relationship with the Lord; 4) To enable Heritage to bless the many Canadian churches and mission agencies with whom we labour together in God’s mission.

Frank has been happily married to Eleanor since 1991 (which is when they married!) and they have three children, Jared (& Sara), Scott, and Sophia. Their favourite family memories are of camping and cross-country road trips.

Nancy Wahl

Psychology and Counselling Studies, Director of Counselling Services for Student Services


  • B.Th. – Tyndale University College
  • M.Div. – Tyndale Seminary
  • Ph.D.(Cand.) Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy, Wilfred Laurier University (Martin Luther College)

Dr. Carolyn Weber

Professor of English Studies


  • B.A. – Univeristy of Western Ontario
  • M.Phil. (Oxon) – University of Oxford
  • D.Phil. (Oxon) – University of Oxford

Dr. Carolyn Weber holds her B.A. Hon. from Huron University College, Canada and her M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford University, England. Dr. Weber is an award winning author, popular professor and international speaker with talks ranging from campuses world-wide to Billy Graham’s Cove and 100 Huntley Street. She has given numerous radio, television and podcast interviews on the intersection of faith and literature, as well as topics related to women and faith. She has served as faculty at Oxford University, Seattle University, University of San Francisco and Westmont College, and was the first female dean of St. Peter’s College, Oxford. She currently teaches at Heritage College and Seminary, and at Brescia University College in Canada. Her first memoir, Surprised by Oxford, won among other distinctions the Grace Irwin Award, the largest award for Christian writing in Canada. She resides in a 19thc. farmhouse with her husband and four spirited children, along with their animal menagerie.

Adjunct Faculty

Wayne Baxter

Greek Studies


  • B.Sc. – University of Western Ontario
  • M.Div. – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Ph.D. – McMaster University

Graham Bulmer

Intercultural Studies


  • B.Th. – London Baptist Bible College
  • M.Div. – London Baptist Seminary

Tony Costa

Apologetics Studies


  • B.A. – University of Toronto
  • M.A. – University of Toronto (Wycliffe College)
  • Ph.D. – Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Jody Cross

Music and Worship Studies


  • B.A. – Carleton University
  • B.Ed. – University Ottawa
  • M.Div. – Tyndale Seminary
  • D.Min. – Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Ian Elliott

New Testament Studies


  • M.Div. – Tyndale Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. (Cand.) – Providence Theological Seminary

Amal Gendi

Intercultural Studies


  • B.Sc. – Assiut University
  • M.T.S. – Tyndale Seminary

Cyril Guerette

Philosophy Studies


  • B.Th. – Heritage Baptist College
  • Diploma in Theology – University of Cambridge
  • M.Phil.Theology – University of Cambridge
  • Ph.D. – Toronto School of Theology (St. Michael’s College)

Michael Janzen

Music and Worship Studies


  • B.Mus. – Brandon University
  • M.Mus. – University of Toronto

Jon Korkidakis

Biblical Studies, Spiritual Formation Studies


  • M.Div. – Heritage Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Charlie McCordic

Intercultural Studies


  • AEC Diploma – Humber College
  • B.R.S. – Central Baptist Seminary
  • Diplome Superieure – Université de Paris (Sorbonne)
  • M.A. Intercultural Studies – Wheaton College Graduate School

Mark Mowbray

Youth Ministries Studies


  • B.Th. – Central Baptist Seminary

Linda Reed

Heritage Centre for Women in Ministry


  • B.A. – Biola University
  • M.A. – University of Arlington
  • Ed.D. – The Southern Baptist Seminary

Calvin Russell

Youth Ministries Studies


  • B.R.E. – Central Baptist Seminary
  • M.T.S. – Tyndale Seminary
  • D.Min. – Acadia Divinity School

David Thompson

Music and Worship Studies, Recording Arts Studies


  • Diploma – Berklee College of Music
  • B.Mus. – Berklee College of Music

Paul Turner

Music and Worship Studies


  • B.R.E. – Nashville Bible College
  • M.A. – Trevecca Nazarene University
  • D.W.S. – The Webber Institute of Worship Studies

Keith Verberg

Youth Ministries Studies, Children’s Ministries Studies


  • B.A. – Redeemer College
  • B.C.Ed. – Redeemer College
  • M.S.C.Psychology, Yorkville University

Steve West

Theology Studies, Biblical Studies, and Apologetics Studies


  • B.A. – Trent University
  • Th.M. – Toronto Baptist Seminary
  • Ph.D. – Northwest University

Ian Vaillancourt

Old Testament Studies


  • B.Th. – Tyndale University College
  • M.T.S. – Tyndale Seminary
  • Ph.D. – University of St. Michael’s College

Phil Whitehead

Children’s Ministries Studies


  • B.A. – McMaster University
  • M.T.S. – Heritage Theological Seminary

Byron Wheaton

Spiritual Formation Studies


  • B.A. – University of Western Ontario
  • M.A.R. – Westminster Theological Seminary
  • M.Th. – Westminster Theological Seminary
  • M.A. – Wilfred Laurier University
  • Ph.D. – Westminster Theological Seminary