Chaplain – Rev. Tim Kennedy, M.Div
Tim (he/him) was born in Roswell, New Mexico and raised in the beautiful desert southwestern region of the United States. He received a B.A. in Religion and a B.A. in Communication Studies from McMurry University in 1999 and an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2003. Prior to moving to Canada, Tim was ordained by the New Mexico Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and served as University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Tim currently serves in Hamilton, Ontario as minister to a new interdenominational faith community created from the joining together in shared ministry of Pioneer Memorial United Church and St. Columba Presbyterian Church. One of Tim’s passions is working with people and he believes deeply in the intersection of spirituality and higher education. He is delighted by the opportunity to return to the stimulating environment of the university setting and looks forward to working with the existing chaplaincy team to continue the good work that is currently taking place. In his spare time, Tim enjoys traveling, hiking, running, reading, eating good food, and meeting new people.
Associate Chaplain Scarborough Campus – Leonard Clarke Jr (Jae), M.Th.
Jae (he/him) is the associate chaplain at Scarborough Campus. He completed his Masters of Theological Studies as well as his M.A. at Emmanuel College. He hopes to pursue a PhD with a focus on Black Theology of Liberation. Jae enjoys talking to people and helping them navigate through theological concerns, as well as sociological and psychological issues. He is looking forward to making a difference at USTC.
Associate Chaplain St. George Campus – Jeanette Unger, M.Th.
(She/her) Growing up as a daughter of Mennonite pastors in a small rural community in Saskatchewan, the world of faith has surrounded Jeanette in many different ways. A high school world religions class sparked a further curiosity about questions of faith and spirituality. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theology at Canadian Mennonite University (1997), a B.A. in social development studies from the University of Waterloo (2001), and she received her M.T.S from Emmanuel College (2006). She did a pastoral internship in a small church in southern Manitoba and was the chaplain for young adults at Naramata Centre in British Columbia in 2006. Jeanette has a deep interest in exploring faith, growing spiritually, developing the art of holy listening, and being a just and compassionate presence in a hurting world. She enjoys making banana chocolate chip muffins, gardening, listening to podcasts, and hanging out with her children.