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 offers grief, family, and general counsel, in addition to administering the rites and rituals of the Christian faith. Leonard is an experienced counselor focused on effective conflict resolution using knowledge of social behaviors and culture that’s surrounds daily life. Leonard holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology (Emmanuel College) where he focused on drawing attention to the intersectionality of culture and religion, and their affect on religious perception and practice.
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, a B.A. in social development studies from the University of Waterloo, and she received her M.T.S from Emmanuel College. 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.
Student Intern Chaplain, St. George Campus – Charlotte Ashe
Charlotte (she/her) is completing the Master of Pastoral Studies (Buddhism) program at Emmanuel College. Her undergraduate degree is from Queen’s University, where she studied history and religion. Before TST, Charlotte studied at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, where she researched teachers’ use of mindfulness in the classroom. Charlotte grew up in the Roman Catholic tradition, and became interested in Buddhism as a young adult. This spurred a lifelong interest in and practice of mindfulness. She has work experience in group facilitation, student mentoring, and youth mental health. Charlotte is currently pursuing the Certificate in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy with TST. She is available for mindfulness-based counselling for students at U of T. She also runs a weekly Spirituality and Mental Health group with ECUT. She enjoys camping, chocolate anything, and reading novels.