Farris Designated Emeritus

Former moderator, Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris was bestowed with two more titles in October.

The board of the Vancouver School of Theology agreed to honour Farris with the title of professor emeritus in recognition “of his distinguished service to the school as both professor of homiletics and interim principal.” The honour was announced at the autumn chancellor’s dinner. Also at that event, the board of St. Andrew’s Hall approved the designation of dean emeritus “in light of his excellent and faithful leadership of the college.”

Now retired, Farris is the former dean of St. Andrew’s Hall, and was acting principal at VST during 18 months of substantial transition at the school.

“This is an acknowledgement of your effective and faithful service,” said Rev. Dr. Richard Topping, principal of VST, at the chancellor’s dinner. “It is also an acknowledgement of your wise, good-humoured, calm and appropriately courageous leadership as acting principal. Thank you for your kind collegiality, your compassion and patience, your persistence and vision of what might be.”


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