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As of March 1st, I will be the new Dean of Theology for Ambrose University and Ambrose Seminary.  I am excited to take on this new role with the school I love, leading the faculty in training pastors and church leaders for future generations. 

Pray for me as I enter this new challenge and for Westlife Church (my last Sunday is February 20th) in the transition.  Transitioning from Pastor to Dean is not something I would have imagined, but it is God’s clear direction in my life for this next season, and we are excited for the challenge and trusting in God’s leading.

The following is from Ambrose’s Formal Announcement:

After a months-long search, the Rev. Dr. Bryce Ashlin-Mayo has been appointed the new Dean of Theology, replacing the Rev. Dr. Jo-Ann Badley who retires at the end of July. Dr. Ashlin-Mayo brings a wealth of knowledge, strengths and experience to this leadership position. Known for his strong relational skills, he has served for 25 years with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and is currently the Lead Pastor at Westlife Church in Calgary. In addition, he is known broadly for his writing related to social media, and he has been active in equipping other pastors for online ministry during the pandemic. Dr. Ashlin-Mayo is not new to Ambrose, having served as a sessional instructor for several years, which included online teaching. He is a graduate of Ambrose and holds the Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Leadership from Taylor Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Ministry in Semiotics and Future Studies from George Fox University.

President Smith reflects the spirit of the entire Ambrose community when he says, “I am delighted to welcome Rev. Dr. Ashlin-Mayo to the Ambrose faculty. His appreciation of the changing character of Canadian society and global mission, coupled with his astute observation of contemporary culture and the use of social media in both communication and the classroom, will be pivotal in shaping the growth of both the School of Ministry and the Seminary through the coming years.”


Effective Online Ministry Workshops/Course 2021

As the church begins to regather in person, it is vital that we don’t lose all the digital advancements we made while critically evaluating and reflecting on our digital ministry. Through a series of three workshops, we will seek to understand digital culture, evaluate what worked in the last year, and begin to design a long-term online ministry strategy for the future for either a fully digital ministry or a hybrid approach.

It will examine how the internet and social media is profoundly changing culture and explore how the Church can effectively engage this new medium for the advancement of God’s kingdom and mission.

Session #1 (Aug. 5) – Understanding Digital Culture (and how it is different than in-person): Bringing Theology and Media Ecology Together.

Session #2 (Aug. 12)– Learning about Evaluating the Nut and Bolts (Bits and Bytes) of Online Ministry: Especially Hybrid (Digital/in-Person) Ministry Strategies and Methodologies.

Session #3 (Aug. 19) – Designing a Long-term Implementable Online Ministry Strategy

The course is also available for credit at Ambrose University and Seminary.

For more information and to register: