I chose St. Andrew's because of the emphasis on the integration of our theological studies with practical ministry experience and community involvement.
St. Andrew's blessed my life with social struggles and deep faith.
St. Andrew's prepared me
for a lifetime of ministry
and congregational service.
I grew in confidence over time, due in large part to the support of teachers, family and friends and the tenacious presence of the Spirit.
I am grateful for what I have experienced and learned from
St. Andrew’s College including
a strong sense of community.
Professor of Church History and Ecumenics
Education/ Degrees: Th.D. Emmanuel College, Toronto
M.Div. Emmanuel College, Toronto
B.A. University of Toronto
Biography: Sandra Beardsall is an ordained minister in The United Church of Canada, with pastoral experience in United Church and United/Anglican shared ministry congregations in Newfoundland, Labrador, and Ontario prior to her faculty appointment at St. Andrew’s College. Her teaching, research and writing brings together historical, pastoral and ecumenical concerns in the service of congregational ministry in prairie and western contexts and the search for Christian unity.
Research and Teaching Interests: Christian history in Canadian contexts; the social gospel in western Canada; ecumenical dialogue; the history and theology of ecumenical shared ministry congregations; the history of spiritual life and practice; the history of congregational life and pastoral leadership