Rev. Bethan Theunissen loves to lead communities of faith committed to following Jesus in today’s world.
Born in South Africa, she was one of many working to end apartheid during her early ministry and has since dedicated her life to promoting healthy and just communities where all are valued, respected, and loved.
Rev. Bethan received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Theology from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and her Master of Divinity degree from the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Indiana, USA. She undertook her United Church Testamur studies through the Vancouver School of Theology. Bethan also holds a PhD in Leadership and Organizational Change from the University of San Diego, and received the Dissertation of the Year Award at USD in 2016.
Jasjit Mankoo is our Administrative Assistant. Jasjit is currently a student at UBC in Earth and Ocean Sciences with the end goal of becoming an environmental lawyer.