Trinity Western Seminary is a founding member of the Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS Seminaries), the third-largest theological enterprise in Canada.

As the seminary for Trinity Western University, our mission is to equip and resource godly leaders for Christian service in the church and the world. Although non-denominational in ethos, TWS maintains a special relationship with the Evangelical Free Church community (EFCC and EFCA) and serves the Evangelical Free Church of Canada as its national ministry training centre.

In keeping with the university’s centrist Evangelical ethos, Trinity Western Seminary is a welcoming home to a denominationally diverse student body across many Christian communions, counting Christian Reformed Church, Evangelical Free, Mennonite, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, Salvation Army, Baptist, Christian Missionary Alliance, Nazarene, Free Methodist, and others.

TWS is an integral part of TWU and participates in the Associated Canadian Theological Schools consortium (ACTS) located on our Langley campus. TWS students can take courses with us in residence or around the world online through ACTS World Campus.

Trinity Western Seminary offers a wide variety of graduate degrees in theological, pastoral, and professional studies including the Master of Divinity, MA in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, MA in Linguistics and Translation, MA in Christian Leadership, Master of Christian Studies in Marriage & Family Therapy, and Doctor of Ministry programs among others. Additionally, several growing programs are available in Korean and Mandarin. For a full list of our degrees and certificates, please see Degree Programs.

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Dean's Message

In your studies at TWS, we hope to encourage you to grow spiritually, intellectually, and personally. Life in North America today is complex, and people are in need of the gospel more than ever. The church needs godly, well-trained leaders who can minister with maturity, wisdom, and effectiveness!

At TWS we believe theological education should be a transformative experience, engaging our heads (knowledge and understanding), our hearts (spiritual and personal formation), and our hands (application of wisdom/professional formation).

Whether training for church ministry roles such as lead or associate pastor, becoming a marriage and family therapist, training in Bible translation and literacy, beginning a career in biblical/theological research, desiring to serve in chaplaincy/spiritual care, or simply to pursue professional/spiritual development, we trust that the godly faculty and excellence of teaching at Trinity Western Seminary will help you to fulfill your calling to Christian service.

Blessings on your journey,

John W. Auxier, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Trinity Western Seminary

Faculty & Staff

John W. Auxier, PhD, RMFT

Associate Dean of Trinity Western Seminary
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Program Chair for the Master of Divinity

Estera Aurora Boldut, Psy.D., RSW, MAMFT

Assistant Professor of ACTS
Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program

Yonghua Ge, Ph.D.

Director of Mandarin Theology Program
Assistant Professor of Theology

Robert Hiebert, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament
Director of the JWW Institute for Septuagint Studies
Program Chair for the Master of Theological Studies and Master of Theology

Loraine Klassen, MAMFT, RCC

Clinical Coordinator of the MCS-MFT Program

Guy Saffold, EdD

Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Associate Professor of Leadership

Ian Verseveldt, Ph.D., R.Psych., RMFT

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Danielle Vriend Fluit, PhD, RMFT

Assistant Professor in Marriage and Family Therapy