Engage With Guests From Around the World
Engage with guest speakers from various walks of life; who each share a firm commitment to the Gospel and a passion to journey with you in your walk of faith.
Dr. Devries is the Assistant Professor of Worship Arts at TWU. With an extensive influence in Christian schools and churches throughout the country, Dr. Devries has been a faithful steward of her ministry and expertise. More recently she worked at Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto, first as Dean of Students and then Dean of Chapel, organizing chapel services and leading the chapel teams. Having been a worship planner and worship leader herself, she is convinced that these roles are pivotal in developing a community’s faith and life through its worship practices.
Dr. Husbands officially began his tenure at TWU on July 1, 2019, and is wholeheartedly committed to advancing the mission of a university where people love Christ, love the gospel, and—through Christ-like service—seek to use their gifts to transform the world. It is Dr. Husbands’ heartfelt desire to see students connect their faith and learning to the deepest needs and challenges of the world. He believes that Christ has called every student to face the world fearlessly, faithfully, and with focus; and that beyond an excellent education, God is calling them wherever their careers take them upon graduation.
The Rev. Dr. James Ellis III is the University Chaplain and Director of Student Ministries. His work encompasses leading and co-laboring with a team of fellow chaplains, interns, and student-leaders, as they minister to the TWU community. With several years of experience in higher education and churches, he has served in predominantly Anglo, African American, and multiracial settings of varied socioeconomic, cultural, and theological diversity. Though born in Japan, he is a U.S. citizen who has resided in Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia, West Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Michigan.