our team:

Kelly Johnson

U of C & MRU Chaplain

Kelly loves the energy and diversity of campus life. He is passionate about helping people encounter God in the every-day world of studies and research and through service learning locally and globally.

Kelly met Barb during his first degree, have four kids now and have traveled in many countries of the world together. Kelly spends most of his time at U of C but oversees UCM's work at SAIT and MRU as well.

ART

KUNG

SAIT Chaplain

Art Kung is a SAIT alumnus from the Emergency Medical Technician program, and is now our full-time chaplain at SAIT!  He enjoyed a life of adventure in the air ambulance industry - bringing help and hope to some very critical scenarios over the years.  Art enjoys good coffee and good hockey, so he's always up for a cup of joe or a pickup game on the ice.

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PHIL

AUD

U of C Chaplain & Spiritual Animator

With a desire to see culture impacted and created through imaginative and hospitable conversation, authentic community, and inspired artistic influence, Phil is passionate about the academy and the possibilities for holistic growth that exist there.

Phil has been serving in full-time pastoral ministry for nearly 20 years, is a book nerd, coffee connoisseur, musician and outdoor sports wannabe. He's also a listening ear and would like to get to know you. Phil's wife Marisa is a Worship Pastor and they have three incredible children who fill their home with joy and laughter.

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robert
osborne

Spiritual Director

Bob serves as a spiritual director to offer conversation that explores, reveals, and leads to greater God awareness, as well as greater personal awareness. The focus in direction is on a richer experience of God's grace and presence, and on the way in which we need to pay closer attention to what we have already experienced and know, or think we know.

Bob has been a pastor and teacher for 37 years and is pleased to offer Spiritual Direction for the UCM community. 

 

Bob is on campus every Monday at U of C or MRU. Please sign up here for an appointment:
https://www.robertosborne.info/

Sara
apostoaei

Campus Ministry Associate

Sara was born and raised in Romania and moved to Calgary nine years ago. She developed a deep love for scripture, prayer, community, teaching, and music from a very young age. In her free time, she will most likely be found meeting with people, being in nature, reading, writing, and learning about different topics. Sara loves spending time with people, praying with them, and encouraging them, and she has a big heart for engaging in biblically-based justice work.

 

In addition, she has a strong passion for discipling and mentoring the next generation in the way of Jesus for school, work, and home.
Additional areas of interest include academia and, more specifically, the philosophy, religious studies, and political science fields. She is creative, extroverted, and deeply reflective. Her greatest desire is to know God and make Him known through her words, work, and lifestyle.

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Taya
Newton

Student Ministry Aide

Driven by her love of God and people, Taya previously attended and staffed YWAM in New Zealand before becoming a student at Bow Valley College. Now in her final year of nursing, Taya is committed to making connection in and out of Calgary campuses.

 

She passionately engages in events and conversations, with the sole purpose of loving God’s people through everyday moments. Taya loves and cares wholeheartedly and enjoys meeting for coffee, outdoor activities, playing board games, and spending time with family in her hometown Sundre.

Logan Johnson

Student Ministry Aide

Logan was born and raised in Calgary and is passionate about the city and the work God is doing all throughout it. His faith has always been a part of his life and he found the importance of living on mission wherever he was while in high school. He is involved now with his youth group working with the junior highs and has been doing volunteer ministry on campus for the past 3 years as he has attended the UofC. Logan is passionate about tackling big questions of faith, meaning and life as well as helping others wrestle through these same questions. He also has a desire to make people feel seen and dignified through the love of Christ and finds great joy in seeing people walk closely in relationship with the Lord.

Logan will get outside every chance he gets whether it's kayaking and swimming, or sports of any kind. He often goes out to the mountains for rock climbing, ice climbing or hiking. God expressed in creation influences his passion to help people see that God is present and moving in all places, sacred or secular, and that God can move through all people regardless of qualification, profession or place.