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.



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.




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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Ministry Intern

With a desire to see people knowing their worth in Jesus, Tory has devoted his life to ministry.  The University campus is a place Tory sees as vital because students are engaging with tough questions and are beginning to develop ownership of their faith. Tory grew up in small-town Moosomin, Saskatchewan and after high school spent a year at Torchbearers Bible School in Sweden. Tory then moved to Calgary and began working on his Bachelor in Theology at Ambrose University.  Tory loves playing basketball, golf, guitar, and coffee.  



MRU Chaplain

Sharon recently left 25 years of working in the business world and started working towards her Masters at Ambrose.  She is excited about helping students connect with each other and with God at MRU.

A wife, and mother of 3, Sharon enjoys backpacking, gardening, reading and cooking.



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: