Ministry Staff

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Brenda Kronemeijer-Heyink, Chaplain

Biking, books, biblical prophecy, and being present with others are the passions that Brenda brings with her into the ministry. She coordinates and helps lead much of the programming of the ministry. Brenda is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church and is in the process of finishing up her PhD on the confusing linguistic nature of the book of Ezekiel. Much of her understanding of being present with others was shaped by her time living in an intentional community in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Brenda enjoys great conversations, especially on the Bible and/or living radically, and is thankful to be providing pastoral support and encouragement to all those connected to the campus ministry.


Carol Scovil, Chaplain

Community, conversation, computers and creation. Carol Scovil has been a member of the campus ministry community  since 2005. Over the years, she transitioned into more of a leadership role, and was delighted to join the staff team in fall 2017. Carol has a PhD in biomedical engineering, and divides her time between helping lead Graduate Christian Fellowship, rehabilitation research and working in a clinic that helps people paralyzed from spinal cord injuries access computer and smart phone technologies that are integral to daily life in today’s world. Carol spent 16 months working at a rehabilitation hospital in Nepal in 2008-09, and fell in love with the country and people. She returns regularly to Nepal with short-term medical teaching teams. Carol is a lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto and the Accessibility Advocate at her church. Carol enjoys canoeing, cross-country skiing, deep conversations and being an aunt to her 6 nieces and nephews.


Deb Whalen-Blaize, Music Director and Campus Minister
debwhalen@gmail.comDeb Whalen

Deb is a diva. Even a divine diva! And we say that in the very best sense of the term. Serving as the music director for the campus ministry community since 2010, Deb’s voice in song at any time of the day, even the ridiculously early hour of 7.30am, is a voice of comfort and lament, joy and sorrow. A gifted musician and a creative liturgist, Deb is an indispensable member of our staff team who has grown into the role of campus minister. She also works as the music director at Church on Tap at Christ Church, Deer Park, and as the Creative Worship Coordinator for the Church of the Transfiguration.