Faculty and Staff:
Jonathan Evans, Principal
Jonathan Evans is a multiplying pioneer of cells and outposts who, with his wife Carla and passionate faculty, leads The War College. A gifted teacher and shepherd, Jonathan teaches, disciples, and leads, and also administrates the The War College. When not changing lives with a holy combination of love and brutal honesty, Jonathan devotes his time to his family and his study, coaching basketball and the occasional karaoke party.
Carla Evans, Spiritual Formation Director
Carla leads intercessory prayer and formation exercises for War College student. A strong spirit, intimate relationship with Jesus and consistent discernment gift her for this endeavour. Carla’s organizational skills ensure a thorough and well established programme of prayer, retreat, scripture and spiritual guidance alongside curriculum and mission opportunities.
Aaron White, Corps Officer of Vancouver 614
Aaron White is a gifted communicator, in both speaking and writing. He and his wife Cherie lead the 614 community in general Kingdom antics. The author of FUTURIZE, REVOLUTION, and A HITCH-HIKER’S GUIDE TO THE KINGDOM, his areas of study range from ancient Monastic writings to modern graphic novels, Military History to geek culture. Aaron teaches courses in The War College on the importance of the Kingdom in our secularized and skeptical world, and the importance of holding a consistent life ethic in an inconsistent landscape.
Cherie leads the charge of love with League of Mercy. Abundant in a revolutionary type of enthusiasm, Cherie challenges students to spend their lives on the fatherless and oppressed. As a spirit-lead discipler full of compassion and conviction, and also a particularly gifted watercolour artist, Cherie brings a creative fervour and counter-cultural optimism to The War College setting, all while dreaming and believing in a better world.
Michael is a zealous warrior, well-versed in the battle ethics of love. This larger-than-life soldier puts the fear of God into the enemy. He leads the war on several fronts out of the Cariboo Hill Temple and Cross-Culture Corps. His spirit will stir up and overflow from the students into their worlds. When not teaching at The War College, Michael leads SWAT, DOGS, Street Combat, Celebrate Recovery, and a myriad of kids sports teams.
Nicole Brindle is a War College Alumnus graduating from the Martyrs session in 2005. Her passions include: the poor, evangelism, salvation, prayer and she really digs The War College. Nicole still lives in the DTES (home of The War College, Vancouver) investing her time in child and youth discipleship, street evangelism and corps service, while she works bi-vocationally at The Salvation Army’s Grace Mansion – a transitional residence in the neighbourhood. Nicole is actively involved in the mission and vision of The War College. “I can never see myself not being involved in The War College”, Brindle says, “It’s like it is a part of me now”. Nicole’s official role at TWC is ‘Recruiting Secretary’ and is soon to be commissioned at ‘Drill Sargent’, unofficially she just simply lives life and encourages everyone around her to do the same. Nicole also likes writing, travelling and painting trees.
The War College’s Writer-in-Residence, you may be familiar with her work on The War College Faculty Bios, including this one. Caitlyn writes for the War College blog out of (enjoyed) requirement, and writes short stories, poems, and essays for required enjoyment. She loves being tormented, reading existential prose, and discussing the feminist merits of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She is devoted to the idea of living a monastic life of prayer and study amongst her community of saints, and leads others in prayer-based mayhem-operations.
Ian and Ruth Gillingham
The Gillinghams, established in intercession and the prophetic, bring spiritual depth and wisdom to The War College. Experience in congregational leadership, personal ministry, and reconciliation efforts enables them to offer excellent training from a perspective on the edge of what God is doing in these days. They will also share their burden for the more fragile in our world, and specifically, in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Major Blackman, with her husband, has led a couple of Canada’s largest corps, as well as a couple of her most interesting divisions. She is currently based in Vancouver, where, together, the Blackmans lead The Salvation Army in British Columbia towards advance and great commission growth. Winn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Theology, and acts as a a Qualified Church Plant Assessor, a Coach for Natural Church Development, and a Facilitator for the Search for Life/CareForce ministries. A gifted preacher and teacher, her vision is based in “Isaiah 43:16-21-where the prophet assures us that God wants to do a new thing in our country, which will result in revival.” Part of the working out of this vision includes her investment as a teacher in The War College, Vancouver campus.
Jessica once memorized the entirety of Dr. Suess’ The Lorax, and she lends that ability to memorize to The War College by leading students in the discipline of Memorizing the Bible. Jessica also heads up the ReCre8 Brigade, a drop-in coffee shop in our neighbourhood which offers a safe, sacred space to our neighbours. She is studying to become a counsellor and her passions include caring for the vulnerable and at-risk, being Finnish, and the competitive equestrian sport of dressage.
Andrew holds to the biblical teaching that a believer’s body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and therefore encourages believers to represent Christ with a healthy body. He enacts this in his personal life through his involvement with organized sports and outdoor pursuits. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Professional Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant, Certified Personal Trainer and is Rugby Canada’s U20 Strength and Conditioning Coach. Andrew also expresses his belief in acts of worship as the evangelism ministries coordinator at Cariboo Hill Temple and as fitness consultant for The War College.
General Eva Burrows (R)
The retired international leader of The Salvation Army, General Eva Burrows keeps a worldwide ministry, and serves on the Board of the International Bible Society. She served 17 years as a missionary in Africa. As General (1986-1993), she preached in 62 countries and spread the message of the Army to presidents and royalty. Under her leadership The Salvation Army invaded East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Russia. She is the recipient of many honourary doctorates, and is appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Major Doug Burr
Majors Doug and Debbie Burr are Corps Officers in Quincy, MA, USA. As an officer’s child, Doug Burr has spent his entire life involved in The Salvation Army. Because of frequent transfers, he attended 13 different schools before graduating High School. With a gift-mix including horizontal apostle, teaching, deliverance, and faith, Doug has led corps in five cities in the eastern United States along with 2 administrative positions. Doug has a BA in Music Performance on trombone and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Ministry. His God-given purpose is to equip and empower God’s people for their ministries and give all the glory to God the Father.
We first were in relationship withFaytene Kryskow when she ministered as an urban missionary in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. She has also served as a missionary in Liberia with Hope For The Nations, where she saw much fruit in terms of conversions, established services, and new ministries. Faytene has served Vancouver in various capacities, including city programme director of NeighbourLink Vancouver (World Vision Canada), Vancouver House of Prayer leader, and Vancouver History Course trainer. Currently, Faytene leads “The Cry” in Canada, is involved in political reform and travels extensively as a speaker, prophet and evangelist. faytene.ca
Commissioner Wesley Harris
The author of several popular books, Commissioner Wesley Harris is retired from leadership in The Salvation Army in such countries as Canada, New Zealand, and Scotland. He continues a preaching and teaching ministry worldwide, and locally at the public school. His titles include BATTLE LINES, LIFE IS A TIGHTROPE, SUCCESS IS IN GIVING, and YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES.
Lt. Colonels Janet and Richard Munn
The Munns are vibrant, effusive, apostolic leaders of The Salvation Army International College for Officers. Emphatic lovers of Jesus who also think deeply about the things of God, the Munns are strategically positioned for God’s purposes. Gifted teachers and leaders, the Munns are taking The Salvation Army into experiences necessary to fulfill our prophetic end-time callings.
Donna & Robert Marshall
Hungry students of both the Word of God and the means of compellingly communicating it to a hurting world, Donna & Robert lead The Salvation Army in Portland at the Moore Street Corps. They were most recently responsible for the Army’s work in Compton California, where for several years they trained, taught, and led a committed soldiery on that challenging front.
Other Visiting Guest Speakers:
Commissioner William Francis,
- Territorial Commander of Canada and Bermuda
Commissioner Marilyn Francis
-Territorial President of Women’s Ministries Canada and Bermuda
Commissioner Robert Watson,
- former USA National Commander
Commissioner Christine MacMillan,
- International Justice Secretary, Canada and Bermuda
Colonels Glen and Eleanor Shepherd,
- Chief Secretary, Canada and Bermuda
Lieutenant-Colonel Bram Meakings
- formerly DC, Ontario Central Division
Majors Eddie & Kathy Hobgood,
- Territorial Youth Secretaries, USA Southern Territory
Major Jack Strickland
- CFOT lecturer and Corrections and Justice Services Officer
Captain Paul Thistle [M.D.]
- Howard Hospital, Zimbabwe
Doctor Jim Verner
- WEC Missionary in Cambodia
Majors Ron and Toni Cartmell
- Area Commanders, Prairies Division
Major Kelly Roberts,
- Divisional Prayer Coordinator, Greater New York
Major Frank Daniels
Training Principal, Australia Southern Territory
Major Geoff Ryan,
- CO, 614 Regent Park, Toronto
Captain Charles Roberts,
- Divisional Secretary, Greater New York
Captain Amy Reardon,
- Divisional Candidates Secretary, Northwest,
USA Western Territory
Captain John Evans,
- Editor, The War Cry, Australia South Territory
Majors Dave and Bev Ivany,
- former TYS, Pastoral Ministries & Candidates Secretary, Canada & Bermuda Territory
- Director of Youth Evangelism and Discipleship, Chicago
- YWAM Youth Evangelist
- S.A. Worship Leader (Atlanta, Georgia, USA Southern Territory)
Missionary and Refugee Advocate, Human Trafficking Coordinator, Soldier of 614 Toronto
Craig and Nay Greenfield
Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor, International Director and Vancouver Director respectively
Lance Odegard – MB Pastor, recording and visual artist. lanceodegard.com
Sara Maynard – founder and director of Cityscape Prayer in Vancouver, BC
Deric Moen – pastor and team member of NieuCommunities Vancouver, BC
Dave Diewart – professor at Regent College and Director of Steams of Justice.