Field Notes

What we do at Regent extends beyond our walls. Our alumni share their stories from the various worlds in which they've been called to live, work, and serve.

CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 29, Number 1, Winter 2017 / Field Notes

Dena Nicolai

(MATS '17)

"When we are at home together, we are no longer “Canadians” and “refugees,” but people journeying side by side, made in the image of a home-making God." Dena Nicolai shares from her experience working with Syrian refugees in Vancouver.   More…

Christina Lui

((MCS '06))

Regent's Alumni and Church Relations Officer recounts her journey back to Regent, and reminds us that home refers both to the "geography around us and the geography of our souls."   More…

Laura Werezak

(MCS '11)

"My prayers slowly shifted over two years from 'Lord, give us a home' to the simpler, humbler 'Lord, be our home.'" Laura Werezak shares what she learned from moving with her family back into her parents' place.   More…

Gillian Chu

(MDiv '18)

"Being here is also challenging. If I were really an immigrant, that would make more sense to people. It’s confusing for someone who’s not Caucasian to be a Canadian born abroad."Gillian Chu discusses the complicated reality of nationality, identity, and the many places she’s called home.   More…

Lean Sing Ding

(MDiv '16)

"The God I worship is sovereign and is constantly inviting me to participate in his work of redemption not just in times of peace and joy but also in times of dislocation." Lean Sing Ding shares the joys and struggles of a cultural transition out of and back into Singaporean work culture.   More…