Christian Reformed

Chaplain Rick Van Manen

Religious Affiliation
Christian Reformed Church

Educational History

  • BA in Biblical Studies from Reformed Bible College (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • MA in Philosophy and Biblical Studies from the Institute for Christian Studies (Toronto, ON)

Joined the U of A
July 2007

Why I am a Chaplain at the U of A
I believe God loves the university and God calls people to the university.  I’m a chaplain because of my desire to enable people to discern this call and to empower them to live it out on the university campus.

Current focus at the U of A
Christian Reformed campus ministry is rooted in the confession that all truth is in Christ “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3). At the U of A we seek to challenge people to grow in wisdom, be encouraged in love, and to fulfill Christ’s mission in the university and the world.

Christian Reformed Chaplain Contact

Richard VanManen
169A HUB Chaplain's Centre