Ray is also both contributor and product of the NAIITS consortiums approach to theological and biblical training and a part-time faculty with NAIITS. His earned doctorate is in Theology.
From their work building a downtown street church and Bible school with First nations people in downtown Vancouver, BC to her award-winning music, Cheryl displays creativity in mission like few others. In addition to itinerant ministry, chairing the board of NAIITS and serving as part-time faculty she is a part-time faculty with NAIITS.
After a number of years as staff ethicist and instructor in Ethics with the Salvation Army’s William and Catherine Booth College, Cornelius founded and became first director of Urban Youth Adventures in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has served on the board and as faculty with the NAIITS community since its inception in 2001.
Jeanine is passionate about indigenous education, particularly within the discipline of anthropology. She desires to explore how various anthropological tools might be used from an indigenous perspective, with indigenous communities helping direct the outcome of the research. She also desires to discover how indigenous theories and research methodologies, particularly among First Nations people, might offer a unique contribution to the field of anthropology.
Jeanine and Dan are active in the Edmonton community and among their church family.
In addition to being the founding Chair and current Director of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community, Terry serves as adjunct faculty for George Fox and Tyndale Seminary in Theology and Mission, and at Tyndale University College where he resources the B.Ed. program. Terry has accrued 37 years of work in the Native North American and global Indigenous context including as an educator in formal theological and community development training. Terry’s teaching focus includes: Indigenous Theology, Mission Theology and Praxis, Community Development Praxis and Theory, and Anthropology.
Author of numerous articles, theological papers and assorted book chapters, Terry has won several awards for his varied writings. In June 2010, for his work on the creation of NAIITS, Terry became the 28th recipient of the Dr. E.H. Johnson Memorial Award for Innovation in Mission.
In addition to a number of academic and research Fellowships and an extensive publishing history, Jackie has taught on Native Leadership and education for many years.
She is currently full-time faculty with the University of Calgary and part-time with NAIITS. She has contributed extensively to the literature in her field: Native Education and Leadership development.
A Métis descendant of one of Louis Riel’s council as well as Cree, French Métis, and English immigrants, Wendy has been active in Native affairs throughout Canada for many years. Chairing the Aboriginal Ministries Council of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is but one example of that work. Wendy has traveled extensively and taught repeatedly in Ukraine as a visiting lecturer in Apologetics and World Religions. Wendy is currently Ph.D. (ABD) at Asbury Theological Seminary and Editor of the NAIITS Journal.
Mike spent many years teaching in the field of Anthropology, He returned to school to complete an MDiv at Asbury Theological Seminary where he is currently faculty. Mike has held various faculty positions including Director of Post-Graduate studies at Asbury. He retires from Asbury in June, becoming faculty for NAIITS at that time.
Patrick focused his undergraduate work at Ryerson University in motion picture production and studied theology at Vancouver School of Theology. He completed his PhD in "Orality Among the Dene" at the University of Dundee, where he was recently appointed an Honorary Research Fellow.
Andrea earned her BA in Comparative Religions from Harvard, her M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary and her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness from the University of California Santa Cruz. Andrea has an extensive publishing history.
Together with Edith and their children, Randy operates Eloheh Village and Eloheh Farm in Newberg, Oregon. Randy is one of the most respected practitioner/teachers of contextualized Native ministry in the USA and Canada. He is currently serving as Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture at George Fox Seminary. Randy's latest book, Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision has been nominated for the coveted Grawemeyer Award.