The Gifts of an Interim President — Counting our blessings!

Evangel – Summer 2012



Last September Brent Williams offered to step in as interim president while the Presidential search committee looked for ABC’s next leader. God blesses when a man in transition offers his gifts to a community in transition. Brent’s humility made it possible for him to acknowledge that he knew little about the world of academia. We quickly learned that although he may not understand the specifics of Christian Higher education, he does understand people, and team, and collaborative ministry. Under Brent’s leadership, this past year has not been about waiting for a new president to arrive; rather it’s been about evaluating, and dreaming, and moving into the future. He has rekindled old friendships and made new ones. There has been much laughter and hope as we worked and studied together. This transitional year was a positive, growing experience. We thank God for Brent’s encouragement and his willingness to serve with us. We wish him well as he explores new opportunities.

Brent served as interim president of Alberta Bible College for the academic term of 2011 – 2012. He currently serves on Bow Valley Christian Church’s staff as Executive Pastor.