Faculty & Staff
Marissa Moore is the new Librarian at Alberta Bible College and thrilled to be here! She enjoys board games, superhero cartoons. sewing costumes, and hitting people with foam swords, so if you ever want to have a chat about these things (or learn the mighty art of foam sword fighting) drop on in! Professionally, Marissa has worked as a public librarian in the sunny Okanagan for about as long as she’s been working and has her Master’s in Library Science. She loves organizing, order, and gathering statistics, but please don’t let that frighten you. The library is a great place to get a book and a smile. Marissa recently moved to Calgary to get married to her lovely husband Spencer Moore. Welcome Marissa!
“What does strawberry taste like?” – How do we share a flavor we love with someone who has never tasted it?
I feel this is the conundrum I have been tasked with unlocking. How do I help people get a picture of the impact, the changed lives, the fruit produced here at ABC? I have been brought to tears numerous times by the stories people have shared with me. ABC has continued to grow so much in the years since I attended. PACE – what an amazing ministry, who knew? How do I help you experience it with me? That really is why I’m here, when you boil it down.
My journey? I have had a varied journey on my way to ABC…having graduated here in 1991, and then completed Seminary I came back to Alberta, and preached in Edmonton for 7 years. Then the Lord took me out of that role, and into business, while he did long-overdue internal journey work in my heart. Along the way, my beautiful wife and I had three little bundles of energy with their own dreams and gifts. Those little bundles have all grown up now, and flown the coop.
But before they left, we made our way to Oakville, Ontario for about 7 years. I played around with a bunch of computer programs…getting to manage a large company’s shared applications while working large IT & marketing projects. I mean what else do you do with an M. Div degree?
In 2013, we sensed God saying we needed to come back to Calgary, so we said good-bye to work, friends, and our kingdom family to head back West. We splashed down in Calgary, the week of “the flood”. After a number of years in the wilderness of corporate consulting here in Calgary, I landed in what feels like the reason for the last 28 years of life training that have gone by since I left ABC.
Esse Quam Videri
I teach in a theological institution because I myself have learned from men and women who have taught in these places with much wisdom, sensibility, sensitivity, and integrity. Their faithfulness inspires me to be faithful in the world of theological education. My primary academic interests lie within the field of biblical studies. I am convinced that when we hold scripture in our hands we are at the same time dealing with the inspired word of God and a human work of art. It is God’s story of salvation in which we find meaning and purpose for our own personal narratives. My desire is that whether our students spend one semester or four years at ABC that they learn to engage all of life theologically (cf. Col 3:17), that they become increasingly conformed to the image of Christ (cf. Rom 8:28, 29), and that they live out their vocation as image bearers of God (cf. Genesis 1:26, 27). My studies have included undergraduate degrees in journalism (Mount Royal College) and Christian education (Alberta Bible College), as well as a master’s degree from Wycliffe College (University of Toronto). I am grateful to be married to my beautiful wife Brenda, and we have equally beautiful daughter, Holly.