About

CPC exists to...

(Click each word to find out what we mean.)

Cultivate

We nurture, inspire, and awaken students toward a place of flourishing and thriving. Like planting a seed, we work at the soil, helping give room and resources for growth and maturity. This means education in the classroom, building trusted relationship, and giving space to ask questions and wonder. This is where they grow.

Wonder

Our end goal is not just head knowledge but the ability to discern, ask questions, be curious, and see the beauty and profoundness that is revealed through the lens of of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

How do we "cultivate wonder"?

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We seek to reveal, continue, and participate in the ongoing and historical conversation of our faith—the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. We wrestle the questions and ideas of our time and culture through this lens, inviting others into it with us. It demands more than just observation but a full, entering into with our hearts, minds, and souls. As we do this, our faith is inspired and made more alive in the present.

The more we explore ideas different than ours, the more clear and sure we see ours. We purposely seek out truth, goodness, and beauty in a context of diversity. This is more than just ecumenical conversation but a posture of seeing Christ in the other first. This encounter happens by creating a physical and emotional space that breaks down walls and gives people a place to belong. We stay true to our beliefs finding common ground with others, then walking side by side toward truth.

Seeking out the good, true, and beautiful in the time and culture we are in right now means not hiding from the world but looking for those things within it. We engage literature, music, art, and cultures, sifting through to find the beauty God has infused. We do not accept all the things of the world but allow what is from God to seep through.

In everything we do and everywhere we go, in and out of the classroom, we strive to live grace-filled lives. It’s not a one-time thing but a constant journey. As we continually seek holiness, choosing words, actions, and an attitude that models Christ, we become icons that help point our students, peers, and community towards the reality of Christ.

We seek others out and make them feel welcome the moment they step into our lives. It comes to life in the intimacy of our physical space but also the space between our people—the trust and relationship between students, staff, TWU community, and those in our local community. Together, all these things foster a place of physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional belonging.

About Us

Formerly known as Redeemer Pacific College, Catholic Pacific College (CPC) enjoys a unique partnership with Trinity Western University (TWU) as an affiliate institution. CPC is located at the entrance of Trinity's Langley campus, just west of the Salmon River. With merely a five minute walk from the main campus, CPC is an amazing opportunity for TWU students to incorporate faithful Catholic formation into their undergraduate degree.

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Catholic Pacific College’s mission, in its unique ecumenical setting at TWU, is to educate students in the true, good, and beautiful culminating in the person of Jesus Christ as illumined in the living tradition of the Catholic Church.

To take courses at the college, prospective students must first be admitted into TWU (apply to TWU here). Since all CPC students are TWU students, every course that is taken at CPC counts toward any one of the 45+ undergraduate majors offered by TWU. You can register for courses at CPC after you have been admitted into Trinity Western. CPC's courses are conveniently listed with all TWU courses and students simply select Catholic courses while they choose others for their respective programs.

To take full advantage of Catholic Pacific College's academic presence at TWU consider taking the Catholic Formation Track (CFT) of the TWU Core Curriculum. TWU's liberal arts core curriculum is aimed at forming well-rounded individuals by providing a dynamic range of subjects from art & culture to humanities and sciences. Imagine, then, attending this amazing university plus being formed in and by the Catholic intellectual tradition. At CPC, you can be. The CFT is composed of 11 fundamental courses. Students take these courses throughout their undergraduate academic careers (typically 4 years).

*The remaining 4 courses are then chosen according to TWU's Core Curriculum Checklist

September 1999

Founding

tomhamel circle 145Redeemer Pacific College is founded by Tom Hamel who becomes first President of RPC

September 1999

January 2000

Class begins

First classes for Redeemer Pacific begin in Spring 2000

September 2012

New President

Dr. Christine Jones becomes the second President of RPC

September 2012

September 2015

College rebrand

Redeemer Pacific College changes name to Catholic Pacific College cpc medallion 8b0000 transparent 75

September 2020

Catholic Formation Track

CPC launches new Catholic Formation Track of the Trinity Western University core curriculum.

September 2020

Meet the Team

Administrative Staff

MaryAnn Hessels

MaryAnn Hessels
Executive Director

Dr. Andrew Kaethler

Dr. Andrew Kaethler
Academic Dean

Scott Roy

Scott Roy
Director of Development & External Relations (includes Admissions)

Sherri Van Vliet

José Méndez Campos
Admissions Counsellor

Sherri Van Vliet

Sherri Van Vliet
Office Manager & Student Life Coordinator

Sherri Van Vliet

Anthony Nootebos
CPSA President

Meet the CPC Faculty

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Dr. Andrew Kaethler
Assistant Professor

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Fr. David Bellusci, O.P.
Assistant Professor

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Prof. David Henderson
Assistant Professor

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Dr. David Baird
Visiting Professor

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Dr. Carly Henderson
Session Instructor

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Prof. Vic Cavalli
Sessional Instructor

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Dr. Germain McKenzie
Sessional Instructor

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Prof. Loranne Brown
Sessional Instuctor

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Prof. Rachel Lacy-Boersma
Sessional Instructor

Governors & Regents

View Governors & Regents page

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Mr. J.M. Boyd - Chair

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver

Fr. Deacon Andrew Bennett

Mrs. MaryAnn Hessels

Mr. Thomas Crean - Treasurer

Mr. Scott Middleton

Mr. Jim Vukets - Secretary

Mrs. Marion Nundal

Mr. Rhys Volkenant

Mr. Curtis Van Noort

Mr. Kent Sturton

 

REGENTS

Mrs. Wilhelmina VanVliet

Mr. Michel Gloanec

Mrs. Neysa Finnie

Mr. Michael Garisto

Hon. Gerry St. Germain, PC

Dr. Andrew Minto

Mrs. Dorothy Van der Zalm

Ms. Sally Wong

Mr. Don Nundal (in memory of)

Mrs. Ann Marie Sweeney (in memory of)

Mr. Hugh Buckley (in memory of)