David Wiseman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
University Community Centre, room 38BDavid G. Wiseman
<dwisema2[at]uwo.ca> is the Baptist Chaplain at Western. He is currently completing his Masters of Theological Studies (with a concentration in Chaplaincy) at Huron University College. His background is, to say the least, eclectic. His father has been, at different times, a pastor, a missionary (at least twice) and an active member in various churches which tended to have him moving every 2 or 3 years. High School was completed in The Republic of South Africa (Roodepoort, just west of Johannesburg) after which he came to Western where he majored in Computer Science while writing and teaching Bible courses at his local Baptist church. After graduating he worked for the Department of Computer Science (on staff but also as a lecturer) for some 31 years before retiring (early). Throughout that period he continued to write and teach Bible courses for his church. He was also involved in two church plants here in London (one Baptist and one Presbyterian).
Shortly after his retirement, he and his wife ended up teaching Middle School and High School in Bangladesh where he fell into the position of High School Chaplain. Upon his return, having had more fun being a Chaplain than expected, he came back to Western to study Chaplaincy at the Masters level. He continues to frustrate his father by refusing to announce any plans for what he will do after he finishes this degree. However, what we can say is that he is working as an intern Chaplain at Western while he finishes it.
David will be hosting the following activities during the 2017-2018 academic term:
- Alpha, a weekly discussion group on the basics of Christianity. An excellent opportunity for non-Christians to learn about what Christians believe - and why. His particular session will be hosted by Huron University College but held in the Chaplains' Centre in UCC 38b on Thursdays beginning September 28th at 5pm. And, yes, we'll feed you.
- Wanna Talk? A chance to sit and talk with someone who isn't connected to your life but certainly understands how things operate here at Western. Think of a Chaplain as someone who is there to listen as you figure things out but won't talk about your issues with anyone else. No, I won't feed you but the coffee (or tea or hot chocolate) is free. Wanna Talk? is currently running on Monday between 10am and 3pm.