Magazine article Anglican Journal

Federation of Schools Reviews Mission after Director's Early Departure; Christopher Lind Served Three Years of Five-Year Contract

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Federation of Schools Reviews Mission after Director's Early Departure; Christopher Lind Served Three Years of Five-Year Contract

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STAFF

The Toronto School of Theology (TST) has announced the resignation of Christopher Lind as director.

"Dr. Lind and the Board (of Trustees) have agreed that a fundamental review of the mission and governance of the school is needed and that new leadership would be required to accomplish this goal," the TST said in a statement issued June 20.

Mr. Lind opted to leave after serving three of his five-year contract, said Canon David Neelands, a member of the TST board of trustees who is serving as interim director.

Mr. Lind was not available for comment.

Mr. Neelands denied speculation that Mr. Lind left because of clashing visions with the board on how best to run the TST. "I've heard some rumors but I know of no clashing visions," Mr. Neelands said in an interview. "There are differences of opinions as in any federation. But there are no irreconcilable visions ... It's (TST) an amazing enterprise and includes groups that normally don't get together. We have the most diverse consortium. …

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