Ted Dodd and Ann Naylor co-recipients of Davidson Award for Excellence in Theological Education

Ted Dodd and Ann Naylor co-recipients of Davidson Award for Excellence in Theological Education

The Centre for Christian Studies is pleased to announce that Ann Naylor and Ted Dodd, program staff at CCS, have been named as the 2012 recipients of the prestigous Davidson Trust Award for excellence in theological education, awarded by the United Church of Canada Foundation.

“It is the intent of the committee to acknowledge and promote excellence of both scholarship and teaching in theological education in making this annual award.  Your contribution to theological studies and training, particularly in the area of Diaconal Ministry, is valued by the school and the wider church.”

“Congratulations to you for this prestigious award in recognition of your considerable contribution to The United Church of Canada.”

– Melodie Mui, Leadership Development, Communities in Ministry.

This is the first time the Davidson Trust Award has been given jointly to members of a faculty.  At CCS we are proud of our collaborative, non-competitive approach to education, and we see this recognition of both Ted and Ann as an affirmation of those values.

Ted Dodd, CCS Program Staff, Davidson Award recipient

Ann Naylor, CCS Program Staff, Davidson Award recipient

Comments: 15

  1. Deb Kigar says:

    Such an excellent tribute to an amazing pair! Proud to say I have learned from the two of you. Blessings & Congratulations to you both.

  2. Sharilynn Upsdell says:

    This is a wonderful acknowledgement for two very gifted educators! Congratulations Ann and Ted! Well deserved!

  3. Alice Watson says:

    Well deserved, is right! You are both such wonderful educators and mentors! I have benefited greatly from the learning you have offered with graciousness, openness and trust. Excellence in theological education–right on!

  4. Kim Shantz says:

    Congratulations Ann and Ted. Your model of shared ministry is once again lived out in this chapter of your Educational Ministry careers!! Spiral on!

  5. Mark Laird says:

    Two words…..WOO HOO.

  6. Helen Reed says:

    Congratulations! You truly deserve this tribute and recognition for your inspiring and transforming work. Thank you for sharing with us.

  7. Christina Paradela says:

    Congrats!!! I feel so privileged to have learned with both of you!

  8. Terrie Chedore says:

    Congratulations, Ann and Ted. What an honour for you both! This award of excellence reflects the richness that you bring to the student body, to Diaconal Ministry and to the community that is CCS. I echo Mark Laird in saying, WOO HOO!!!

  9. Jim Hatherly says:

    I am so pleased to see this recognition of your quality and commitment to teaching, to theology and its application and also to effective teaming. Well done and well deserved!

  10. Mary Ann Pastuck says:

    Congratulations Ann and Ted. How wonderful for you and all of us. Thank you for your commitment and passion.

  11. kimiko says:

    I have been blessed by both of you. Well deserved and well done!
    🙂 !!!!!!!

  12. Catherine Gutjahr says:

    There is no doubt in my mind that the two of you are gifted educators. I’m so glad that the greater church has recognized it with this award. Congratulations Ann and Ted

  13. barb janes says:

    You two are astonishing. Thanks for your ministry of education, challenge, wisdom and laughter. Celebrate well!

  14. Beth Walker says:

    Wonder – filled, amazing, inspiring….. Congradulations Ann and Ted!

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