Dr. John Wilkinson is known by many as the ‘godfather of youth ministry’. You only have to mention his name to youth pastors and they smile knowing that at some point his message, his teaching, his encouragement and the people that he influenced have touched them in some way. He is no stranger to Tyndale, having served in various positions, including faculty member and dean, during his 25-year tenure. In the Fall Graduation ceremony, Dr. Wilkinson was installed as the 8th Chancellor.
His work with children and youth in the area of camping is legendary. Dr. Wilkinson was the first General Director of two influential summer camps in Ontario: Muskoka Woods Sports Resort and Canadian Keswick Youth Camp. He currently serves as the Executive Coach and Strategist of Youth Unlimited, as well as for the Eastern Region of Youth for Christ Canada. At his installation, President Dr. Gary Nelson said, “[Dr. Wilkinson] and his wife Trish bring a love for this place and a deep commitment to Christian higher education.”
Photos of Dr. John Wilkinson's Installation
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