New President

Glen Werner, Briercrest College and Seminary's board chairman, is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael B. Pawelke has been chosen as Briercrest's next president.

"We are excited that Dr. Pawelke has agreed to be our next president," Werner said. "We were looking for a man who shares Briercrest's ethos and mission and also understands both the value of Briercrest's strong academics and the unique relationship we have with the church. He is a gifted leader, a wonderful orator and a man with a servant heart. We are blessed to have him lead us forward."  News Release 

Dr. Michael B. Pawelke

"I am deeply honoured to be invited to serve as President of Briercrest College and Seminary and it is with gratitude, humility, and joy that I accept this invitation. I will look forward to my partnership with the board, cabinet, faculty, staff, and students of Briercrest College and Seminary and Caronport High School. I count this as both a gift and a stewardship that I will seek to discharge with God's grace and strength. Briercrest has a rich heritage serving the mission of Christ in Canada for over 75 years. It is with passion and conviction that I will embrace the responsibility of continuing to honour this testimony and seek to advance its mission. To do this, I am looking forward partnering with you, our faithful constituency of alumni, supporters, colleagues, and friends. I hope to connect with and meet as many of you as I possibly can in order to encourage you and join with you in advancing the purposes of Christ in our nation and around the world."

We want to reach students, we want to get the word out that this is the place to consider for your education experience. I'm anxious to be connecting with our constituency and with perspective students with the view of really inviting them on our journey and into the experience of Briercrest as an academic and a transformative kind of community in their lives.

Key Dates

  • Start date - April 29, 2013
  • Installation ceremony being planned for the fall.