Burman University is excited to welcome Pastor Massiel Davila-Ferrer as its new campus chaplain. Pastor Massiel will assume her new duties on August 1, 2019. Massiel is no stranger to Burman University as she has previously served as the Pastor of Nurture for the College Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lacombe, Alberta. She joins the Burman campus alongside her husband, Jr, who serves as VP for Marketing and Enrolment for the university.
Massiel graduated from Burman University in 2005 with her bachelor’s in Religious Studies and then pastored from 2005-2009 at the Aldergrove Seventh-day Adventist Church (now Church In The Valley) in the British Columbia Conference. In 2012 she graduated with her Masters in Divinity from the Andrews University Theological Seminary in Michigan and since then, has been serving at the College Heights Church in Lacombe, Alberta.
Spending the last eight years as part of the pastoral team at the College Heights Church has afforded Massiel the opportunity to interact and build relationships with the Burman students. “My time as a student at Burman University was a transformational experience for me. My involvement in campus ministries opened up doors for me to be mentored by the chaplains and pastors, that helped shape my view of the church and the world. I am excited about the opportunity to walk beside these students I have loved for the last 8 years from my role in our campus church in a more hands on way as chaplain,” says Massiel.
“I am delighted that Pastor Massiel is taking this important role for the university,” says Dr. Loren Agrey, President of Burman University. “At Burman we want to prepare students for an active faith experience and it is through our campus ministries program led by our Chaplains that we work to accomplish this important goal. We are grateful that the Alberta Conference has partnered with us and assigned Pastor Massiel to Burman University,” he says. “Not only does she bring many years of experience in ministry but her familiarity with our campus and students will ensure a smooth transition into the chaplaincy role. We are excited for the leadership and passion that Pastor Massiel will bring to our campus.”
Pastor Massiel will assume the chaplaincy role August 1, 2019.