People profiles

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Rev. Brian Bork

Christian Reformed Chaplain

Brian is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church, a denomination famous for its love of universities and all things bookish. He’s been a chaplain at UW and Laurier since 2008, and has loved getting to know the institutions and their students, faculty, and staff.

Brian is available by appointment, and when things open up again, he'll keep regular office hours in the SLC Chaplains Office (3108 SLC). Feel free to drop by and say hi, or get in touch with him at bbork@uwaterloo.ca. He’ll always pick up the tab for coffee.

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Rabbi Moshe Goldman

Jewish Chaplain

Rabbi Moshe Goldman was born and raised in New York, and studied in Yeshivas (rabbinical schools) in New York, Israel, Montreal and Moscow, culminating with his graduation from the Rabbinical College of America in 2005. In addition he has traveled on Chabad tours of duty in Sweden, Israel, and various cities throughout the USA, leading holiday events, youth programming and general community activism.

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Ryan Kreuzer

Team Leader, Power To Change
Ryan and his wife Ashley have worked for Power to Change since 2007 in the Waterloo Region.  They have two children, Matthew and Emma.  Ryan loves to play with his children and their toys, play basketball, build things, and spend time in the great outdoors.  
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Erika Toffelmire

St. Jerome’s Campus Ministry Coordinator

I’m a St. Jerome’s alumni who is thrilled to be back working as the Campus Ministry Coordinator. I work closely with the worshipping community at St. Jerome’s and all students, helping to coordinate programs and opportunities for people to put their faith into action.

I’m passionate about social justice, peace, and our role in bringing about God’s Kingdom. I love to have discussions about the big questions and I welcome conversations with everyone.

Come visit me at St. Jerome’s- I would love to connect with you.

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Fr. Christopher Rigden-Briscall

Eastern Orthodox Chaplain

I am originally from the West Coast and moved to Waterloo in 2008. I was raised in the Anglican Church and journeyed through many different Christian traditions finally converting to Eastern Orthodox Christianity in 1996. I was ordained to the priesthood in 2005, after attending St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York. I serve as the pastor of the Christ the Saviour Antiochian Orthodox Church here in Waterloo and I am thankful that our parish recognizes that serving the students and faculty and staff at UW is a critical part of my ministry and the life of our parish family. 

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Ayse Erenay

Muslim Chaplain

Ayse was born and raised in Turkey. She completed a master’s degree in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy and is currently pursuing a PhD in the same field, both from Martin Luther University College which is federated with Wilfred Laurier University. She is registered psychotherapist (qualifying) with CRPO (the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and an associate member of the CASC (Canadian Association for Spiritual Care).

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Rania Lawendy

Muslim Chaplain

Rania is a trilingual first generational Canadian Muslim who has had five children.  She is a social activist that has dedicated her life to community development and activism. She has been a voting member of the CYPT for the last five years.  She is currently serving on the National Executive Council of MAC. She is the director of MAC Youth Juniors nationally.