Several years ago I was made aware of the Institute for Worship Studies founded by Robert Webber, and I am now completing my Doctor of Worship studies at that institution.
It has been very challenging to balance study with church ministry and family, but I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow. There are opportunities ahead that will continue to stretch me, as I hope to do some writing in the area of worship.
As an NABC student of 1969-70 I never dreamed of the opportunities and responsibilities that God would give me. Many times I have had to be prodded by the Holy Spirit and Stan.
God has been faithful to us through every challenge of life. There have been some particularly difficult occasions on the journey when I have had to examine myself before God, asking whether my identity is in what I do in ministry and who I am as a person or whether I really find my identity in Jesus. My heartfelt desire is that I will keep my eyes fixed on Jesus, the “pioneer and perfecter” of my faith (Hebrews 12:2).
Since the writing of this article Edna’s husband Stan unexpectedly passed away. Stan was my husband’s uncle, teacher, mentor & friend. We will all miss him terribly and our prayers are with Edna and her family.
Edna resides in Vancouver along with their married children, Joel and his wife Jenn, Corina her husband Chris, and granddaughter Anika. Edna would love to hear from former classmates.