Program Coordinator - Human Services
B.R.E., Hillcrest Christian College, 1977; M.A.R., Western Evangelical Seminary, 1979; L.P.C. (Licensed Professional Counselor), Montana State University, 1985-1987; Ed.D. (ABD), University of Montana, 2001-2008
Virginia has been a faculty member and administrator in college and K-12 education for 30 years. She was a faculty member at RMC 1992 - 2004 in psychology and counseling, and was involved in establishing the programs in human services. This year she joined the Pathways team as Coordinator for the Human Services Program. She is currently Vice-Principal of Learning Support Services for an online K-12 school in British Columbia, where she also teaches social-emotional-learning classes for middle school students who have developmental disabilities. She was a faculty member at Taylor University College and at Columbia Bible College, and most recently concluded 10 years as an instructor at Ridge Meadows College in Vancouver, BC.
Through her employment and in a wide range of volunteer commitments, Virginia has worked in counselling and support programs for rehabilitation services; as a counselor to groups addressing anxiety and depression; as a therapeutic foster parent; as a child and youth care counselor; and as a crisis intervention counselor. She worked as a life skills instructor in one of the BC provincial prisons, and also volunteered there with the chaplains to provide pastoral care to those incarcerated and to their families.
Virginia and her husband live in Abbotsford, BC and attend St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. She is a member of the church council, and involved in pastoral care, children’s ministries, and music. When away from work contexts she plays the flute, collects vintage milk glass, hikes, and takes road trips with her grandchildren. If she ever retires, her plan is to enter chaplaincy work in hospices and prisons.