Professor Vander Velden is deeply invested in inter-disciplinary study, having a BRE (Christian Ministries Major), an MA in Theological Studies, an MA in Counselling, and a PhD in Systematic Theology. Her major research projects have focused on pastoral responses to human suffering and the study of theological epistemology—how it is that human beings are formed holistically in faith—with implications for counselling and ministering to individuals and communities who struggle with the profound disorientation of mental illness.
Doctor of Philosophy, Systematic Theology
Academic Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Mangina
Master of Arts, Counselling
Master of Arts, Theological Studies
Bachelor of Religious Education, Christian Ministries Major