PCO Faculty

Ken Esau has been teaching Bible (OT) and Theology at Columbia Bible College (Abbotsford, BC) for the past 26 years and has served for 11 of those years as the Director of the Biblical Studies Program. Ken’s passion is discerning the larger Mission of God within the biblical text and encouraging students to commit their lives to Jesus and to God’s Kingdom mission. He is the treasurer for The Life Centre which is an intercultural church in the heart of Abbotsford. He and his wife Karen have three adult children.


Bruce Guenther 2 Dec07

Bruce Guenther has a PhD from McGill University. As a professor, Bruce strives for excellence both as a competent scholar within the discipline of church history, and as a capable communicator and guide to learning in the classroom. Bruce has a particular passion for helping students to think critically about their faith experience without becoming cynical, to historicize their church tradition without discrediting it, and to recognize the relationship in the life of the church between cultural forces and the work of the Holy Spirit. Bruce currently teaches with MB Seminary within the ACTS consortium at Trinity Western University. He and his wife, Lois have three children: Cameron, Karyn and Kyle.


Ingrid Reichard is currently CCMBC’s National Faith and Life director, based out of Waterloo, Ont. Ingrid’s studies at Heritage Seminary and at McMaster Divinity College centred on biblical studies with a focus on the Old Testament. Ingrid has a DMin in spiritual formation from Tyndale Seminary, where she also trained as a spiritual director in the evangelical tradition. Ingrid has served the MB family in pastoral roles, as chair of the Ontario Board of Faith and Life, and on the Ontario and national Executive Boards. She is currently the chair of the National Faith & Life Team and also serves on the MB Seminary board. Ingrid and Scott have been married 30 years and have 2 adult sons who serve alongside them at Glencairn MB church in Kitchener.