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.


Mark Wessner

Mark Wessner (PhD) has recently moved from Prince George to the Fraser Valley to become the President of MB Seminary.  While in Prince George, Mark was a pastor at Westwood Church for ten years, and was involved commercial, industrial and residential land development for 12 years prior to that.  Over the years, Mark has also been a hospital chaplain, prison chaplain, and university sports chaplain.  When not spending time with his wife and two daughters, Mark loves to run and hike trails all over BC.