Welcome to the team: Bernard Westerveld

Watch Bernard’s self-introduction here

Since February 1st, Bernard (Ben) Westerveld has joined the Farel staff as professor and administrator. Besides teaching courses for Farel in Reformed confessions and practical theology, Ben will develop popular level courses in Reformed theology and life.

Having grown up in a Reformed Chistian family in Dunnville, Ontario, Ben’s interests wavered between politics and the pastoral ministry. Somehow Quebec got into the mix. In 1995, while studying at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), Ben sensed a strong call to serve the Reformed mission in Quebec.

With his wife, Melanie, and their eight children, they settled in Quebec City where Ben served the Église réformée St-Marc as pastor for just over twenty-years. Having taught the course Reformed Confessions for Farel in 2020, Ben discovered an interest in training men for the ministry. At the same time, he desires to feed a growing curiosity amongst Quebec evangelicals for Reformed theology and for living the Reformed faith in the world.