Kara Mandryk



Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality

B.A. Providence College, 1995
M.A. Providence Theological Seminary, 2001
D.W.S. The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, 2006






Teaching Fields

Christian Spirituality
Worship Studies


Professional Experience

2006 - Present: Providence University College, Assistant Professor
2011: Providence University College, Biblical and Theological Studies Department Chair
2001 - 2005: Lecturer in Spiritual Formation and Worship Studies
1998 - 2002: Director of Field Education


Professional Associations

Ordained Priest in the Anglican Church of Canada
Instructor at Henry Budd College for Ministry
Doctoral Thesis Supervisor for Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies



"Designing Healing Liturgies" Order of St. Luke National Conference, August 2011

“Contemplative Prayer” Prairie Leadership Development Network, February 11, 2011

“Don’t Just Sit There” Getting Involved in Worship” ACSI MB Student Leaders Conference October 21, 2010

"Lectio Divina" Holy Trinity Anglican Church Parish Day, November 2009

"Contemplative Worship" Manitoba Youth Ministry Conference, October 2009

"Inspiring Creativity" Good News Fellowship Leaders Seminar, October 2009

"Living a Christ Centred Life" North Kildonan MB women's conference, September 2009

"The Simple Life: Monastic Spirituality Outside the Cloister Walls " St. Benedict's Table/Aqua Books Idea Exchange, March 2009

"Ancient Rituals for a New Generation" ACSI MB Teacher's Convention, February 2009

"Formative Spirituality" CACSD Regional Conference, November 2008

"What's So Great About Worship" ACSI MB student leaders conference, October 2008

"Worship as Storytelling" Presbyterian worship renewal conference, hosted by St. John's Presbyterian Church, March 9-10/07.

"The Convergence Movement in Contemporary Worship." Didaskalia 17 no. 2(2006): 19-36.

"Gathered Together: The Nature and Function of Corporate Worship" SEMCEC, October 2004

"Worship Design: Art or Science?" SEMCEC, October 2004

"Beyond Whatever: Meaningful Mentoring in the 21st Century" SEMCEC, October 2002

Contributing author in Success Secrets of University Students Instructor’s Manual, Lilly J. Schubert Walker, Dieter Jurgen Schonwetter, Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, 2003.


Personal Interests

Listening to jazz divas, opera and world music
Cooking and baking
Soccer and skating
Skype-ing with family and friends


Course Information


Course Syllabi

116.32 Special Studies in Theology II: Worship and Ethics

117.21 Christian Spirituality II: Rituals of Prayer

117.31 Biblical Theology of Worship

451.11 Foundations of Christian Worship

451.21 The Use of Art and Technology in Worship

453.41 Senior Seminar in Worship



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