Dr. Cindy Aalders is Director of the John Richard Allison Library and Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity. As Library Director, Cindy works to provide excellent library resources through acquiring new books, subscribing to relevant journals and databases, and managing the various collections held by the library. She also oversees all library services, and supports such services by providing library instruction and research guidance through workshops, classroom teaching, and individual appointment. Cindy holds MCS and ThM degrees (both in Spiritual Theology) from Regent, and a DPhil (in History) from the University of Oxford.
To view her faculty profile, please go to Cindy Aalders.
As Puritan Project Assistant, Jenny-Lyn works on acquiring rare books, preserving the current collections, and looking for ways to make them useful for patrons. After reading John Owen's Mortification of Sin and On Communion with God, she fell in love with everything Puritan and wrote her master's thesis on Calvin's and Owen's views of experiencing the Holy Spirit in prayer at Ambrose University (Calgary, AB). She is currently working on a PhD in church history at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kansas City, MO) and writes for historicaltheology.org. She and her husband attend Richmond Alliance Church, where JD serves as Associate Pastor. To see photos and reflections on our rare books and stay updated on recent acquisitions, follow her on instagram @puritanjenny.
As the Circulation Coordinator, Alex co-ordinates the Allison Library's circulation functions as well as manages all patron accounts. He oversees an excellent staff of student circulation clerks who work to support students, faculty, staff, and the community by providing personal and courteous service and a pleasant academic environment for study. A lifelong Vancouverite, Alex recently finished his MA (History of Christianity) at Regent College and is presently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from the University of British Columbia. In his spare time he enjoys reading and listening to the music of Mark Heard, Bill Mallonee, and Pierce Pettis.
In her role as the Technical Services Librarian, Audrey specializes in cataloguing (describing) and classifying (organizing by subject material) all materials brought into the library. She obtained her Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) at the University of British Columbia and her MA (Church History) at Regent College. She is the longest serving library staff member.