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Chaplaincy Service

Ridgetown Campus is pleased to have the services of Rev. Doug Rowley to assist in the spiritual needs of students of all faiths. Rev. Rowley is on campus part-time and welcomes your visits and inquiries.

About Doug, the chaplain guy

Rev. Doug Rowley has lived in Chatham-Kent since 1996. He served as the senior pastor of Glad Tidings Community Church, Blenheim until 2004. He then decided to 'take a break' and began a landscaping contracting business called The Country Parson's Homes and Gardens. While doing this, Doug also became the Managing Director of EMERGE Ministries Canada (A Christian Counselling Service), the President of Compass Coaching International™, and a Certified Master Life Coach and Coach Trainer with Compass Coaching International™.

n 2006, Doug added to his helping profession by becoming the first chaplain at the Ridgetown Campus. More recently (March 2008), Doug accepted the lead minister position at the local church called The Gathering Place Community Church located in Ridgetown, On. Doug serves on the Board of the Chatham Christian School, and the local Greenwood Cemetery.

Though our chaplain is juggling all these roles, you can find him on campus wandering around making himself available to anyone who wants to chat, or call to make an appointment in an office he shares with campus counselors in the Reek Building, room 102. He can be contacted at 519-355-8867.

He and his wife Suzanne live on a couple of acres with their youngest of three children, a dog named Maisy, and a cat named Johnny Cash. Doug is an avid Toronto Maple Leaf fan, plays guitar, loves board games, and pretends to be a farmer.

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