Canadian Council of Churches

Our Staff

Deivit Montealegre, MA

Teaching, Research, and Program Assistant, Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning

Deivit’s main role with the CCC is to provide support to the Associate Secretary of the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning. Deivit has dual Colombian and Argentinian citizenship. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto in economics and theology He holds a master’s degree in theology from the same university, a diploma in Ecumenical Studies and Interculturality from the University of Geneva and Bossey Ecumenical Institute, and a bachelor in theology from UNIBAUTISTA, Cali, Colombia. In the past, Deivit has served as Educational Consultant for the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) of the World Council of Churches and as Program Assistant of Latin American Program.  

Deivit is a living testimony of how intercultural ministry is a powerful tool to transform lives and society. He is convinced that intercultural ministry is crucial for social change and one of the fundamental ways to connect ecclesial, social, political, and economic responsibility with God’s message of life, justice, and salvation for all.

Nadia VanderKuip

Teaching, Research, and Program Assistant

Based on the West Coast, on the traditional lands of the sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen First Nations), Nadia’s role with CCC is to support the work of the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and learning. A social introvert, Nadia can be lured out of doors to tend gardens of both the literal and figurative nature. She is a pastor at heart, but a nerd in thought. Nadia has spent most of her adult life in urban and international ministry, in Canada, the USA and Africa blending academic rigor with practical hands on ministry. Nadia holds degrees in marketing and education as well as an MDiv earned at Carey Theological College.

She loves her family fiercely, always has a stack of books she is reading, believes in the theology of radical welcome and is reimagining faith all the time.