The Venerable Dr. Kara Mandryk
The Ven. Dr. Kara Mandryk is a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada and the Archdeacon for Ministry and Training in the Diocese of Brandon. She has her Master’s degree in Biblical Studies and her Doctoral work focused on the adaptation of ancient spiritual disciplines and rituals for young adults in the 21st century. Born and raised in Winnipeg, she is descended from Scottish and Ukrainian settlers. Kara previously taught at Providence University College for 15 years and now serves as the Regional Dean and a “priest at large” in The Pas Deanery, leading services in OCN and surrounding communities such as Moose Lake, Flin Flon, Snow Lake, Thompson, and Wabowden. She also serves as a tutor for the Indigenous Studies program at Vancouver School of Theology. Kara enjoys music, reading, gardening, baking, and hosting people in their peaceful The Pas home. She is privileged to teach and learn alongside people with diverse liturgical, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds
The Venerable Lydia Constant
Elder and Sessional Instructor
The Venerable Lydia Constant has been a constant at Henry Budd College for Ministry since its founding in 1980. She has studied as a student, worked as an administrator, and is a faculty member and tutor. Lydia serves as the College Elder, offering advice and perspective, and mentoring to those seeking ordination and as well as the newly ordained. Lydia’s impact and influence at Henry Budd College can hardly be exaggerated – she provides not only institutional memory, but support and counsel as we look to the future of ministry education in the North. Ordained in 1987, Lydia has a great deal of experience in parish ministry as well as ministry to the community. In addition to her work with the Anglican Church, she serves as an elder at Joe A. Ross School, teaching Bible lessons to the students, and she also serves as a consulting elder in the Cree language for the Opaskwayak Educational Authority. Lydia is the mother of 3, grandmother of 9, great grandmother of 1, and an elder to us all.