Executive Director of ACTS
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Associate Professor of Leadership
An energetic, creative, and collaborative leader, Dr. Saffold has extensive experience in organizational and ministry leadership. Originally a pastor with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada, Dr. Saffold joined the staff of Trinity Western University in 1978, eventually serving in a number of roles including Dean of Trinity Western Seminary, Executive Vice President of the University, and Chief Executive of ACTS Seminaries.
In 2006, Dr. Saffold joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, Canada where he served as Executive Director of Ministries, overseeing the organization’s many-faceted ministry operations both in Canada and internationally. Working with the teams there, Dr. Saffold contributed to refocusing the organization for more contemporary ministry and changing its name to Power to Change.
Dr. Saffold rejoined the work of Trinity Western University in 2014, working on legal and public communication projects before being appointed as Executive Director of ACTS Seminaries in 2016. He is currently engaged in a broad-based project in Thailand to support the Thai National Plan for the Evangelization of Thailand.
BSc - University of Illinois
MDiv - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
EdD in Educational Leadership - Seattle University