Randy Wollf, PhD


Director of the ACTS World Campus
Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Leadership Studies 

MB Seminary

Randy loves to build capacity in individuals, teams and organizations through leadership coaching/training and innovative, visionary leadership. He is passionate about serving churches and other strategic Christian organizations in Canada and around the world as they attempt to make a maximum impact for Christ.

Randy grew up in Caronport, Saskatchewan where his parents were on staff with Briercrest Schools. After completing two years at the Bible School there, he went to Trinity Western University where he met the love of his life (although it took Lore and him a few years to realize that it was “meant to be”). Randy served as a pastor for 16 years at Langley Evangelical Free church and then 5 years as a church planting missionary (part of that time was in Thailand with Power to Change). During that time, Randy started his own document editing business called PaperLift (which today is a social enterprise that supports missionaries and worthy causes around the world). He started teaching at Trinity in 2005 in the MA in Leadership program and joined MB Seminary at the ACTS Seminaries campus in 2010 as a full-time professor in the areas of leadership and practical theology.

Randy is an avid runner and table-game player. He and Lore, along with their four children, love to travel and play in God’s beautiful creation. You can follow him on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter or check out his blog and other resources on his website.

Randy Wollf - Complete CV

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PhD (Educational Studies) - University of British Columbia

MA (Educational Studies) - University of British Columbia

MRE - ACTS Seminaries

BA (Psychology) - Trinity Western University

Diploma (Religious Education) - Briercrest Bible College

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Leadership and Character 
Organizational Power Dynamics 
Church Leadership and Structure 

Courses Taught: 
Foundations of Christian Leadership 
Personal Dimensions of Leadership Development 
Power, Change and Conflict 
Mentoring, Team Building, Equipping 
Vision, Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership

Select Publications

Wollf, Randy. How to Strengthen Prayer in Your Church. Mennonite Brethren Herald, Winter 2018: 14

Wollf, Randy. Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit. Mennonite Brethren Herald, Fall 2018: 13.

Wollf, Randy. Growing Leaders: Six Practices of Christian Leadership. Direction 47 (fall 2018): 239-250.

Wollf, Randy. Maximum Discipleship in the Church: A Church Leader’s Guide to Building a Strategic Approach to Making Disciples. San Bernadino, CA: Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017.

Wollf, Randy. Navigating Church Politics: A Church Leader’s Guide for Managing Conflict and Power Struggles while Leading Organizational Change. San Bernadino, CA: Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017.

Wollf, Randy. Leaders and Their Use of Power in Facilitating Organizational Change. Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, 8(1), Spring, 2014, 76-87.

Wollf, Randy. Six Lessons from Acts: A Peacemaker’s Guide to Addressing Conflict in the Church. MB Herald, November, 2013.

Wollf, Randy & Peregrym, Darrell. Values-based Leadership: The Foundation of Transformational Servant Leadership. Journal of Values-based Leadership, 6(2), 2013.

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