Dr. Peter Schuurman

Adjunct Professor


Office: 219M

Department: Religion and Theology


Ph.D. (2016), Religious Studies, University of Waterloo

M.Div. (2003), McMaster Divinity School

M.A. (1995), Sociology, Queen’s University


  • World Religions (REL-356)
  • Youth Culture and Spiritual Formation (REL-355)
  • Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring in Ministry (REL-352)
  • Spiritual Formation for Ministry (REL-255)


Dr. Schuurman is the Executive Director of Global Scholars Canada, an organization dedicated to identifying, sending, resourcing and networking Christian scholars in public institutions worldwide. He is an alumnus of Redeemer University College, and has studied at the graduate level in the areas of sociology, media and technology, theology, world religions, and ethnography. His PhD was in a program entitled “Religious Diversity in North America” and focused on megachurches, evangelicalism, and specifically Bruxy Cavey and The Meeting House megachurch in the GTA. He teaches research methods for ministry at the doctoral level at Tyndale Seminary. He is also contributing editor to The Christian Courier, and has written a popular summary of the work of James K. A. Smith. He lives in Guelph with his wife and three children.