Cory Seibel strives to be a thoughtful, passionate advocate for intergenerational ministry. His aim is to encourage and equip followers of Jesus to build extraordinary communities of faith where people of all generations share life together. He is committed to investing his skills as a researcher, writer, and presenter to advance a creative, constructive vision of intergenerational ministry in today’s church.
Cory has devoted nearly twenty years to researching generational dynamics within society and the church. In 2003, he completed an M.Th. in Applied Theology at Spurgeon’s College in London. His thesis focused upon ministry among Gen Xers within local congregations. Cory later graduated with a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from the University of Pretoria in 2009. His dissertation explored the role of “intergenerational reconciliation and justice” in the renewal of older, established congregations. His doctoral research was supervised by Malan Nel, an internationally recognized intergenerational youth ministry specialist.
At present, Cory serves as Pastor of Lifelong Faith Formation at Central Baptist Church in Edmonton, Alberta, a dynamic multigenerational congregation. He also is Affiliate Professor of Spiritual Formation at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton. Cory previously served congregations in Virginia and North Dakota and spent many years as a full-time seminary professor.
Cory has given presentations on intergenerational ministry in a variety of contexts around the US and Canada and has authored several articles, book chapters, and papers devoted to this subject.
In his spare time, Cory is an avid reader, classical baritone, and lover of coffee. He and his wife, Teresa, have been married for twenty-two years and have one teenage daughter.