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Abbotsford School Trustee

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Abbotsford School Trustee - Abbotsford

Time in Office: 1983-2005, 2008-Present

Marital Status: Married

Spouse: Sharon


John Sutherland is an Abbotsford school trustee and vice-chair of the board of education. He serves as chair of the Finance and Facilities Committee and is a member of the District Aboriginal Education Committee and Literacy Matters, Abbotsford!

Sutherland earned a MBA from Queen's University and a master's of biblical studies from Trinity Divinity School in Chicago. He is a retired professor and university dean who has worked in various positions at King's University College, the Christian Labour Association of Canada, Trinity Western University, UBC, and Regent College. He now works half-time as a pastor at neXus Church and adjunct professor of business at Trinity Western.

Sutherland has also published books on moral and ethical perspectives on bankruptcy, and on labour relations and justice in the workplace.

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Key Stories

A return to Abby Senior (Jun. 25, 2012)

Sutherland named chair of Abbotsford board of education (Dec. 5, 2011)

Candidate profiles for Abbotsford board of education (Nov. 1, 2011)

Diversity, parental input among the key education issues (Oct. 26, 2011)

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