Linda (Cann) Hisey
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Class of 1992
Master of Organizational Management, Class of 2016
My journey at Crandall began in the fall of 1988 at the Salisbury Road Campus when I enrolled in the BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. The next four years in this undergrad program both strengthened and stretched my faith. The classroom was challenging and rewarding as it broadened my understanding of the world around me and how my faith could be integrated into everyday life. In addition to my academic efforts, I was involved in a variety of extracurricular activities including basketball, student ministry teams, student association and residence life. All these experiences helped nurture my developing leadership skills, which have served me well in both ministry and vocation.
When I think of my time at ABC, many great people come to mind, but two people do stand out: Dr. Seth Crowell and Dr. Carol Stanley Thorne. Carol took time out of her busy schedule to pray with the female Resident Assistants, and this weekly prayer meeting profoundly impacted my faith and prayer life. Seth has also had a huge impact on my life as my professor, faculty advisor, basketball coach, and now as a colleague at The Journey Church. He has always been a valued and encouraging presence.
These experiences and the people of ABC were significant influences that inspired me to work out my calling in ministry. After graduating from ABC in 1992, I went on to complete a MA in Biblical Counselling from Providence Theological Seminary in 1995. Upon graduating, I moved back to Moncton and began working as a professional counsellor. I reconnected with Crandall in 1998 when I accepted a role in the Student Services department for the next 4 years. In 2002 I moved on to accept a role at The Journey Church which has grown and changed over the years – I am currently serving as Minister of People and Operations. I returned to Crandall in 2014 as a student to complete the Master of Organizational Management degree, which has been a great resource and support to my role at The Journey Church.
Finally, beyond all the academic and leadership development, my personal life was forever changed. I met my husband Todd during my 4 years at ABC, was married in the fall of 1994 and have two wonderful children, Julianna and Alex, both of whom are alumni of Crandall University.
Like many other Crandall alumni, the University has had a lasting impact on my life. What began as a 4 year degree in 1988 has become a lifelong connection. I am sincerely grateful for my time at Crandall and how it has shaped my life.