As the Director of Programs with Arrow Leadership, Dr. Sharon Simmonds [DMin 2015] supervises the delivery of programs to develop Jesus-centred leaders for greater Kingdom impact around the world. Sharon’s connection with Arrow Leadership began when she enrolled in the Arrow Leadership Program in 2004-2005. Along the way, her experiences with Tyndale’s Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program helped solidify her calling within this ministry.
Before coming to Tyndale, Sharon experienced God’s prompting regarding the purpose and meaning of the church and what it means to be God’s people leading together. “I was motivated to see us putting our theology into practice and putting our love for Jesus into tangible, practical expressions of what it means to be the church,” she shares.
She found that her experiences with her education, raising a family, working in the church and starting a charity all converged while she was in the DMin program. Towards the end of her program, she felt God guiding her out of the church and into a new context. One of her Tyndale instructors was Dr. Steve Brown [MDiv 1997], President of Arrow Leadership. He invited her to volunteer as a mentor in Arrow’s program. She also took on contract positions, wrote a devotional book (Who Am I? A Devotional Journey for You to Soar in Your Identity in Christ) and worked in the production of resources before being appointed to her current position. “The condition of leaders really matters for the sake of the ministry or the church, and ultimately it’s about having this deeper relationship with God and one another in our work together,” she says.