Attribution: Barbara Hampson

Ph.D., McGill University

M.Div., Vancouver School of Theology

B.A., University of Winnipeg

David Galston

David Galston is the Executive Director of the Westar Institute, having served as the Academic Director under Lane McGaughy from 2017 to 2019. He is the author of God’s Human Future (Polebridge, 2016), Embracing the Human Jesus (Polebridge Press, 2012), and Archives and the Event of God (McGill-Queens Press, 2011). David holds a PhD in the Philosophy of Religion from McGill University.


Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., McGill University
  • M. Div., Vancouver School of Theology
  • B. A., University of Winnipeg

Academic Appointments

  • Westar Academic Director (2015-2017) and Executive Director (2017- )
  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Brock University, St. Catharines (2012-2020)
  • Co-founder (2000), President (2000-2007), and Academic Adviser (2007-2015) of The SnowStar Institute of Religion, Windsor, Ontario
  • Principal of Iona College, University of Windsor (1996-2001)
  • University Chaplain, McGill University (1990-1996)

Ecclesiastical Experience

  • Executive Director of the Quest Learning Centre, United Church of Canada, (2001- )
  • Brock University Ecumenical Chaplain (2006-2019)
  • Minister in the United Church of Canada (1985-2006)

Awards and Honors

  • Humanities Research Grant, McGill University, 1993
  • DAAD Scholarship, 1991
  • Graduate Prize in Religious Studies, McGill University, 1991
  • Amelia Elliot Prize for Graduate Studies, McGill University, 1990
  • George Harrison Prize for Pastoral Theology, Vancouver, 1985
  • Musgrave Prize for History, Vancouver, 1984
  • General Proficiency Scholarship, Winnipeg, 1981
  • Louis J. Reycraft Prize for Religious Studies, Winnipeg, 1981