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Why visit a chaplain?

The KPU community is welcome to talk to any of our chaplains regardless of their representative tradition. You can visit a chaplain to chat about person, spiritual, or philosophical issues. Chaplains are supportive listeners who are on campus to support your well-being.

KPU Richmond

Marty Shoemaker

Dr. Marty Shoemaker (Dr. Shoe) is a semi-retired psychologist of 40 years, now working on his encore career of engaging students in finding a worldview which makes sense to them. He is a long time member of the BC Humanist Association and a former member of the Social Science faculty at Douglas College.

Marty is currently working on a book on secular humanism and is a proud grandfather, fly fisherman, football spectator and golfer.

Marty Shoemaker Photo

Christoph Reiners

An immigrant to Canada and ordained in 1994, Christoph is the pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Richmond. Christoph believes that while people of faith don’t have all the answers, they learn to ask the right questions because they are known by the One who is the answer. He and his wife Jackie have three children, and, in addition to being a pastor, Christoph loves the outdoors, including riding his bike, hiking and skiing. He looks forward to meeting you!

Christoph Reiners

KPU Surrey

Inderjeet 'Indy' Singh

Mr. Inderjeet 'Indy' Singh, a proud father of two, has devoted more than 25 years to building and driving education, community support, and faith-centric programs for Sikh youth in North America and Asia. His passion is to connect the divide between today's youth interests and traditionally-inspired spiritual practices. Indy blends modern-western with conventional-eastern pedagogic methods to create a holistic, relevant, and engaging experience for students. 

For the past five years, Indy has been developing and conducting his latest programs for 200 youth in New Westminster, BC (Sukh Sagar Gurdwara). Indy coaches and mentors youth volunteers, educating and empowering them to run camps, classes, and events focused on religious philosophy, citizenship, culture, and social and communications skills. Singh also serves as a coordinator for Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen, an award-winning program to feed the homeless in Vancouver's Eastside, serving nearly 50,000 meals per year to the needy.       

Indy holds a Master of Education degree and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Bowling Green University (BGSU - Ohio, USA), where he advised student groups on good governance and ethics while supervising 16 graduate House Directors as Area Coordinator for Greek Affairs in the Office of Residence Life. Singh is a practicing Sikh and community advocate, fluent in written and spoken English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia. To connect with the Sikh community on campus and join us in celebrating events, please visit

Inderjeet Singh

John Engels

John is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and father of four young adult children. He and his wife have worked in university ministry since graduating from Western Washington University. His focus is mentoring young adults in Bible based servant leadership and spiritual formation. John also holds an MA in leadership and leads a national network of campus ministry staff. He relishes music genres like blues, classic rock, symphony, and Christian worship. He is an avid Seattle Seahawks fan, enjoys biking, and Toastmasters. John and his wife are also involved in alleviating poverty locally and globally. He loves laughing, getting to know people, and learning from them. He hopes to meet you soon!​ 

John Engels

Are you currently an active faith representative/chaplain who is interested in volunteering your time to support this initiative as a Multi-Faith Centre Chaplain on a KPU campus? For more information, please contact: