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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

Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi

For over 20 years, Shaykh Nurjan has dedicated his life to spreading the Islamic teachings of love, acceptance, respect and peace. Over the past eight years, Shaykh Nurjan has founded numerous educational and charitable organizations. In the Greater Vancouver region alone, he has established the following:

  • Ahle Sunnah wal Jama of BC – a resource for authentic content, books, and articles from the Quran and Sunnah from around the world.
  • Hub e Rasul Conference – a series of monthly Milad and Mehfil-e-Zikr events, currently held at the Fiji Islamic Center.
  • Naqshbandi Islamic Centre of Vancouver – a place for people of all faiths and beliefs to attend weekly Zikr programs (circles of remembrance) three times a week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays).
  • SMC – an outreach organization that spreads teachings to the Western audience including concepts such as meditation, charity, and reaches out to other faiths to increase peace, love, and acceptance in the interfaith environment.
  • Simply Iman Cloud University – an international online platform allowing people from around the world to pursue studies in various aspects of faith and spirituality from a classical Islamic perspective.
  • Fatima Zahraa Helping Hand – a charity organization which runs a food program every two weeks, feeding more than 500 less-fortunate people in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. It also collects clothing and non-perishable food items for the BC Muslim Food Bank and the Burnaby Homeless Shelter.

Shaykh Nurjan has also established an international presence through many social media outlets including Facebook and YouTube channels with over 300 videos, and a comprehensive website,

KPU Multi-Faith Chaplain Shaykh Nurjan Mirahamadi

Junaid Khan

Junaid Khan is one of the Directors of Sufi Meditation Center in Vancouver and one of the students being trained under the tutelage of Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi. He's been very active with numerous initiatives focusing on Islamic Spirituality within the local Muslim community for over 20 years. Recently, he's been involved with a TV series called Divine Love: Hub e Rasul that airs on Joy TV every Saturday at 1:30pm.

Junaid attended high school in Surrey, graduated from Simon Fraser University, and was the Manager for Annual Giving in University Advancement at SFU for many years.  You can find him singing, chanting, and meditating at the Rumi Rose Garden Tea House and Bookstore 3 days a week.

He loves to connect with people from all backgrounds to talk about energy, spirituality, faith, and community, so feel free to visit him at the Multi Faith Centre for a nice friendly conversation over a delicious cup of tea.​

Junaid Khan

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: