Captain Brian Bobolo
Captain Brian Bobolo graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton. His major area of study was in Biblical Studies, which he took alongside a minor in Jewish Studies. He earned his Master of Divinity at McMaster Divinity College seminary and then pursued two years of full-time study with a focus on counselling in the Doctor of Ministry program at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary at Wilfred Laurier University.
Captain Brian has completed several units of training through the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (formerly Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education – “CAPPE”), including a residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. He has utilized his training while working as a counsellor at a community counselling agency in Kitchener, Ontario, and as a chaplain at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton.
In 2010, Brian entered into training at The Salvation Army’s College For Officer Training in Winnipeg. He was commissioned as a Salvation Army officer in 2012 and has worked in ministry settings both in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He is currently appointed to The Salvation Army’s Correctional and Justice Services ministry unit in Winnipeg where he functions as a correctional chaplain. His duties include supporting individuals within local correctional facilities, at the law courts and in the community post-release. Brian has been a sessional instructor at Booth University College since 2016.