Michael Wodlinger is a Jewish believer who came to faith in Messiah Jesus later in life. His retirement has become a whole new career in Jewish ministry as our Winnipeg Director of Ministries!
Michael was raised in a Jewish home in Toronto. His grandparents immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine in the late 1800s. Michael came to faith in Messiah Jesus later in life. Intrigued by the changes in his wife, Chantal, when she first came to faith, Michael’s curiosity and the gentle ministry of dear friends eventually brought him to the Lord. A Chosen People Ministries staff member had the privilege of praying with him when Michael decided to trust in the Lord.
Michael Wodlinger has been a professional educator for over 40 years, as teacher, administrator, researcher, author, consultant and counsellor. He has a Masters degree from the University of Toronto and a Doctorate from the University of Alberta. He has also completed a Master of Theological Study in Spiritual Formation at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto.
Michael has been working with educators in industry, health services, education, and churches. He has most recently been employed as Associate Professor of Education at Nipissing University. An author of several books on adult education, reflective practice, effective mentoring and numerous other publications, Michael has focused his professional activities on critical thinking, decision making and mentoring skills.
Michael began his latest phase of career and ministry by serving with Chosen People Ministries initially in Toronto and then Winnipeg. As he draws closer to retirement, Michael and Chantal have moved to Quebec where they will continue to minister to local churches and share the Gospel wherever possible.