Moose Jaw businessman joins Briercrest faculty

Posted: August 12, 2010

By John Ottens

Steve Robitaille.
Photo by Amy Robertson.
Briercrest College and Seminary has hired a new professor to teach in the Business program—and he lives just 20 minutes away.

Steve Robitaille of Moose Jaw, Sask., who holds an MBA from the University of Wales, took up his new post as the Business program’s coordinator and primary instructor August 1.

“There are three main passions in my life,” he said. “The first passion is the Lord, my relationship with Him, and the incredible journey that He’s had me on. And then the second is mentoring and developing young people, and finally the other passion that drives me is business.”

He believes his passions will lend themselves well to Briercrest’s commitment to Christian faith, educating young adults, and a strong business program. Robitaille is excited to begin work and to have the opportunity to form young people for lives of service in the business world.

“My goal, in partnership with the Holy Spirit and other faculty here, is to produce people that just blow away the rest of the field in every way—in quality of education, in character, and in work ethic—because it’s just a tremendous opportunity to create a difference,” he said.

Before taking on his new role, Robitaille spent time as the pastor of a small church and invested a good deal of time and money in overseas mission work. He also coached minor hockey for over a decade.

He has spent several years distinguishing himself in the business world, having earned many awards over the years for his work as an entrepreneur, salesperson, and executive manager.

Robitaille will bring many important skills to the Briercrest faculty, said Dr. Wes Olmstead, Briercrest’s VP Academic.

“Steve comes to us with rich business and ministry experience and we expect him to make an important contribution in our work together.”

Robitaille looks forward to this next stage of life.

“All of my passions in life are served by serving here,” he said.