In the summer of 2002, April led an international cultural exchange project to Tuva, a remote region in Siberia. I was a member of that team, which consisted of students from universities in Wyoming, Colorado, Michigan, and two Siberian cities. She led our team with grace, humility, and strength. Many of those who were on the team then went on to do additional work in international engagement.

Katie Loveland, MPH, MSW

Loveland Consulting, LLC

Helena, MT



April French is an amazing instructor! She cares about her students, and I would recommend any course taught by her.

Freshman at the University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY (2019)

I think April's greatest strength as a teacher is her ability to learn with the students. She never talked down to students, even when we had difficulty understanding very complex texts. She was also very available for questions and seemed to take an interest in individual students.


She listens to the students and provides useful and valuable feedback.


A great discussion leader. She is also very knowledgeable and caring.

Very engaged. Committed to students doing well.


Undergraduate Students at Brandeis University

Waltham, MA (2012-2014)

In 2011, Vancouver School of Theology faced the task of transitioning all student records to a new data management system, and April French was hired on contract to help us with this transition. She managed to successfully navigate the incredibly detailed and focused work of ensuring that all student transcripts were accurate, while collaborating well with our Registrar’s Office. And her work has stood the test of time; many years later, the work April was able to accomplish has meant that student transcripts continue to be produced accurately.


Rev. Dr. Pat Dutcher-Walls

Dean of Vancouver School of Theology

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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