In June of 2019, I was blessed to be called by God to be the priest and pastor of this Parish of Holy Nativity, Calgary.
I grew up in Montreal and my family moved to Ontario during my university years. I graduated from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982. In 1984, with a sense of a call from God, I began theological studies at Wycliffe College in Toronto. In 1987 I graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree and spent the first two and a half years of my ministry as an Assistant Curate at St. Philip’s Church in Montreal West. In 1989, I was called to be the Rector of the Parish of Rawdon, a beautiful rural community about an hour north of Montreal. There I had the responsibility for three churches: Christ Church, Rawdon, St. George’s, Wexford and All Saints, De Ramsey.
In 1992, we came west, as I became the Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in sunny White Rock. After ten years there, we moved into the city from the “burbs” coming to St. Helen, Point Grey, to serve as their Rector for seven years. In August of 2009, I took up ministry at St. Anne’s, Steveston, in the western part of Richmond, BC. We served there for almost ten years.
It is a joy to be ministering here at Holy Nativity. There is a wonderful movement of the Spirit in this place. God has blessed us with a vibrant, warm community with a heart for service, both in our church family and outside our church walls. I hope you will find it to be a place where you are accepted and loved for where you are right now and who you are, for I believe that is how God loves us – just as we are!