It has been a rich 30 years of ordained life! Prior to ordination, from my teen years on- I was happily serving God in outreach and ministry, using my leadership/followership gifts to build up the church. My family is my primary community and I am gifted with my wife Joanne, our daughter and two sons. I served in The Diocese of Montreal 1989-2002, and since 2002 have served in The Diocese of New Westminster. Presently we at St. Cuthbert are discerning God's call upon us, believing that God has a mission and is looking for churches to fulfill that mission. We want to be one of those churches and are willing to make the necessary adjustments to be so/do so. We are a diverse people, rich in depth, maturity and a variety of cultural backgrounds, blessed with many children and youth who are growing in an all-ages community.
I love to be outdoors to play, to work and to explore - always best with Joanne and the kids. I love sport, and could easily watch too much of it on TV... So I get out to row (sculling), play golf, tennis and most recently Pickleball. I love to throw the frisbee and think about playing Ultimate. I take walks with Joanne and with anyone who comes to visit us.
I crammed a four-year degree (BSc. Environmental Education) into five years at Western Washington University (Bellingham), while growing as a pastor and leader through the campus ministry (Campus Christian Fellowship) and exploring the mountains with friends... I was continually overwhelmed by God's work in the lives of young men and women and by the beauty of Creation. One of my best jobs ever during university years was with A Christian Ministry in the National Parks. I worked for two summers in Stehekin, Washington on Lake Chelan in the Cascade Mountains as a maintenance person at the lodge and led Sunday worship and Bible studies outdoors with the mountains, lake and sky as our sanctuary.
I had the opportunity to study for an academic year at Jerusalem University College (then The Institute of Holy Land Studies) and I was deeply impressed by the rich interplay between God's Word, the Holy Bible, and the Holy Land. I studied historical geography, Rabbinics, and Islam to name a few subjects, with historical geography being my main focus. I returned to the Holy Land with Joanne and a group in 2018 (you can read my study leave blog on this website). I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had for work, for school and for ministry.
"May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or imagine, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." -Ephesians 3:19,20