I came to Christ in 1984, when I was 26, and God has kept me close ever since. My early agnostic years were spent growing up in the Old Chelsea/Gatineau Park area of Quebec. As an avid sportswoman, I competed in equestrian events, and ski racing, competing internationally on the World Cup Alpine Ski racing circuit from 1974-1978.
I graduated with a BA from Queens University in 1987. In 1990 I entered a convent in England for two years to test my vocation to the Religious Life, and then moved out and took on the job of a Residential Caretaker on a North London Housing Estate for 10 years. Then the call to ordained ministry led me to 2 years of study in Cambridge, England, followed by a 4 year Curacy in North London.
Then it was time to be the incumbent of my own parish and our dear Lord led me back to my beloved Ottawa Valley and the parish of Eganville. I have been the parish priest for Killaloe/Tramore and Eganville for nine years, and was honoured to be named a canon of Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa in 2018. I preach about and strive to live out our Christian calling to love and to serve one another, unconditionally, and very much look forward to getting to know more of you in our new Area Parish. I live in the Rectory in Eganville with my dog, Teddy, and love to ski, snowshoe, hike, canoe, and camp.