I grew up on a hobby farm near the town of Thurso in rural West Quebec. Much of my youth was spent learning how to work the farm alongside my parents and sister, together with healthy doses of snowmobiling, boating, hiking and my favourite personal pastime, fishing.
Growing up I worshiped with the small farming congregation of St. Thomas' Chapel, Silver Creek, a community of faith where four generations of my family have prayed and served. I first attended school in Buckingham, Quebec, before completing the bilingual International Baccalaureate program at Ashbury College in Ottawa. Following high school I completed an undergraduate degree in history and political studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, and later returned to Queen's to complete a Masters degree focusing on the early history of the Anglican Church in the Ottawa Valley. I then served for two years as Youth Missioner for the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, offering full-time leadership and resourcing for youth and young adult ministries throughout our diocesan church. As I journeyed, I discerned that God was calling me to my vocation as a priest, and I ultimately answered God's call to attend seminary at Huron University College in London, Ontario, where I achieved a Masters of Divinity. Huron is also where I was blessed to meet my wife and partner, Gillian. We were married during our final year at seminary. Our daughter Lily was born in 2020 -- making me a very proud Dad!
I've had the privilege of serving the Church in a number of capacities locally, provincially and nationally on various boards and committees, including serving as a member of the Ontario Provincial Synod and as a past member of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. Most recently, Gillian and I lived in Victoria, B.C. from 2016 to 2018, where I had the joy of serving as Incumbent of The Two Saints Ministry, a two-point parish situated along the beautiful shores of southern Vancouver Island. Our family is now grateful to be putting down good roots as we minister together with God's people here in the Parish of the Valley.
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