I was born in Toronto, ON and lived in many different communities both as a child and an adult on my journey to Windsor where I arrived in 2012, fresh out of seminary and ready to take on the world. St Augustine’s is my “official” second parish as a priest but I have had a great journey of ministry in many congregations; an Anglican since birth. Previous to following my path to ordained ministry, I spent a great many years in the transportation industry; starting as a driver and eventually making my way up the ladder to a management role. The transition from truck driver to priest was a substantial “shift” … but has made for some great sermon materials.
My two children, Charlotte (currently at the University of Ottawa) and Aaron (about to enter high school) have been a great support team for me in my ministry and they love to be just about as involved as I am in our parish life. I have no doubt they will make themselves known here at St Augustine’s.
If you can’t track me down, chances are I’m either at home with my kids, at the gym or on a walk or maybe I’ve borrowed someone’s motorcycle and I’m zipping around some curves on some secondary bit of pavement. The feeling of being “free” on a motorcycle has been a sanctuary of mine for years and continues to be a place of peace for me.
I very much look forward to serving God with all of you here and I can’t wait to get to work with the great team of leaders your community has raised up for God’s work in our community.