Bishop John Stephens has appointed Adam Dawkins to be an Assistant Curate at the Parish of Christ Church, Vancouver - aka Christ Church Cathedral - effective June 1, 2022. Adam is a postulant in the Diocese of Massachusetts and has just completed his MDiv at the University of the South, School of Theology in Sewanee, TN. God willing, he will be ordained to the diaconate on the Feast of St Mark (April 25) in All Saints' Chapel, Sewanee by the Right Reverend James Tengatenga. (Some of you will recall that Bishop Tengatenga addressed our Synod in 2013.)
He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Trinity University in Washington, D.C.
Prior to attending seminary, Adam served as Director of Stewardship at Trinity Church in Boston, Massachusetts, the largest Episcopal parish in New England. There, he directed a $28 million capital campaign to restore Trinity’s iconic church building in the heart of the city. He has directed capital campaigns and fundraising efforts for several parishes, dioceses, and religious organizations. For three years, Adam served as rector's warden at his home parish, Trinity Church in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He also served the Town of Stoughton as Town Moderator. He has a background in youth and young adult ministries, having directed ministries with young people in the Diocese of Nevada and two parishes in South Carolina. During summer 2021, Adam was an intern in the Office of Indigenous Justice Ministries in the Diocese of New Westminster. Adam learned histories of Indigenous communities and experiences, and he is deeply interested in seeking restorative justice with indigenous peoples.
A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Adam is married to Adam Hartsock. They are elated about their upcoming move to Vancouver, a city they have both loved visiting for many years. They will arrive later this spring along with their dogs Marvin, Quincy, and Grimace. Adam and Adam cannot wait to be part of the Cathedral community.
The former assistant curate, the Reverend Jonathan Pinkney completed his curacy at the cathedral, January 31, 2022. He currently serves as Interim Priest-in-Charge at St. Christopher’s, West Vancouver
Please keep Adam and Adam in your prayers as they travel to Vancouver and embark on this new phase of their lives.