"That I may know Christ and the power of His resurrection . . . . " (Philippians 3.10)
I came to know Christ as a young adult and have continued to grow in my relationship with Christ as I listen attentively and follow obediently. This has resulted in major life changes: attending seminary full-time while raising five young children; adopting an additional five children; uprooting the family to move across Canada; leaving urban life for rural life; accepting nomination for bishop. I remain steadfastly devoted to Christ and will dedicate myself to the role and responsibilities of bishop.
I am passionate about God. I seek to follow a Christ-centred life, which is joyful and hopeful, but grounded in the realities of the Church and the world. To me, episcopal ministry is rooted in relationships: with God, our various parishes and ministries, the wider church, and society. My personal history is rich in experiences but is fundamentally a story of God's grace, making me a more empathetic, compassionate leader. Unprecedented times bring challenges and great opportunities: I believe we must, together, discern God's call to us as Anglicans, and respond with hope and courage.
With continued prayers,
Since moving to Canada in 2013 I have lived in Coquitlam. I was born and raised in Shropshire, England.
I have a 12-year-old daughter, Caitlin. She is a competitive Irish Dancer and I enjoy accompanying her to competitions.
Aside from my parenting responsibilities and ministry as a parish priest I am a baker, jewelry maker and keen photographer The West Coast has given me many opportunities to capture the stunning landscapes. My dogs have certainly enjoyed the walks.
When the opportunity arises, I enjoy dining out with friends, sampling the wonderful diversity of cuisines available here in the Lower Mainland.
With a powerful vision for healing and growth, I am resourceful, energetic, and empathetic. I embody the resilience of my Métis heritage. Raised on a farm, it is a spiritual discipline to connect to the land and all of God's creatures. Married for twenty-three beautiful years to my husband Jana, an engineer whose large family has been rooted for generations in Vancouver, we have two wonderful and creative teenagers. My heart for justice, commitment to learning and excellence, and care for all our children helps me see hope, promise and grace as we meet this moment. God Bless You.
When I was very young, I emigrated to Vancouver and was quickly immersed in community, church, school, sport and adventure. I developed a fascination for this planet and studied zoology, aiming toward a career in health care. God had different plans, however, and I discerned a calling which has led me down numerous paths. I continue to have wonder for this world and places of splendour. My wife, Ruth, and I have two audlt children and Hasting (Labradoodle). The work of ministry continues to keep me humble and grateful while the ability to create with my hands keeps me grounded.