Welcome to my website. My name is Donald Stoesz. I worked for thirty years as a prison chaplain within Correctional Service Canada. I am an ordained minister with Mennonite Church Alberta. Please contact me if you have any questions: email@example.com.
I provide training to prison chaplains. I published a Prison Chaplaincy Manual in 2020 and developed an on-line Introduction to Chaplaincy course (SC613) that I have taught at Ambrose University since 2019. This course is part of a program in which students can acquire a Certificate in Spiritual Care. I am in the process of developing a three month internship program (PT712/721) that students can complete in a prison setting.
My writing started thirteen years ago (2010), when I published one hundred and twenty, one-page vignettes of my pastoral encounters with inmates. That book is called Glimpses of Grace.
I am in the middle of writing a history of visionary initiatives in prison chaplaincy in the last fifty years. The book reflects on the impact that Pierre and Judy Allard have had with regard to the Correctional Service, chaplaincy, community reintegration, COSAs, restorative justice, and international prison ministry.
Another resource includes a review of Hank Dixon's new book, A Lifer's Journey.
More information about my career can be found in my Chaplaincy Journey and Curriculum Vitae.