Glimpses of Grace
dstoesz@telusplanet.net Donald Stoesz
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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:  
dstoesz@telusplanet.net.

Ten years ago, I published one hundred and twenty, one-page vignettes of my pastoral encounters with inmates. That book is called Glimpses of Grace.

More recently, I published a Prison Chaplaincy Manual and developed an on-line Introduction to Chaplaincy course that I teach at Ambrose University. This course is part of a program in which students can acquire a Certificate in Spiritual Care.

I am developing a second, Topics in Chaplaincy course that students can take for credit.

I am in the process of developing a three month internship program (PT712/721) that students can complete in a prison setting.

I have recently written a book about Celebrate Recovery and about Correcting Imbalances in our Lives.


Other resources include a review of Hank Dixon's new book, A Lifer's Journey, and biographies of other chaplains entitled In the Company of Saints.


More information about my career can be found in my Chaplaincy Journey and Curriculum Vitae.

Books for Sale are featured.

For those who are interested in something completely different, I published a church history book in which I analyze Scripture readings that Mennonite ministers on the Canadian Prairie used in their sermons from 1874-1977. It is entitled Canadian Prairie Mennonite Ministers' Use of Scripture: 1874-1977.