2021-present: Site Based Chaplain at Bowden Institution.
Employer: Bridges of Canada
2020-2021: Interim Pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Olds,
2016-2020: Site chaplain. Bowden annex. Employer: Bridges of
2014-2016: Site chaplain. Bowden annex. Employer: Kairos Pneuma
2011-2014: Site chaplain: Bowden annex. Employer: Mennonite
1998-2011 : Protestant Chaplain, Bowden Institution, Alberta.
Employer: Mennonite Church Alberta
1987-1998: Protestant Chaplain, Special Handling Unit,
Etablissement Archambault, Etablissement Leclerc,
Etablissement Cowansville, Federal Training Centre,
Quebec. Employer: Mennonite Church of Eastern
1990-1997: Faculty Assistant and Lecturer, McGill University,
Montreal, Quebec. Worked with Dr. Gregory Baum.
1981-1983: Youth Pastor, Foothills Mennonite Church, Calgary,
1975-1977: Community Development Worker, Employer: Mennonite
Central Committee, Newfoundland and Labrador.
1991: Doctor of Philosophy: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.
Dissertation Title: “The Confessional and Apologetic Aspects
of Gordon Kaufman’s Thought.” Supervisor: Dr. Douglas
1981: Master of Divinity: Associated Mennonite Biblical
Seminaries, Elkhart, Indiana.
1979: Bachelor of Arts (Honours): University of Manitoba,
1975: Bachelor of Theology: Canadian Mennonite Bible
2005: Ordained for Prison Ministry by Mennonite Church Alberta in
consultation with the Bergthal Mennonite Church, Didsbury,
1993: Certificate of Accreditation. Professional Orientation for
Chaplaincy, Correctional Services of Canada.
1981: Certificate of Clinical Pastoral Education. Memorial Hospital,
South Bend, Indiana, under the supervision of Rev. Ron
2020: with Hank Dixon. A Prison Chaplaincy Manual: The Canadian
Context. Victoria: Friesen Press, 2020.
2020: “Rationale for Religious Accommodation.” In M. Taher,
Editor. Multifaith Perspectives in Spiritual and Religious
Care: Change, Challenge, and Transformation. Toronto:
Canadian Multifaith Federation. 283-284.
2020: “Strategies of Resistance: Comparison of Anabaptism and
Rastafarianism.” In M. Taher, Editor. Multifaith Perspectives
in Spiritual and Religious Care: Change, Challenge,
and Transformation. Toronto: Canadian Multifaith Federation.
2019: Magic of Fiction in Illuminating Transformation. Victoria:
Friesen Press, 2019.
2018: In the Company of Saints: Interviews of Eight Prison
Chaplains Unpublished Manuscript, 35 pages.
2018: The Most Optimistic Augustinian I have ever Met.”
The Ecumenist. Volume 55:2 (Spring 2018). 16-17.
2018: Canadian Prairie Mennonite Ministers’ Use of Scripture:
1874-1977. Victoria: Friesen Press.
2013: ”Historical Origins of the Church Lectionary,”
Preservings: A Journal of the D.F. Plett Historical
Research Foundation, No. 33, 2013, pp. 64-72.
2010: Glimpses of Grace: Reflections of a Prison Chaplain.
Victoria: Friesen Press.
2019-2021: One-Line Prison Chaplaincy Course. Ambrose University,
Calgary, Alberta. Eleven Video Lectures along with
Assignments and 3 Zoom Sessions, Tuesday evenings,
September – December.