Rector's Corner

God has given me overwhelming peace and joy in this new season of ministry with the wonderful people of All Saints' Anglican Church, Drayton Valley. I am deeply blessed that I call this community my home and am thankful for the support of my wife Cynthia, who joins me here, and my three children.

From a young age, God placed on my heart the desire to be a minister, a servant to God's people. Remaining close to God throughout my high school years, I saw the value of prayer and discerning God's ways. My life's journey has taken me from receiving an undergraduate degree in Bible and Theological Studies, a Master's of Arts in Church History, a Master's of Theology (University of Toronto), and having completed all but my dissertation in a doctorate's of philosophy in theology and missiology (Toronto). I later returned to serve as a professor of theology at my undergraduate school.

I came from another Anglican church in the Diocese of Edmonton in the small, rural town of St. Paul (population ca. 5,500). Having served there at the little church with a big heart, every new face who entered our doors was so precious and life giving to the church. I bring this sense of care for every person with me to All Saints' as well as my enduring love for all people.

I pray that God blesses me with many many years of ministry here at All Saints'. I desire to share my love of Jesus Christ with all about me, through our liturgy, outreach, personal connections, and involvement in our wider community.

I ask that you keep me in your prayers even as I pray every day for all of the saints at All Saints'.

I certainly look forward to sharing more here in the time ahead but wanted to express my heartfelt joy in being here in this little "Rector's Corner" of the internet.

Yours in Christ,

Christopher+