Ordained an Anglican Priest in Fall 2019 Michael is new to full time ministry but has many years of church leadership experience in a range of denominations. He has had the opportunity to participate in and lead three church plants (two with the Free Methodist Church in Canada and one with the Anglican Church of Canada). From 2006 to 2019 Michael worked as an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist at the Public Health Agency of Canada, beginning as a Field Epidemiologist, and working primarily in research and control of emerging infectious diseases - which COVID-19 is one. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University, a Master of Science (Epidemiology) degree from the University of Ottawa, and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Toronto (Wycliffe College).
He loves cooking for people and enjoying the community that can be formed over a good meal. He is passionate about the arts, and how culture, science, and faith intersect. You are as likely to see him in a baseball cap and hoodie as a clerical collar. Michael is married to Rochelle and they live in Westboro with their two wonderful children - Isaac and Elise. You can reach Michael at [email protected]
Prior to coming to St. Thomas' Michael was the Minister at Church of the Resurrection in Ottawa.