Rev. David achieved the rank of Appointed Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church on October 23rd, 2012 and because of his continued professionalism and Ministry of Pastoral Care, he was raised from the office of Appointed to Ordained status with the Church on August 7th, 2013. We are pleased to have someone of David’s calibre and experience, who continually gives of himself and provides a high level of activity in his community. His Statement of Faith embodies our own.
He is currently the pastor of St George’s Church.
Ministry & Pastoral Care
In 2013, we asked David if he could help our other clergy in his area as a mentor, which he accepted.
Besides leading worship services every Sunday morning, and evening prayer on weekdays at St. George’s, David continually makes himself available for supply preaching in local Anglican and United churches in Owen Sound, Wiarton, Clavering and Lion’s Head.
Some of his duties involve Life Celebrations (baptisms, weddings, funerals), pastoral visiting of hospital and seniors’ residences, counselling services for those who are in bereavement, suffering a crisis, or who request pre-marriage and marriage counselling.
He also gives his support to the Men’s Program and the Partner Abuse Response Program in Owen Sound, where he works with men to help provide instruction and guidance on power and control issues, promoting the development of healthy relationships.
David’s Thoughts on Theology
David’s faith does not have a beginning or an end. His belief is adapted from Sir Thomas Browne, a 17th century scientist and author of “Religio Medici” who wrote that when trying to understand GOD “there be no impossibilities enough”. David believes in an all-loving GOD and that we are called upon to demonstrate to the world how GOD wants us to live together and relate to each other as Jesus taught: love GOD, love one another.
- Diploma – Mission and Evangelism, 2003, Taylor College, Saint John, New Brunswick
- Practical Nursing (Hon), 2015, Georgian College, Owen Sound, Ontario
- Listening to music (classical, baroque, folk)
- Playing the flute and guitar, and singing
- Amateur photography
“I want to thank Clergy Support Memorial Church for their stability and continuing support, and for giving me the opportunity to represent them to exercise my faith and serve my community.”