Chris was a former Catholic Priest and university professor. His Ordination was recognized by Clergy Support Memorial Church in 2003. He has had a long and varied ministry with the Church.
- University of Waterloo BA Philosophy and Psychology
- University of Western Ontario STB/MDiv Pastoral Theology
- University of Notre Dame (USA) MA Historical (Patristic) Theology
March 28, 1976 Ordained Deacon
May 1, 1976 Ordained Priest at Christ the King Cathedral Hamilton
1976-1978 Chaplain at St. John’s College, Brantford
1978-1980 Pastor at Inner City Church, St. Cecilia Louisville KY
Pastor – University Catholic Community
1980-1984 RC Chaplain at The University of Waterloo
1985-1994 Pastor at St. Pius X Parish Community (over 10,000 members)
1996-2000 Part time (honorary) priest, Anglican Diocese of Niagara
2003-present Ministry Team, Clergy Support Memorial Church
Chris’ Ministry responsibilities with CSMC include:
- Preside at many different Rites of Passage for people who are either unchurched – or have been rejected from their mainline churches.
- Baptisms (and Naming Ceremonies).
- Leading many liturgical divine worship services.
- Pastoral counseling.
- Helping people sort out and create meaning in fractured lives.
- Bereavement counseling.
- Pre-marriage and marriage counseling.
- Represent our church at ecumenical gatherings and events where required.