The Reverend Patrick Stephens was ordained to the priesthood in 2012.

Before discerning a call to Holy Orders, Patrick trained as a practical nurse. In 2005, he spent a year as a volunteer with the Brothers of Taizé and the Mennonite Central Committee in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Upon returning to Canada, Patrick began studying theology, while working as a palliative care nurse.

Fr. Patrick and Bp. JohnHe received a Bachelor of Theology from Saint Paul University in 2010 and a Master of Divinity from Vancouver School of Theology in 2012. He has spent time in urban, suburban, and rural parishes, as well as hospital and prison chaplaincy settings. Before coming to Christ Church, he served for two years as the Assistant Curate at the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, Ottawa.

Patrick’s hobby interests include the artistic works of Robert Service, Stan Rogers, and Tom Thompson. He enjoys cooking, canoeing, fishing, camping, gardening, and generally spending time outdoors. He and his wife Mallory have two children.

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