About Me

“The Kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” MATTHEW 13:31-32


pickering resident and Volunteer
for over 30 years

Pickering resident since 1988
Devoted husband, father and grandfather
Parishioner of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church


EDUCATION


Masters of Divinity, University of Toronto

Bachelors of Sacred Theology, St. Paul’s University (Ottawa)



community outreach


Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Center

Board of Directors, Youth Group
Catholic Family Services of Durham

Facilitator of Parish Social Ministry

Canadian Jesuits International

Educational Committee

durham catholic district school board chaplain
St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, Pickering

Over thirty years of secondary school chaplaincy experience

Member of several board-level committees including

  • Anti-Black Racism Equity Committee

  • Equity Steering Committee

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion Steering Committee

Facilitator of St. Mary Retreat Leaders
Student Leadership Development and Equity and Inclusion in Community

DCDSB Award of Merit Recipient 2018

Distinguished Educator Award, St. Mary C.S.S. 2016

Premier's Award for Safe and Caring Schools Recipient 2017 & 2018

St. Mary C.S.S. School Council

"I promise to continue my passion for Jesus and his mission as a Durham Catholic District School Board Trustee,
representing the people of God from Pickering.
I will work tirelessly for this end by being the voice of our young people and parents at the school board.
I pray that God will continue to bless me with this passion and opportunities to build the kingdom of our God.
I ask for your prayers for this new adventure.
May God bless you all."

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“For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we may walk in them” — EPHESIANS 2:10

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