I am a priest of the Catholic Church having been Received into the Church in London, United Kingdom in 1991.
I taught in secondary schools in Zambia, Canada and the United Kingdom before becoming an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. As an Intelligence officer I served in Canada, the United Kingdom and the countries surrounding the Persian Gulf and loaned to the United States Navy.
After 10 yeas in parish work and related ministries in Prince Edward Island, Washington, DC and Dicoese of Mzuzu in Malawi I have returned to the military to serve as a chaplain in the Royal Canadian Chaplain Service in the Canadian Armed Forces.
In preparation for the priesthood I studied at the Grand Séminaire de Montréal for the Canonical Bachelor degree in Theology from the Lateran Pontifical University.
I have presented and published articles in bioethics and history to conferences in North America, eastern Europe and Africa.
I speak English, French and Spanish. I studied German through Goethe-Institut and completed online courses in Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic through the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
I hold bachelors degrees in History, Education and Theology; a Masters in History from Université Laval. I have a PhD in Education from the University of South Africa in Pretoria and PhD Theology from Universiteit van die Vrystaat in Bloemfontein. I completed Post Doctoral studies in Education at McGill University in Montréal, Canada.
I am retiring from the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax, Nova Scotia in October 2023.