Stephen has a passion for preaching, pastoral care and liturgy.
He has been the priest at Epiphany since 2001 (rector since 2002). He is married to Christine (also a priest) and they have three adult children and three grandchildren.
Stephen began his ordained ministry in the Diocese of Oxford (Church of England) and has worked in the Diocese of New Westminster since his family emigrated to BC in 2000. He served as the Archdeacon of Fraser from 2007-2017.
The majority of Stephen's ministry has been in medium-sized urban parishes. His interests include discernment, using the gifts of parishioners, and seeking to build a new church! This is a long term project for Epiphany to replace its aged and worn out facility. He's also keen on building community within the church while we build a new church.
Stephen enjoys working with a wide variety of people from many different countries at Epiphany and is indebted to the hard work of many parishioners who enable the parish to flourish.