“Lord, send us anywhere. Only go before us.”

[Here is an excerpt from an article I had been asked to write answering the question of my call and vocation in the Anglican Church of Canada. God calls each of us, by virtue of our baptism, to something. My prayer is that by sharing this story, others will be inspired to more fully discern and pray over their own various callings.  It appears in The Diocesan Times, 2018 January. For the full text, click on the link below the excerpt and scroll through the paper to the final article in the publication.]

“So, you live in Maine…how did you end up at the Atlantic School of Theology?” or “Why the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island?” 

These are among my most asked questions as I go about my life as a student at AST and as a postulant for ordination in our diocese. “Because of God!” I gleefully exclaim. Then, when after skipping a beat I get that certain look from the questioner, I know to go on with a twinkle in my eye. “It all began when I was a child…”