John is a Ministry Intern here at St. John’s.
He is a life-long Anglican who is a theology student in the Anglican Studies program at St. Paul University in Ottawa and is a postulant for the priesthood in the Diocese of Ottawa. Originally from Dorval (in the West Island of Montreal), John is married to Monika, and they have a son, Alexey. They live in the Alta Vista area. John was previously a Ministry Intern at Julian of Norwich Church and is also a parishioner at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa.
Over the years, John has performed many roles in the liturgy, ranging from Angel #2 in the Christmas pageant through chorister, head server, parish crucifer, reader, intercessor, and lay administrator of the chalice, through to leading Services of the Word and planning various liturgies. He has also served as a delegate to Synod and as a member or leader of many parish committees and ministries. As a young adult, John filled many roles involving youth ministry at the parish, diocesan, and Provincial levels, where he reconciled differing viewpoints and provided a listening ear and words of encouragement to young Anglicans and other young prospective Christians. In his professional career, John worked for Cognos, IBM, and Privacy Analytics in the field of technical communication, both as a writer and course designer and as a senior manager. In his spare time, John likes to read and enjoys curling and watching other sports.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am-noon