Intern: Jason Brown

From time to time parishes are approached by the Diocese to take on interns. This year we have been invited to take on two individuals: one is in the ordination process to become a vocational or permanent deacon, and the second is in the ordination process to become a priest. Jason Brown is an Aspirant for Holy Orders, in the Order of Priests, and he will be offering 8-10 hours a week in his commitment to St. Mary's. He will have unique learning goals that we will seek to support during his time with us, and his work will be overseen by Rev. Lindsay. We look forward to welcoming him and being a community where he can learn and grow! Here’s a bit more information about Jason Brown:

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Jason Brown

I was born in Southern California in a devout Mormon household. I served an LDS mission and attended Brigham Young University, the Mormon University in Utah. I studied anthropology. After much holy wrestling, I pulled away from Mormon practice and sought deeper spiritual connection through contemplative practices and nature spirituality. I earned Master's degrees from Yale in forestry and theology, and then moved back to Salt Lake City to teach ethics and world religions in 2011. While attending a Holy Saturday vigil I was deeply moved by the liturgy and fell in love with the Catholic tradition. I was drawn to the Eucharist, the monastic tradition, the liturgy, music and rich Trinitarian theology. I moved to Vancouver in 2013 to complete my PhD in Environmental Humanities, studying the sense of place of Catholic monks in the American West. I have been active in the Anglo-Catholic tradition since about 2017. I look forward to exploring the depth and breadth of the Anglican tradition at St. Mary's Kerrisdale. I am currently a full time Sessional Instructor at Simon Fraser University and Corpus Christi College. I teach ethics, religious studies, and environmental humanities courses. I am also a research associate at the Vancouver School of Theology and founder of The Holyscapes Project (Holyscapes.org)