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)

Soundboard Training

Ever wonder what John does back in the corner during worship??? Now is your time to find out!!!

On Sunday, September 22nd John will meet with interested individuals to be apart of our Sound Team!  Learn all the ins and outs of this important ministry!  Interested individuals (youth and adults) are asked to meet John at 8:55 for a brief orientation, the rest of the training will be concurrent with the 9:15 service and then include a 30 minute debrief following worship.

If you are interested in learning more or plan on attending please email John directly at jtaylor@stmaryskerrisdale.ca

Guest Preacher: Bruce Morris

Guest Preacher: Bruce Morris (September 29)

The Ven. Bruce Morris serves as Deacon at St. Hilda’s, Sechelt and is the Archdeacon for Deacons for the Diocese of New Westminster. He ministers primarily to the deacons of the Diocese, as well as encouraging the recognition and development of individuals’ vocations as Christian ministers.

In his secular career, Bruce has been a Chartered Accountant for 40 years, currently practicing in the areas of personal income tax and estate planning. He is affiliated with Rolfe, Benson, LLP, CPA’s in Vancouver.

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Guest Preacher: Ed Schmitt

Guest Preacher: Ed Schmitt (September 15)

In 1972 Ed and Kay immigrated to Canada. Ed served as Protestant Chaplain at the Alexander Galt High School in Lennoxville, Quebec and parish priest in Stanstead County; as Psychologist in Alberta Mental Health Services in northeastern Alberta; Rector St. Mary’s Highlands Anglican Church, Edmonton; Director of Programme, Diocese of Edmonton; Rector, St. Agnes’ Church, North Vancouver; and following his return from El Salvador, interim ministries at St. Mary Magdeline Church, Winnipeg and St. Stephen’s Church, West Vancouver. Upon retirement, Ed and Kay joined the Cristosal program sponsored out of St. Mary’s Kerrisdale. They have two adult children, Karl and Ursula.

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Ed Schmitt's love of Mexico and Central America and especially El Salvador arose from his university days in El Paso, Texas, where he became a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church which provided a border ministry between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. Over the years he visited Mexico and Central America often, gaining insight into the struggling nations’ situation and developing a compassionate concern for the peoples of the area. In 2000, he and spouse Kay fulfilled a long-time desire to serve in ministry in Central America through the Anglican Church of Canada’s Volunteers-in-Mission program, through which they were sent to the Diocese of El Salvador for three years. There they undertook varied tasks, Ed taking leadership in the area of provincial education with the Central American School of Theology and diocesan support for clergy and parish educational programming in San Salvador and Kay in parish ministry in the suburban community of San Martín.