Baptist Formation Director
BA (Acadia University)
B.Ed (Acadia University)
M.Ed in Counselling and Administration (Acadia University)
B.Th (Acadia Divinity College)
Dip.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction (University of Alberta)
My undergraduate degree was in English. During further studies at the Acadia Divinity College, I served as pastor of several rural churches and as a penitentiary chaplain. I realized in my final year of study that my calling was in the field of public education so I used my clinical pastoral training to become a school counsellor. The largest part of my career in education was my 21 years as a school principal, although I have had a wide variety of roles at the local, district and provincial levels.
Post retirement, I worked part-time assisting my wife Susan in diagnosing learning disabilities. I have been active as a member of the VON national board and the board of the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres. My children and their families live in Dartmouth and Riverview, New Brunswick.
My continuing involvement with the church has been through the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms and its predecessor organization the ABF. I was twice President, edited the publication The Bulletin, and presently represent the CABF on the Canadian Council of Churches governing board. I am an active member of First Baptist Church in Amherst where I have been a leader in the program of adult education. I believe that the Baptist gift to the church is the spirit of free inquiry with personal responsibility and ecumenical relationships represented by the CABF.