Reverend John E. Anderson

Rev. John Anderson

Rev. John Anderson

John joined the Ascension in April 2012 after serving as the Associate Priest at Christ Church, Stouffville, for the preceding two years.

The vocational calling of being a priest is a second career for John, who was previously a lawyer for approximately 15 years in the area of employment law and civil litigation.

However, John felt and followed God’s call to the church and to parish ministry, and he returned to school in 2006 to obtain his Masters in Divinity at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.

John’s interest lies in congregational development for small churches and finding those paths that welcome people from a diversity of backgrounds into a sacred and holy journey towards and with God.

John and his wife Lisa are the parents of twins Gareth and Maggie, who both are very musical (Gareth plays a multitude of instruments and Maggie is a singer and actress) and often bring those gifts to Sunday worship. Occasionally, you may even find the family dog, chocolate Labrador Kimmy, wandering around the Ascension.

At present, John serves on the Board of Directors for the Uxbridge Youth Centre and is a member of the Canons and Constitution Committee and the Screening in Faith Committee for the Diocese.

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