All baptized Christians are called to be witnesses to the good news of God in Christ. We are all “members of the body of Christ” with our own parts to play.  My calling is to serve as a seminary trained priest in the Anglican Church. The sacramental life is at the heart of what I do and who I am as a priest. Whether I am celebrating the Eucharist, offering pastoral counselling, chairing a meeting, writing a sermon, visiting the sick, teaching, training others, taking part in the wider life of the Diocese, or simply looking after the administration of a parish, I do it as a sign of “the holy”.  As a priest, I share in the spiritual journeys of others from birth until death; I share in the vision and work of the Church; and I meet and work with a diversity of gifted members of the body of Christ.  Priestly ministry is invigorating, exhausting, rewarding, challenging, and deeply meaningful.   The Rev. Canon Mike Stuchbery

The discernment process takes time as you, the local Church you are a part of, and the diocesan church all listen for the Spirit in the many conversations as well as the formal process of the Church.

Do you think you might be called to be a seminary trained priest?

the ven. thomas loudon leadbeater 1915-2014

the ven. thomas loudon leadbeater 1915-2014

Here’s what to do:

  • Pray – ask God if you are being called to be a priest

  • Discuss it with your spiritual director if you have one

  • Speak with your priest or contact the Diocese of Kootenay

  • Talk to your family

The discernment process takes time as you, the local Church you are a part of, and the diocesan church all listen for the Spirit in the many conversations as well as the formal process of the Church.