As you might guess with a job description like that, my favourite part of my role is the people. I have the privilege of meeting one-on-one with people, sharing stories, and talking about what God is doing in our lives. Some of my story includes studying History and Politics at Brock University (although truthfully I played more basketball than I studied history!). I have a Master of Divinity from Princeton Seminary, as well as a Master of Theology and a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) from Vancouver School of Theology. I also have Advanced Standing in Clinical Pastoral Education.
I’ve served in many congregations, as a chaplain in a long-term care centre and as Moderator of the 131st General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
I am married to Matthew Vyse, a physiotherapist. We met in high school!
Romans 12:9-16 is a favourite piece of scripture
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.