Richard has served as Archdeacon for Mission and Discipleship since October 2016.
This role is to foster spiritual and numerical growth in the diocese; to be a resource to parishes in catalyzing discipleship through mission.
Richard describes it this way: "I see my job as Archdeacon for Mission and Discipleship this way: I’m not here to ‘tell,’ but to encourage and support. I am a resource for you and here to serve you. I am happy to come to your church or vestry to be whatever support I can be in our shared task of making Jesus known in Word and Action. And, yes, I know how big this diocese is and how long some of these journeys might take".
Richard is also rector of St. Luke Anglican Church in Edmonton.