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.
We respectfully acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 and 8 Territory. In the spirit of peace, friendship and understanding we walk alongside our Indigenous brothers and sisters on the traditional meeting ground and home of Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis and Nakota Sioux. We give thanks for their hospitality and the opportunity to share common ground.