Reverend Dr. Rebecca Graham HonBA, MDiv., DMin.
Being a pastor is a ‘second career’ for me, and it was at University that God’s influence was definitely felt, and followed. I attended the University of Toronto, and it was during those years that to follow where God was leading began for me
By God’s hand, I graduated with an Honors BA, Specialist in History and Major in Religion in 2002.
Attended Lutheran Theological Seminary, in Saskatoon, and graduated with a Master’s of Divinity in 2007. Received ordaination within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada in 2008. In 2015 while serving, my call to Christ Church which started in 2010, did complete the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. This was possible with the support and encouragment of this congregation
This type of call is due to the Waterloo Declaration which allows Lutheran and Anglican ministers to serve in each other’s denominations.
Since being with Christ Church family and feeling a call to pusue a way to serve in a better capacity, we together, have embarked on a new journey.
As a Lutheran pastor in good standing, and am honoured to be serving the people of Christ Church – Anglican.
Deacon Mike Dickens
His Journey began when he became an acolyte at Saint James Parish, Flin Flon, Manitoba under the guidance of Cannon Phil Sargent. Over the next few years his life changed and pursuit of a career path took the place of being a consistent attendee. During this time and several career changes, returning to Flin Flon, with a young family, the call to serve the Church became stronger, and more prevalent.
With this returning to a Church home, he was approached to become a Lay Reader. In the spring of 1989, he received an invitation to attend the annual Lay Readers conference in Brandon, Manitoba and his journey grew from there. Along the way, more responsibilities were gained, and endorsed by Bishop Malcolm Harding.
All the while growing in his faith, serving as best as he could. After moving to The Pas, he began to serve at Christ Church as a licenced Lay Reader, which slowly grew into accepting the call to become a Deacon.
Mike was ordained to the Diaconate Feb 2, 2013.
He continues his discernment and his journey, through his studies at Henry Budd College of Ministry. His discernment and studies, may bring him to priesthood, all the while Christ Church is supportive of his call to Ministry.