Rev Pierre Jean-Louis (BTh; MTS)

Pierre.JeanLouisOrdination

Rev Pierre has served the Church since May 2015, first in Ottawa then in Edmonton as an Appointed Designated Minister. Our Board has decided that the quality and body of his ministry and his life’s experience is deserving of being moved to the rank of Ordained Minister as of November 23rd 2017. Carried unanimously.

Ministry Focus

He is now a chaplain at large to the senior’s communities in Edmonton with a special supporting ministry to the LGBTQ+ community.

Pierre says: “My current focus is simple, I prefer to promote my support of the elderly and work to promote recognition and independence for these vulnerable members of our society. I have worked with seniors, Alzheimer’s patients, as well as people with intellectual disabilities and continue to do so. I have found that promoting a spiritual relationship through pastoral care helps to create independence.”

Academic Achievements

Rev Pierre holds a certificate in Anglican studies, a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Pastoral Theology from St Paul University in the University of Ottawa.

He has served as a military chaplain and an Anglican minister before coming to Clergy Support Memorial Church.

He holds a certificate from the Canadian Ministers Institute covering all aspects of training for Life Celebrations and Pastoral Care.

Ministerial History

  • Lay Minister St James Anglican Church, Hull, QC.
  • Youth Coordinator Riverside United Church Ottawa.
  • Cadet Chaplain CFB Connaught, Ottawa.
  • L’Arche, Ottawa. Pastoral Care to persons with intellectual disabilities.
  • Chaplain Chartwell Retirement Residence and Rockcliffe Retirement Home.

Awards

Awarded the ‘Spirit of ST Paul 2004 for setting up a Disability Centre for the University.

Hobbies

Cooking and travel (23 countries so far).

Giving Back/Volunteer History

  • Lay Minister St. James Anglican Church-Liturgy of the Word.
  • Spiritual Advisor Centre 454, Homeless Centre.
  • Senior Coordinator St Joseph’s Church, Ottawa. Created workshops, visited senior home, set up Easter and Christmas reflections.
  • Youth Coordinator St Joseph’s Church, Ottawa.
  • Substitute Cook for St. Joseph’s Supper Table.
  • Mentor to four Syrian families.

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