Fr. Ben was born in Kenora, Ontario and raised in a Catholic home (his father is a deacon). He joined the Companions of the Cross in 1993. He has a passion for evangelization and forming disciples for mission.
Fr. Ben is assisting with the establishment of a new community of religious sisters in Ottawa, Ontario, called the Queenship of Mary Community and is serving here at Holy Trinity Parish on a temporary basis (arrived in December 2021).