Fr. Bryan grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, the eldest of three boys. In his mid-teens, he began attending a parish pastored by the Companions of the Cross, and through a series of conferences and retreats, encountered Jesus in a personal way. This led him to make an act of surrender, saying to the Lord, “I’ll do whatever You want me to do.” One of the things Fr. Bryan had previously said he would never do was to become a priest. When he prayed that prayer of surrender, things began to change. A joy and desire for the priesthood began to develop, and he joined the Companions of the Cross as a seminarian in 2005, receiving ordination to the priesthood on June 7, 2014.
Since ordination, Fr. Bryan has served at St. Mary’s parish in Ottawa, Ontario as Associate Pastor (2014-2017) and Holy Trinity parish in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia as Associate Pastor, Administrator, and now as Pastor (2017-Present).
Fr. Bryan is passionate about prayerfully discerning God’s vision for the future of the ministry he is involved with and then sharing that vision far and wide. He enjoys leadership development, especially in small groups. And he desires that making and equipping disciples would be at the forefront of ministry. He has a passion for learning, which is often directed towards ministry, leadership, and theology, but is sometimes directed towards ornithology, as he is an avid birder. Fr. Bryan longs to “see the Church waking up and coming explosively alive to the point where it, with the power of the Holy Spirit will shake the earth and the nations with its dynamic presence” (Fr. Bob Bedard, Evangelization: A Challenge for the Catholic Church).
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