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The Rev. Canon Fred Krieger rev. canon fred krieger

The Reverend Canon Fred Krieger has degrees in Greek (language, literature, philosophy) and theology. He married Janet in 1960 with whom he shares three children and three grandchildren. He was ordained deacon and priest in the Episcopal Church in 1963 and came to Canada in 1966 for graduate studies at Trinity College, Toronto. He then moved on to King’s College, Halifax in 1970, to teach in the faculty of divinity, and then to the Atlantic School of Theology upon its formation where he taught systematic and historical theology. Fred served as registrar and dean until 2001. He is an honorary canon, an honorary assistant and a member of the choir at the cathedral. He served as priest at Grace Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, as honorary assistant at a number of churches, and Executive Secretary of Synod in the Dioces of Nova Scotia and P.E.I., as well as exercising ordained ministry during his years at the Atlantic School of Theology.

The Rev. Canon John Smithrev canon john smith

The Rev. Canon John Smith was born in rural southern New Brunswick. He received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geology from UNB and an M.A. from Harvard. Fr. John is a second vocation priest after having a successful career in industry and as Chief Geologist and Assist. Deputy Minister in NB. John came to Nova Scotia in 1973 as Deputy Minister of Mines and later was President of Novaco Ltd. He entered AST and was ordained Deacon in 1985 and ministered in the Parishes of Port Dufferin and St. Mark's, Halifax. He served as Executive Secretary of Synod, Assistant to the Bishop, and Acting Director of Administration and Finance for the Diocese. After retirement in 1997 he conducted interim ministries at St. James, Armdale, Pictou, Ecum Secum, Bible Hill, Hubbards, and Newport/Walton. A life long learner he received a M.Div. from AST in 2015. Interests include hiking, painting, writing poetry and social justice issues. His wife Alison died in 1984 and he has two sons and three grandsons. He now lives in downtown Halifax with partner Greg.

The Rev. John Swain

John, a graduate of the Atlantic School of Theology, was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in 1974. He served in a variety of parish settings across the diocese including the parishes of Ecum Secum, Blandford, Milton, PEI, and Parsborro. John has been an active member of, and advocate for, the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer. John conducts a weekly Friday morning study group and Eucharist. His interests include reading, puzzle making, bible study, and travelling.




The Rev. Keirsten Wells

Keirsten Wells is a priest chaplain for the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. She was educated at the University of New Brunswick, Classics and Ancient History, and at the University of Trinity College, University of Toronto, Masters of Divinity. She trained in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto; St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto; and Toronto General Hospital. She provides spiritual and religious care to individuals and groups, workshops in the areas of spirituality and the arts; is a practitioner of Reiki and Logosynthesis. She is from Fredericton, New Brunswick. Keirsten lives in Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia with her husband Tony. She is the Coordinator of Anglican Health Care Chaplains for NS PEI Diocese and provides clinical care at the QEII in Halifax.

The Rev. Ronald Harris

Ronald Harris, following ordination in 1957, served in the Parishes of Blandford, Pugwash-River John, the cathedral (as Priest-Assistant), Bridgewater, and St. James, Halifax. During that time Ronald served on many Diocesan commitees and also took courses in Nova Scotia and New Jersey. Twice he received a travelling scholarship to study and work in the UK at Canterbury, Darlington, and Coventry Cathedral, and also served as Assistant Chaplain in Cardiff, Wales. Since retirement he has been an Honorary Assistant at the cathedral officiating, as requested, on Sundays and mid-week Services and, for several years, visiting cathedral parishioners when in the hospitals. He has also functioned as a replacement for the Diocesan Hospital Chaplain, the University Chaplain and as an occasional officiant at St. Paul's Church and St George's Church in Halifax.

The Rev. Dr. Davena Davis

Davena Davis is a graduate of McGill University and Montreal Diocesan Theological College. She was ordained deacon in the Diocese of Montreal and priest in the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador. She has worked and taught at McGill University, Queen’s College, St. John’s, Vancouver School of Theology and Atlantic School of Theology. She has acted as Priest-in-Charge of a number of parishes in the Halifax area since coming to Nova Scotia in 1995. An honorary assistant at the cathedral, she is involved with the Tuesday morning study group with Holy Communion following, gardening and enjoying her dog.





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