Letter of introduction from the Rev. Ken McClure

To the congregations of St. George's and St. Margaret's and all the people of the parish of Haliburton: peace and love in Jesus Christ!

By the good grace of our Lord, our bishop, and the wardens of the parish I will have the pleasure of being your new priest! My family—my wife Becca, my son Jack and I—look forward to meeting each and every one of you, and while there will be time to flush out more about who we are as a family, I’d like to let you know a little bit about who I am.

I am a graduate of the George Brown Theatre School and spent almost ten years as a professional stage actor, performing in (mostly) musicals across the country. Upon leaving the world of performing, I spent a year teaching English in Guangzhou, China before returning home and pursuing an honors degree in Classical Studies from York University. Most recently, I completed my Masters of Divinity from Trinity College, University of Toronto.

I do a fair bit of writing for pleasure and have an ever-expanding selection of rosaries and chaplets I have beaded over the years. I'm an avid reader, particularly of 1st century Roman literature, works on American history (particularly material concerning the founders, and the Watergate era), and comic books. I'm a movie buff (particularly superhero and horror films), and love the nerdiest of TV (Star Trek, particularly DS9, and anything by either Joss Whedon or Aaron Sorkin). I enjoy fishing, swimming, and camping, and the only sport I follow is politics.

Most importantly, I come to you as a deep lover of scripture, music, and stories, and can't wait to share each of these things with you: to live the scripture with you, to make music together, and to share stories while creating new ones. 

I can't wait to walk with you, listening for where the prophetic call of the Spirit is crying out in our community, leading us to pursue justice and provide comfort and relief. 

I can't wait to gather together as one, to share in the body and blood of our Lord. Please know that until we meet in August you are all in my prayers, along with the prayers of thanksgiving I offer for this tremendous honor and privilege.

May the Peace of Christ be with you all!