The Venerable Patrick Stephens - Incumbent
Patrick grew up in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. After graduating from Algonquin College and becoming a Registered Practical Nurse, he volunteered for a year with the Mennonite Central Committee as a Serving and Learning Together (SALT) participant in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Upon his return to Canada, Patrick began working as a palliative home-care nurse, while also discerning a call to ordained ministry.
He attended seminary at St. Paul University (B.Th) and Vancouver School of Theology (M.Div.). He was ordained in 2012. Since then, he has served parishes in the City of Ottawa and along the St. Lawrence Seaway. Patrick was appointed incumbent of St. Barnabas in 2020.
In 2022, Patrick was appointed Archdeacon of Pembroke. In addition to parish responsibilities, he is responsible for pastoral and administrative oversight among the clergy and parishes in the Deanery of Pembroke.
Patrick serves the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa as the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) diocesan representative, and is a board member for the Diocese of Ottawa's Friends of the Archives.
In his spare time, he enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, and generally spending time outdoors with his family.
Archdeacon Patrick can be reached directly using the following coordinates.
phone: 613-870-1440 (cell)
My name is Carolyn Richard and I’m your new office administrator. I’m very excited to be joining such an inviting and welcoming group of people! I’m looking forward to getting to know each and everyone one of you.
Richard retired in 2015 from a 35 year career with AECL as a Mechanical Design Technologist. When the Secton position became available about six months later, he thought it sounded like a good idea. It had a lot of things going for it: low stress, physically active, right amount of hours, financial support for his recreational activities, and of course service to the parish that is appreciated by so many.