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Advent Welcomes Rev. Dr. Dean Pinter

Dear Parish Family:

I write with good news of an addition to our ministry team. Some suggested that I begin the announcement with a Biblically evocative question: “Can anything good come out of Moose Jaw?” The answer is, definitively, yes, many things.

Beginning mid-January, the Reverend Dr. Dean Pinter and his wife Darlene will join our community. Dean will serve in the clergy role of Canon Theologian, and delighted is an understatement when I express how I look forward to their ministry and presence among us.

For the past 11 years Dean has served as the Rector of St. Aidan’s Anglican Church in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. During his tenure St. Aidan’s has thrived, and they are a light within their community. Dean’s depth of knowledge is combined with warmth, humor, and humility. He will bring a winsome faith and a loving engagement with people in their daily lives.

Prior to his tenure at St. Aidan’s, the breadth of Dean’s ministry has included his serving internationally as a Lecturer and College Chaplain in Lithuania, and at home in Canada as an Academic Dean, and a Professor in New Testament, Biblical Languages, Theology, History, and Literature. Dean received his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Regent College, Vancouver, and his Doctor of Philosophy from Durham University, St. John’s College, England.

Dean and Darlene are the parents of three adult children, and as noted, their life and ministry has been lived in myriad contexts. Darlene has served internationally in the mission field in Lithuania and the Indian subcontinent, she is a writer and spiritual director, and formerly served on the administrative staffs of Regent College, Vancouver, and Cranmer Hall, University of Durham, England.

I invite you to join me in giving thanks for God’s provision and praying for Dean, Darlene, and their family during this time of transition.

The Lord be with you,
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The Very Rev. R. Craig Smalley
Dean and Rector

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