• Fr. Richard René

    Fr. Richard René

    Ph.D. Candidate at Regis-St. Michael's College (University of Toronto)



    Born in Seychelles, Fr. Richard René grew up in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, before immigrating to British Columbia in 1989. Raised an Anglican (Episcopalian) in his teens, he converted to Eastern Orthodoxy in 1993. He and his wife Jaime were married in 1998, and they have three children and two grandchildren. They live in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

    Fr. Richard attended St. Vladimir’s Seminary, where he attained an M.Div. degree. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2005 in the Archdiocese of Canada (OCA), and has served as priest-in-charge of communities in Calgary, Cranbrook, and Kamloops. He is currently assigned to oversee St. Silas Orthodox Prison Ministry with the blessing of Archbishop IRENÉE (Rochon).

    In addition to prison ministry, Fr. Richard is the administrator of Chaplaincy services (Regional Chaplain) for the Pacific region of Correctional Service Canada (CSC). He is Ph.D. Candidate at the Regis-St. Michael’s College of the University of Toronto.

    Fr. Richard is a published author of several print and online articles, podcasts, peer-reviewed academic journal articles, and young adult fantasy novels (under the pseudonym “Richard Garcia Morgan”).


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