Hi, I’m Alastair.

It turns out I am a distant relative of Laurence Sterne. This is only interesting if you’re into English literature. He was an Anglican priest and author of the first bawdy humour book in English history, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. I too am an Anglican priest and an author. I also struggle to keep my sense of humour in check. But the parallels between Larry and me stop there.  

Back in 2011, I partnered with Redeemer City to City and many others to start a church in downtown Vancouver, B.C. In the heart of this post-Christian city, we started St. Peter’s Fireside, a creative liturgical church for people to discover the goodness of God with us. 

Before I became a pastor and writer, I worked in communication design for almost a decade and was featured in HOW, CMYK, Applied Arts and other outlets. I still take on the occasional creative project.

I have a Diploma in Graphic Design from The Art Institute, a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Graduate Certificate in Values-Based Leadership from Royal Roads University, and a Doctor of Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

I like to use my toolkit to help people make good things happen.


Alastair Sterne sitting awkwardly with a forced smile