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.
From 2011–2023, 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, St. Peter’s Fireside now exists as a creative liturgical church for people to discover the goodness of God with us. Before this initiative, I worked in communication design for a decade and was featured in HOW, CMYK, Applied Arts and other outlets.
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.