Lead Pastor & Rector
Chris is the Lead Pastor and Rector at Living Waters. Chris holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and History (1993); a Bachelor of Education – Concurrent (1994) from Queen’s University, in Kingston; and a Master’s of Divinity from Wycliffe College, University of Toronto (1997).
Chris served for 19 years in the Diocese of Ontario (Anglican Church of Canada), as Assistant Curate and Priest-in-Charge of St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston (1997-2000); and as Rector of St. John’s Portsmouth, Kingston (2000-2015).
After much prayer and discernment, Chris decided that for the sake of his conscience and personal integrity, he could no longer remain under the spiritual authority of the Anglican Church of Canada and relinquished his license to function in June 2015. Chris was licensed as a priest in the Anglican Network in Canada by the Rt. Rev. Charlie Masters, Diocesan Bishop, in June 2015 and was appointed Lead Pastor & Rector of Living Waters Anglican Fellowship, a new church plant, in July 2015. Living Waters held its first worship service on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Kingston House of Prayer.
Chris is a preacher and teacher. He has a passion for the Gospel and is committed to helping others encounter Jesus in real and meaningful ways, equipping them to live out their faith in their everyday lives. His message centers on the unconditional love, grace, and forgiveness of God, as witnessed in his own life; and he loves nothing more than to see people and congregations “transformed into the likeness of Jesus from one degree of glory to another.” (2 Cor 3:18). In addition to his church responsibilities, Chris works as a Civilian Chaplain with the Canadian Armed Forces, serving the Joint Signals Regiment at CFB Kingston. He also serves on ANiC Council, and the boards of the Kingston Christian School and Samaritan’s Heart Ministries.
Chris has been married to his wife Kathy for 20 years and together, they have three incredible children – Jonah (17), Gracie (Grade 15) and Annie (13). In his spare time, Chris enjoys walking Chewie, the family dog; watching sci-fi movies; reading graphic novels; and is a self-proclaimed Star Wars and Star Trek geek.
Derek is the Vocational Deacon at Living Waters. Derek holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Carleton University.
Derek began attending St. John’s Portsmouth (Anglican Church of Canada) in Kingston, where he developed a love for the Lord and a passion to study theology. During his 16 years at St. John’s, Derek served on Parish Council, as a Lay Delegate to Synod, and on many committees. Derek began pursuing a Bachelor of Theology through Thorneloe University (affiliated with Laurentian University) and was ordained to the Vocational Diaconate in 2011. Derek has continued to study theology courses through the Master of Divinity programs at Queens Theological College and Tyndale University. Desiring to follow a more biblically-based and Gospel-sharing church, Derek left the Anglican Church of Canada in September 2015 and joined the Anglican Network in Canada, where he was licensed as a Vocational Deacon.
Derek’s passion is to share the unconditional love of Jesus to all people, including the disadvantaged and those who society ignores and rejects. Derek has lived this out in the federal prison system, where he has worked as a parole officer for thirty years. Derek has served on the Board of Directors of Barnabas House, a healing ministry in Kingston, and enjoys helping people use their faith in everyday life to spread the Gospel.
Derek has been married to his wonderful wife Heather for 25 years and has two amazing children: Eliott(23) and Brandon (20). Derek enjoys hockey and watching the Chicago Blackhawks. Derek can be seen around town driving his black and red “Chicago Blackhawk” pickup truck. He also enjoys reading theology, watching movies, golfing, and watching the Kingston Frontenacs play hockey.
Kathy is an Associate Pastor at Living Waters, overseeing Young Adult and Children & Youth ministries. Kathy also heads up our Worship Team. Kathy Holds an Honours Bachelors of Arts from Trent University (1993); a Bachelor of Education – Current from Trent/Queen’s University (1994), and a Master’s in Educational Counseling from the University of Ottawa (1995). Kathy is also trained in Prayer Ministry. In addition to her responsibilities at Living Waters, Kathy also works part-time at Geneva House, a student ministry at Queen’s University, as a campus missionary. Her favourite job of all, however, is being a wife to Chris and mom to 3 amazing kids and a new puppy. Kathy is passionate about the Bible, Christian apologetics, leading worship, and seeing God heal and transform lives and families in practical and supernatural ways. She also loves fitness, camping, and playing outside.
Children’s Ministries Coordinator