The Reverend Doctor Dean Pinter

The following announcement was made at St. Aidan Church on Sunday, May 13, 2012:

It is with joy that we tell you that Bishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson has appointed The Reverend Dean Pinter as priest for St. Aidan. Dean is currently a professor at Eston College and is licensed as an honourary assistant in Big Country parish, Diocese of Qu'Appelle. Dean and his wife Darlene have three children: Evan, Emily and Carl. We have not yet received word as to when Dean will begin his ministry with us.

In his response to our parish profile Dean said; "Christian ministry begins first by looking and listening to what God is already doing in any given situation, and once the work of God is identified, the role of God's people is to work alongside that prior activity of God," and he goes on to say that "without question God is clearly and actively at work in St. Aidan church".

We look forward to working alongside Dean in identifying where God is leading us as a parish. We all share in this choice, with our prayers for one another, and with our prayers for the one, now named, who is to be our priest.

Let us give thanks to Almighty God who is our strength:

We are thankful for this day that you have given us, and we rejoice in it. Thank you for the love and trust that exists in this community of St. Aidan. You have guided us, sustained us, encouraged us and lifted us up when we faltered. We pray for Dean; give him your Spirit's blessing; may he be a spiritual guide for us. Support him in his ministry; nourish his spiritual life. Thank you for giving him to us as a priest. We pray to you, risen Lord, you who are our Eternal High Priest, and sit at the right hand of the Father.

Amen.