Archdeacon of St. Chad, Priest

The Venerable Chris Dowdeswell was born and raised on his family’s mixed farm near Battrum, not far from Swift Current. After graduating high school in Cabri, Chris spent the next twenty years finding Jesus, running a successful business, travelling, finding a wife, earning some degrees, and becoming a father.

Chris and his wife, The Rev. Deacon Krista Dowdeswell, are both writing their doctoral dissertations in systematic theology through the University of Toronto. Chris is a certified spiritual director (DSD, Regis College) and is passionate about discovering the work of the Spirit in people’s lives. He also loves spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle, hiking, and enjoying a bottle of Chimay Blue when he gets the chance.

In addition to being Rector of the Swift Current parish, Chris is the Archdeacon of St. Chad, helping to provide episcopal oversite to a number of rural Anglican parishes in the southwest.