On October 24th 1990 I was ordained a deacon in the Church of the Resurrection, Holman (Ulukhaktok), Northwest Territories, by Bishop Jack Sperry, Bishop of the Arctic. He translated the BAS ordination service into Inuinaktun specially for the occasion, and we did the service bilingually, alternating between English and Inuinaktun.
23 years later I am very grateful to the late Bishop Jack Sperry for taking a risk on a Church Army guy who didn’t have a proper seminary education. Along with my Dad, Jack was my other great mentor in parish ministry. I’m sure they are praising God together with all the saints now!