About Donald Mckenzie – Anglican Priest

About Donald the Priest

A priest in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land.  I was ordained a deacon on St. Andrew’s day, November 30th, 2008. I was ordained a priest on the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, on September 29th, 2009.

Currently I am serving as Priest at St. Philip’s Norwood Anglican Church. I also preside at the mid-week serves for Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Winnipeg’s Downtown, and serve as an Honourary Assistant at St. Margaret’s in the Wolseley area of Winnipeg (These together do not constitute a full-time position).

I was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Salvation Army Officer parents. My father was in Correctional Services. So, the running joke was that my dad was in and out of prison during our growing up ears.

Just before I turned six, we were transferred to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. As I was about to start grade seven, we were transferred to Chilliwack, BC. Then, as was beginning high school, we were transferred to Winnipeg, where I have lived ever since.

I was one of the bookish, nerdy types in high school. My greatest accomplishment being on the Grant Park High School, Reach for the Top team all three years that I attended school there.

After graduating from high school, I entered the Business Administration program at Red River Community College (now Red River College). My most notable feat there was managing to fail business math, primarily because I didn’t read the instructions on my calculator. There’s a little bit more to the story, as the person who was supposed to teach the course got ill, and was replaced by a business law instructor.

From Red River, I went on to the University of Winnipeg, where I completed a bachelor’s degree in administrative studies and political science. There is nothing notable about my time at University of Winnipeg.

Since then I have completed various Master’s level classes in Theology and Biblical Studies through Providence Seminary, and St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba. The only paper I have to show for this is a couple of diplomas from St. John’s College.

I’ve spent most of my post undergrad years working in retail. Most of that time was spent working in retail grocery.

About Dining With Donald

This blog is focused on Food.  It will feature reviews of places to eat books, and the odd recipe. I also write about what it means to gather together around food.  I can be found on Twitter as @anglibubs.

I’m the youngest of six boys.  So, meal times were very much shared experiences.  The family dinner table was a place of learning.  One where we were taught to ask questions and not simply take everything for granted.

This was reinforced at festive occasions.  As a child, I don’t remember a Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter, where our table wasn’t extended to include someone who would otherwise have been alone during that holiday.

As a priest it is my desire to spread the the welcome that is found in the Eucharist at the Lord’s Table to all the table settings in which the church community gathers

My dream is to create a seminary style course on eating together.  You can find this under the Common Eating heading.  The first post in the series is called Meals (Common Eating)

More on Donald

I am a fan of all sports.  Notably a Habs fan.  Brokenhearted Expos fan.  Blue Bomber fan.

Doing a little Karaoke at the Lime Lite.

I enjoy singing Karaoke, but recently I have taken to singing open mic. You can generally singing every second Friday at Strong Badger Coffeehouse. Hopefully, come January, once they’ve finished their renovations, I’ll be able to go back to the Wednesday night open mics at Sam’s Place.

I’m a member of the Manitoba Food Bloggers. I like to follow other food related blogs. So, leave me a link if you are a food blog author. However, I should add that I don’t participate in blogger awards such as Liebster.