The "Staff" of St. Augustine's - Parkland
Rev. Billy Isenor
As of November 1, 2017, the Reverend Billy Isenor became our Deacon-in-Charge.
He was born and raised in the Roman Catholic Church in Penticton, BC. During his time in British Columbia, he traveled and worked at many restaurants in the province, seeking to discover new adventures and please many people’s palates as a chef. Cooking and serving in the hospitality industry helped cultivate Billy's own relationship with Jesus and understanding of the feast at the Eucharistic celebration. The latter fostered a deep contemplation on how he wanted to serve God by serving others.
That discernment process led Billy to move to Edmonton in 2004 and begin his exploration and calling toward ministry. He studied at Newman Theological College and graduated in 2010 with a Master of Theological Studies from Newman Theological College.
Life took an unexpected turn for Billy as he felt calls to both ordained ministry and marriage and family life when he met his wonderful and supportive wife, Dana Hunter Isenor. Dana and Billy decided to embrace their faith within the Anglican Church at St. Faith’s, Edmonton in 2012. Together they have an amazing daughter Alison and another to be baby to join them in December 2017.
Billy has served in many ministries, such as a chaplain at Alberta Hospital, St. Francis of Assisi hospital in Philadelphia, PA, Edmonton Institute for Women, and the Edmonton Institute (the men’s maximum security prison). He was invited to give parish missions and conferences throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan on the theology and life of St. Francis of Assisi. Most recently, Billy served at Inner City Pastoral Ministry with Pastor Rick Chapman as pastoral associate, and campus ministry at St. Joseph’s at the University of Alberta.
Billy is excited to join St. Augustine’s Parkland and looks forward to serving this vibrant Church and hopes to share his joyful friendship with Christ and the Gospels with everyone he meets.