Rev. Armand Mercier is husband to Carol Anne, dad to Benoît, 12, and Étienne, 8, and lifelong (almost) resident of the Edmonton area – though having very recently spent a year serving in the Diocese of New Westminster!
After obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, Rev. Armand worked for a number of years in the automotive industry before beginning a discernment to ministry in the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) in the Roman Catholic Church. After ordination to the diaconate and obtaining M.Div. and M.Th. degrees, Rev. Armand left the Franciscan Order to marry Carol Anne; some time later, Rev. Armand and Carol Anne were called to the Anglican Church, where they participated as parishioners for several years in two different communities.
Rev. Armand was subsequently called to serve as a deacon in the Anglican Church before receiving the call to the priesthood in 2016, after which he was an honourary assistant in the Diocese of Edmonton. In 2017, Rev. Armand was inducted as Rector of St Stephen’s Parish, where he served until July 2021. Rev. Armand also worked at Habitat for Humanity Edmonton from 2010-21 as Director of Family Services.
Apart from enjoying the company of his family, Rev. Armand enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and cycling, and he and his family look forward to many new adventures with Christ Church Parish!
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