The Reverend Phil Gearing was ordained a deacon in May 2019 and is pleased to be serving as curate at Church of the Ascension. Under the guidance of Reverend Ruthanne, he hopes to contribute to many aspects of parish life while learning the ins and outs of priestly ministry. He celebrates scripture and sees God in nature and in the life stories of people he meets. Everyone has a story and every story is worth hearing!
Phil was born and raised in a large family (one sister and five brothers!) in Scarborough. For the last twenty years he and his family have enjoyed living in smaller communities including; Bobcageon, Bala and Wasaga Beach. He enjoys being outdoors. Walking and cycling with his wife are favourite activities. He enjoys reading and is an avid Toronto Maple Leaf and Blue Jay Fan.