Archbishop Lynne McNaughton and the Provincial Council invite you to this specially-designed webinar for all members of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC and Yukon. Our keynote speaker Lieutenant Commander The Reverend John Hounsell-Drover will cover the foundations of Disaster and Emergency Management 101 and discuss how parishes and congregations can partner with local agencies and emergency planning groups to support their community when emergency situations arise. Learn more about The Rev'd Hounsell-Drover below.
Lieutenant Commander The Reverend John Hounsell-Drover was raised in Spaniard’s Bay, a small community on the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy and Classical Studies and Masters in Philosophy (Humanities) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He received his Master of Divinity from the Queen’s College School of Theology, St. John’s, Newfoundland, and served as a priest in the Diocese of Western Newfoundland for seven years.
In 2007, John discerned a call to military chaplaincy and was enrolled a year later. Rev’d Hounsell-Drover has served at 12 Wing, Shearwater, Nova Scotia, and CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he sailed with various ships including a nine-month deployment to the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf on HMCS Charlottetown. In 2013, he was posted to CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick, and in 2015, he was posted to Esquimalt, British Columbia, where he deployed with HMCS Winnipeg in 2016. In 2019, he was posted to CFB Kingston, Ontario. In 2022 he was granted the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Royal Roads University. His thesis for this program was entitled, “Local Faith Communities and Their Motivation for Involvement in Disaster Management Activities.” He currently resides in Kingston with his spouse, two teenage sons, and the superdog, Murphy.