The Reverend Christopher Doering

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Chris is the Lead Pastor and Rector at Living Waters Anglican Fellowship in Kingston, ON. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History (1993) and a Bachelor of Education (1994) from Queen's University, in Kingston; and a Master's of Divinity from Wycliffe College, University of Toronto (1997).

Chris served for 18 years in the Diocese of Ontario (ACoC), as Assistant Curate and Priest-in-Charge of St. George's Cathedral, Kingston (1997-2000); and as Rector of St. John's Portsmouth, Kingston (2000-2015). During that time, Chris was a Canon of St. George's Cathedral, Diocesan Master of Ceremonies, and Regional Dean of Frontenac. He served as Chair of the Diocesan Training & Development Committee and the Synod Nomination Committee; and was a member of the Diocesan Finance Committee and the Diocesan Worship Task Force. 

Chris is a preacher and teacher. He has a passion for the Gospel and is committed to helping others encounter Jesus in real and meaningful ways, equipping them to live out their faith in their everyday lives. His message centers on the unconditional love, grace, and forgiveness of God, as witnessed in his own life. 

In addition to his church responsibilities, Chris works as a Civilian Chaplain with the Canadian Armed Forces, serving the Joint Signals Regiment at CFB Kingston. He also serves on the boards of the Kingston Christian School and Samaritan's Heart Ministries.

Chris has been married to Kathy for 20 years and together they have three incredible children – Jonah (17), Gracie (Grade 15) and Annie (13).