Eric has been ordained since 2004 but began ministry in 2001. He started out full time ministry serving the isolated community of Harrington Harbour on the lower north shore of the gulf of the St. Lawrence where there are no roads in or out. It wasn’t planes, trains and automobiles there; it was boats, skidoos and helicopters. Following that, he served churches in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, most recently in Cowansville.
Eric is a second career minister. He got a degree in communication studies and worked in the pulp and paper industry in sales and marketing in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States for ten years before studying for ministry. In addition to ministry, Eric has his contractor’s license and owns a kitchen cabinet company in Quebec with his business partner.
Eric’s passions in ministry are preaching and pastoral care and community development. He has taken many additional courses in therapy and counselling to enhance his skills. His background in marketing, strategic planning and management are also advantages for the time the church finds itself in.
Eric is a native Quebecer, growing up in Beaconsfield. He is fluently bilingual and grew up in a multicultural household – his father is a Hungarian refugee who fled Hungary as a result of the Holocaust. His mother hails from Italy. Eric has two children – his son Alex is beginning his first year in CEGEP in Montreal and his daughter is in her second year of nutrition studies at McGill. Eric’s only brother is an engineer and restaurant owner in Toronto.
In his “downtime,” Eric enjoys cooking, staying fit and catching the occasional popular event. He is elated to be serving Carleton Memorial.