Having served three other congregations in the Maritimes before coming to St. Paul’s, Hugh was the minster here for 18 years, until 1999, when he retired from full-time ministry. Since retirement, he has continued to support ministry at St. Paul’s, and teach as sessional faculty at the Atlantic School of Theology in the Adult Education Certificate in Theological Studies program. Hugh remains a highly respected and well-loved pastor and educator, both at St. Paul’s and in the wider Church.
Hugh graduated from Dalhousie University, after which he entered Pine Hill Divinity Hall and was ordained by Maritime Conference. He pursued post-graduate studies in Greek and New Testament at Andover-Newton Theological School in Boston and at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Most recently, Hugh completed his Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana. His thesis was entitled, Deep Roots Anchor Strong Trees: theology and practice of clergy self-care in the United Church of Canada.
In 2011, he was a co-recipient of the Davidson Trust Award, which recognizes excellence in education and teaching in the United Church.