The Rev. Helen Dunn
Assistant to the Rector
Phone: (403) 269-1905 x111
The Rev'd Helen Dunn was ordained priest in the Diocese of Calgary on January 25, 2014. Prior to her appointment at the Cathedral, Helen completed her discernment for holy orders with the parish of St. Aidan, Moose Jaw in the Diocese of Qu'Appelle.
Helen was born in Westville, South Africa and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1991. She grew up in Calgary and attended Queen Elizabeth Junior/Senior High School.
Helen received a distinction for her MA in Christian Theology from Durham University (UK) and graduated valedictorian from Briercrest College with a BA in Pastoral Ministry in 2009. While at Durham, Helen stayed in residence at St. John's College and was awarded the St. John's Postgraduate Scholarship as well as the Barry Scholarship for Anglican Studies.
Her hobby interests include the work of poet-priest Gerard Manley Hopkins, Flannery O'Connor's short stories, and the comedic musings of Tina Fey. Her recent academic interests include the relationship between theology, gender, and sexuality and in the spring of 2012, her essay on Michel Foucault's theory of power and the Church of England's listening process was recommended by Christian ethicist, Robert Song, to the House of Bishops' Working Group on Human Sexuality.
As Assistant to the Rector at the Cathedral, Helen's primary areas of responsibility are outreach and education.