Fr. Harrison Ayre was born and raised near Vancouver, British Columbia. During his time at university studying philosophy, he had a profound conversion experience that brought him to live for and with Christ. Ordained a priest in 2015, he has an MDiv and MTh and is pursuing his PhD in theological anthropology at the Maryvale Institute. He is pastor of St. Peter's Parish in Nanaimo, BC, co-host of the podcast Clerically Speaking, and co-author with Michael Heinlein of Finding Christ in the Crisis: What the Pandemic Can Teach Us.