Fr. Andrew Applegate and Matushka Sonia
Rev. Andrew Applegate was born in Calgary in 1954 and baptized in the United Church. He met and married Sonia who was baptized in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and grew up in the small hamlet of Wandering River, Alberta near Ft. McMurray in 1976. Together they embarked upon a spiritual search attending various evangelical, charismatic, and mainline protestant churches until coming “home” to the Orthodox Church in 1983. In 1995 they sold their motel in Wandering River and moved to Calgary to help develop the fledgling mission parish of St. Peter’s. On coming back to Calgary, Fr. Andrew started “Pillar to Post” home inspections and then sold it in 2001. He then worked as technical sales and marketing manager for Unicrete, Skyline and Canmark Roofing specializing in concrete roof tile installations and other high end roofing products until 2013 when he retired. Fr. Andrew has taken many courses on Orthodox theology over the years and continues to study at St. Arseny Institute. He was ordained a deacon by Bishop Irénée on July 15, 2012 and as a priest on March 3, 2013. Fr. Andrew and Sonia have one son Michael with his wife Katherine, grandson John and a granddaughter Eliza, who live in Colorado Springs.
Archpriest Lawrence Reinheimer
Deacon Paul Bartlett
Deacon Kurt Jordan