The Gospel Coalition


David Short

David Short is Rector of St. John's Shaughnessy in Vancouver, BC Canada

David Short has been rector of St. John’s (Shaughnessy) Anglican Church in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1993.  He was born in Tanzania and brought up in Africa and in Sydney, Australia, where he studied at Moore Theological College and was ordained in 1987. He has degrees from the University of Wollongong, Moore College and a ThM from Regent College in Vancouver. Sydney Anglicans have an historical commitment to reformed biblical theology.

He is a recognized Bible teacher, expository preacher and trainer. He is a founder and Executive Director of the Artizo Institute – a Canadian initiative to identify and train young people who are gifted for ministry. For many years, he was actively involved in the Anglican Essentials Canada movement, seeking reformation and renewal and a return to live orthodoxy within the Anglican Church of Canada. Since June 2005, he has been on the Executive/Board of the Anglican Network in Canada and in February 2008, St. John’s (Shaughnessy) voted to join the Anglican Network in Canada under the jurisdiction of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone (southern portion of South America). 

David has a passion to instill a love of God’s word in others and to train pastors in expository preaching.

David and his wife, Bronwyn, have two children - Benjamin (born in 1986) and Joshua (born in 1989).