Rev Don Sellsted arrived at Orchard Valley United Church on July 1, 2018. He grew up in the prairies of western Canada and after spending years working there and traveling extensively for his work, he finally accepted a call into ministry.

Don has been a continuous learner since 1985 including graduating as an Engineering Technologist. In 2009 he began his theological studies at St. Andrews College in Saskatoon before entering into his Master of Divinity studies at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax. He graduated with his Master’s degree in May 2018, and was ordained into the United Church of Canada later that month.

Don is passionate about connecting faith, spirituality and humour to the needs, joys, and struggles of everyday life, while building confidence in all people to share their devotion with others. He believes in ecumenical, interfaith, and intergenerational worship. Engaging with others to better understand faith and scripture is an important part of his ministry.

Don and his wife Cheryl plan to spend their free time exploring more of the beauty of Nova Scotia, as well as enjoying the foods and spirits found in the beautiful Annapolis Valley.