Cale Clarke: Former Christian Reformed Minister
July 18, 2011
Cale Clarke grew up in the Halifax suburbs of Nova Scotia in a solidly-Catholic home. Despite his upbringing in the Catholic Church, it was, for Cale, a faith that did not penetrate his being. At age 17, he refused to continue going to weekly Mass, and for some years, remained Catholic in name only. It was while doing studies at Illinois State University that several stimulating conversations with a Baptist student opened his eyes to the truth of the resurrection. Cale returned to Canada to complete his undergraduate studies and then enrolled in Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. Subsequently, he served for three years as an associate pastor for a congregation in the Christian Reformed Church tradition. Participating in a Theology on Tap session while visiting his parents in Jacksonville, FL, Cale began his journey back to the Catholic Church and, ultimately, into a new apostolate serving the Church.