Please click on the links at left to see samples of writings, videos and art.
The Reverend Canon Charles LaFond is Canon Steward at the Cathedral of Saint John’s in the Wilderness in Denver Colorado. A Cathedral Canon works among a “chapter” of canons who live by a rule of life that includes saying daily morning and evening prayer together. The Canon Steward oversees the fabric of the Cathedral complex (considered one of Denver’s most beautiful buildings), coordinates hospitality programs to visitors and 4,000 communicants, orchestrates the raising of money and people for mission and ministry, and contributes to the life of the community through teaching, preaching, and writing on the spiritual life.
Charles has taught stewardship design as guest faculty at Virginia Theological Seminary, is on the TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) Board of Directors and on the Advisory Council for the Episcopal Church’s Development Office. Charles is a frequent blogger at www.charleslafond.com, writes a bi-monthly article on domestic spirituality and is the author of Fearless Church Fundraising found here on the spiritual and logistical underpinnings of stewardship and financial development in churches and religious organizations.
Charles has been a member of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church and its Executive Committee and is on the Presiding Bishop’s Advisory Council for the Episcopal Church Development Office and The Executive Council’s Joint Standing Committee on Local Mission and Ministry. Charles is also Priest Associate at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua, New Hampshire and is Chaplain to the New Hampshire State Senate. Charles is a master potter in stoneware, Raku art and production pottery sold in two area art galleries and lives on a farm and apiary in the woods of New Hampshire with his Black Lab “Kai.”
Charles maintained a blog while at the Blackwater Bluff, his home in New Hampshire. Feel free to visit it on “The View from Blackwater Bluff” page. (The home is now for sale…please inquire here!) Below is a sampling of Charles’s pottery: