Anthony Austin is the creator and director of the Abbey. He has a Bachelors Degree in Theological Studies from Canadian Nazarene College, and a Masters of Religious Studies from The Atlantic School of Theology.
The impetus behind The Abbey was to provide a safe place of worship in Summerside for those who find it difficult to reconcile the institutional stance many churches have taken around certain social and theological issues.
This vision has expanded to include a focus on sacred space as a facilitator for worship, the importance of contemplative prayer within a church setting, and a commitment to deepening the biblical and theological education of the community.
Anthony is blessed to share his life with his wife, Heather, and his two daughters, Salem and Emily.