Jim Donovan Panchaud

Jim Donovan Panchaud


Jim came to Canada from Bermuda along with his parents and five brothers in 1973. His family settled in Kitchener, Ontario.  He is married to Annette and they have three children, Julian, Kathryn, and Miriam all of whom contribute to the “joyful messiness that is life as a family!”  He completed a BA in English at St. Jerome's University College, Waterloo in 1991 and a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto in 1996.  Shortly after moving to London in 2002, Jim was accepted into the formation program for the Permanent Diaconate and was ordained to the Order of Deacon in 2007.  We welcomed him to Christ the King University Parish in 2011.  

After 20 years of professional social work practice focused on individual, family, couples and, most recently, psychosocial oncology, he is now serving the Diocese of London as the Director of Permanent Diaconate Formation.