Reverend Michael Bechard

Reverend Michael Bechard


Michael Béchard was born in Woodslee, Ontario and after graduating from King's University College (BA, 1991), he studied theology at St. Peter's Seminary (M.Div., 1994). Ordained a deacon for the Diocese of London in 1994 and a presbyter in 1995, Father Béchard has served at various parishes in the Diocese of London. Completing studies at the University of Notre Dame (MA, 2000), Michael took up his current position at King's University College and Western University.  While at King’s he completed additional qualifications (DMin 2012) at the Graduate Theological Foundation.

Father Béchard is the Director of the Office of Campus Ministry and the Pastor of Christ the King University Parish.  He has taught a number of different courses at St. Peter's Seminary and continues to lecture at King's University College.  He is the Chair of the Centre for Jewish-Catholic-Muslim Learning.

Outside of his commitments at King's, he has served as the Master of Ceremonies of the Diocese of London (www.dol.ca), Director of Liturgy and as Chair of the Board of Directors for Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (http://www.cccm.ca).

He has been interviewed on a number of occasions by CTV, CBC and The London Free Press on issues related to the church, liturgy and the ministry of the Holy Father.