Victor C. Gavino
PROFESSOR (RETIRED), DÉPT DE NUTRITION, FACULTÉ DE MÉDECINE, UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL
MINISTER OF WORD AND SACRAMENTS (RETIRED), PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CANADA
I am truly, finally, and gladly retired. I look forward to next seasons of life: more time with family; more time to continue projects left idle by necessity; more time to truly master the flight controls of my radio-controlled airplanes. Add to this mix my love of the piano, exploration of cultures/countries not my own, international cuisine, Bible studies with long-time friends, theological studies — there will be no dearth of compelling activities. Most of all, I look forward to much more time spent with my dear Grace, my wife and partner of 40+ years.
While still in the workforce and sensing the call to Christian ministry, I entered seminary in 2003 at half-time, finishing a Bachelor of Theology in 2008, a Master of Divinity the following year. I retired from the Université de Montréal in 2013 after nearly 30 years of health-related research and teaching, and proceeded immediately to church work.
Deeply interested in theology, I finished a Master of Sacred Theology in 2015 and began a PhD in Religious Studies in 2017 at McGill University. I am still at it.
Life has been rich and full; I do look forward to still more seasons of life, perhaps even more exciting and fulfilling than ever. I am now free to do what I want, when I want, how much of it I want, purely for the joy of discovery and of service to God and the community.