Vote Mark Nichols for Ward 1

Inclusive Representation. Mobility for All.

My Story

Shortly after graduating from high school in 1981, I enrolled in the Canadian Forces and served my country for twenty years in the Middle East, Europe, and across Canada. My military career was a great education, as I experienced life in different parts of Canada and other parts of the world. Living in different places opened my eyes to various forms of injustice that afflict the human family, and planted the seeds of my passion for social justice.

In 2001, I left the military to go back to school. In 2005, after a year at Memorial University and three years at Queen’s College Faculty of Theology, I convocated with a Master of Divinity, was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada, and began a new vocation as a parish priest.

In a ministry animated by a deep commitment to social justice, I first served as parish priest along the southeast coast of Labrador, and then in Conception Bay South. From 2015-2020, I was the associate priest at St. Mark’s Church in the East End of St. John’s. When my time at St. Mark’s came to an end in March 2020, I chose to leave parish ministry to engage more directly in social justice work in the community.

I’ve served as co-chair of the board of directors of the Social Justice Cooperative NL (April 2020-June 2021). I was also the community organizer for the Fight for $15 and Fairness NL campaign (August 2020-May 2021).

I live in the East End of St. John’s (Ward 1) with Darlene, my amazing wife of thirty-two years. We have two adult daughters of whom we couldn’t be prouder, and four incredibly beautiful grandchildren who are the centre of our universe.