François Provençal is a military Training Development officer originally from Plessisville, Québec.
After Theological studies (B.Th and M.Th) and Seminary time (1988-1992) in Québec city. He served as a Canadian Forces Chaplain from 1998-2007. After many postings across Canada ,he was posted to Edmonton in 2013. He was deployed in Bosnia in 1999. He was awarded the Queen Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012.
He completed a L.Th in Eastern Christian Studies at St-Paul University in 2013.
François was presented as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion by Bishop David Motiuk in April 2014. He currently serves as a religious lector at St-Josphat Cathedral.