The Rev'd Canon Ed den Blaauwen SSC
The Rev'd Canon Ed den Blaauwen was appointed as Rector of Christ Church, Moline in January of 2006 and moved to the Quad Cities from Macomb where he served as Rector of St George's Parish Church for nearly five and a half years.
He serves as Rector of the Parish and has served as a member of the Diocesan Council and Standing Committee, served as Canon Liturgist and Canon Missioner in the diocese. He is the Diocesan Canon Musician and Diocesan Choir Coordinator. He is a long standing member of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) and has served as Executive Administrator for Forward in Faith North America. In December of 2018 he celebrated 35 years as a Priest in the Anglican Communion. He continues to work tirelessly for the rebuilding of the church of God into a deeply spiritual, scripturally faithful and orthodox body of believers.
Born in South Africa in 1956 of Dutch parents who moved there from Holland after WWII and settled in Johannesburg, he obtained a B.A degree in Theology from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, served two years in the armed forces and then entered St Paul's Theological College for priestly formation over the next two years. While a priest in the Church of the Province of Southern Africa Fr Ed served in numerous parishes during a period of eighteen years gaining much insight into the differing cultures of his native land. He came to the Diocese of Quincy in 2000.
Fr. Ed and Julia were married just prior to entering St Paul's College and have recently celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. They have two daughters, Tracy (married to Brent Ver Mulm) and Megan, and have two granddaughters, Mia and Natalie and as a family have served our Lord faithfully in many areas of ministry. Fr Ed and Julia live in Davenport and enjoy welcoming visitors to their home.