Stephen Jensen

Stephen Arthur Jensen (born May 30, 1954) is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was ordained a priest on May 24, 1980 by then-Archbishop James Francis Carney. On April 2, 2013, he was ordained Bishop of the Diocese of Prince George.[4]

The Most Reverend

Stephen Arthur Jensen
Bishop of Prince George
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
SeePrince George
AppointedJanuary 3, 2013
InstalledApril 2, 2013
PredecessorGerald Wiesner
OrdinationMay 24, 1980
by James Carney
ConsecrationApril 2, 2013
by J. Michael Miller
Personal details
Born (1954-05-30) May 30, 1954 (age 66)
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DenominationRoman Catholic
ResidencePrince George
Previous post
  • Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Vancouver (2009–2013)
Alma materSt. Peter's Seminary
MottoParare Vias Eius
(English: To prepare His ways)
Coat of armsStephen Arthur Jensen's coat of arms
Ordination history of
Stephen Jensen
Priestly ordination
Ordained byJames Carney
DateMay 24, 1980
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorJ. Michael Miller
Co-consecratorsDavid Monroe
Brian Joseph Dunn
DateApril 2, 2013
PlaceSacred Heart Cathedral, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Styles of
Stephen Arthur Jensen
Coat of arms of Stephen Jensen.svg
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleYour Excellency


Jensen was born on May 30, 1954 in North Vancouver. He studied at St. Peter's Seminary in London, Ontario, receiving a BA in Philosophy and a Master of Divinity in 1976 and 1979 respectively.[5]


Jensen was ordained as a priest on May 24, 1980, by the then-Archbishop of Vancouver James Carney. He then served as pastor for Immaculate Conception in Vancouver, St. Ann's in Abbotsford, and Corpus Christi, also in Vancouver.[5]

Diocese of Prince GeorgeEdit

On April 2, 2013, Jensen was ordained the Bishop of the Diocese of Prince George by Archbishop J. Michael Miller. Jensen has served in his post since that date, and remains a member of the board for St. Mark's College and Corpus Christi College.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Vocations Ordination Dates". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver. Archived from the original on January 10, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bishop Stephen Jensen". Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince George. Archived from the original on March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Rumohr, Nathan (January 2013). "Tireless priest moves north" (PDF). Northern Catholic News. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop Stephen Arthur Jensen [Catholic-Hierarchy]".
  5. ^ a b "Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - Appointment of new Bishop for Prince George".
  6. ^ "Bishop - The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Prince George".
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Mark Hagemoen
Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Vancouver
Succeeded by
Joseph Phuong Nguyen
Preceded by
Gerald Wiesner
Bishop of Prince George