The Rev. William (Bill) Henwood was born in Kingston and grew up in Mandeville, Jamaica. He immigrated to Canada to study and graduated from Queens University with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. He was involved in projects across Canada and the United States. A major portion of his work was in the area of energy utilization.
In 1989 he was ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix Arizona. He continued in engineering practice until he retired in 2002. During that time his ministry was primarily in the work place among his colleagues and clients. In the churches in which he served, he led Adult Forums, Bible Studies, Men’s Retreats and for 18 years was a mentor in the Education for Ministry program from the University of the South, equipping servant leaders for ministry. He retired as an active deacon in his home church in 2010, but he continues to serve in various capacities, assisting at the worship services as the needs arise. He has been making mission trips to Jamaica since 2004 and made one to Tunisia in North Africa. He currently resides in South Carolina, with his wife, Karen, who is also a Deacon in the Episcopal Church.