Filthy Feet of Sacred Service

Inspiration Unplugged – The Filthy Feet of Sacred Service: What Happens When Prayer Gets Off Its Knees

Anchored in a reflection on John 13:1-20 (the Washing of the Disciples’ Feet), Dr. Troy Davies will take us on a tour of the ‘soul of service’ using examples drawn from the awe-inspiring work of Alberta’s own Catholic Social Services – one of the largest multi-function social service agencies in the country!

Everyone is invited to attend this dynamic lecture, which will feature a mixture of real on-the-ground stories, while also drawing upon the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching and the theology of outreach – engaging the head and the heart of all who attend.


In April 2018 Troy Davies was appointed as the CEO of Catholic Social Services. Prior to joining the agency, Troy spent 5 years as a school division Chief Superintendent and 4 years as an Assistant Superintendent.

Previous to that he spent almost a decade in school-level administration, including 8 years as a principal, at the elementary, junior high and high school levels.

Except for two years spent teaching with the Jesuits in inner-city Baltimore, Troy’s entire educational career occurred within Alberta’s Catholic school system, and included a term as provincial president of the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta.

Troy has earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Regina; a B.Ed. in Catholic Studies from McGill University; a M.Ed. in Leadership from the University of Calgary; and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Alberta.

Troy is passionate about the gospel’s message to bring hope and care to those on the margins and believes strongly in the power of education to lift people to new levels of promise and potential.