Rector (Senior Pastor)
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Barry holds the formal title of the Reverend Canon Doctor in his role as the Rector or Senior Minister / Pastor of our church. His formal education includes a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.), and a general BA. It all started with his diploma in Emergency Paramedical Care and his early years as a Firefighter.
His role description as Rector involves a focus on four primary ministry areas – Leading, Preaching, Teaching and Connecting with the diverse communities served by St. Paul’s Bloor Street. His natural bent for bridge-building into these communities includes our local area, the Greater Toronto Area and international ministry.
Barry teaches at Wycliffe College (University of Toronto) and at the Seminary of Tyndale University College. As part of serving and connecting to the wider community, he has the privilege of serving as a Chaplain for Toronto Fire Services (TFS). He is active in the current leadership of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.
Barry is married to Cathy and together they have three adult sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, a grandson and a dog. After trekking across England, circumnavigating Ireland and gardening in Prince Edward County; he is now looking for the next big walk.
The core of Barry’s ministry stems from 2 Timothy 4:2 – Proclaim the Message with intensity; keep on your watch. Challenge, warn, and urge your people. Don’t ever quit. Just keep it simple.
Helen is an active member of St. Paul’s, where she has co-led a small group, is a member of prayer group and helps with Intro to Jesus. Helen is retired from RBC where she led the Organizational Development practice for the global enterprise, working in both advisory and hands-on capacities with respect to organizational effectiveness and leadership development. She has served as Vice Chair of the Board of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, and continues to be a member of that Board’s HR Committee. Helen recently completed the joint Rotman School of Business and Institute of Corporate Directors program on Governance Essentials for Directors of Not-for-Profits Organizations and she is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She chairs the Governance Committee at St. Paul’s.
John is Managing Partner of 70 Main Street, an award-winning marketing agency, specializing in digital advertising. He and his wife Nadia first came to St. Paul's in 1998 and were married here in 2003. John is a regular volunteer in the Children's Ministry where his two sons Noah and Nathan attend.
Ted and his wife Nancy were married at St. Paul’s in 1997. All three of their children have been baptized here.
Ted simultaneously received an MBA from Wharton and MA in International Studies, at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He has many years of senior business experience.
He is presently Vice Chair of Prostate Cancer Canada, chairing its fundraising committee and serving on its executive and governance committees. Ted has also been a volunteer with the United Way Greater Toronto, served on the board of CIBC’s Children’s Miracle Foundation, and has acted as Ambassador for his alma maters.
In June 2010, Samuel and his wife Shirley, along with their two daughters Sandrine and Selena, landed in Toronto. Shortly after, they visited St Paul’s and were deeply moved by the warm welcome they received. They became actively involved and joined the greeters’ team at the 11 a.m. service and the tea and coffee ministry.
Samuel was born and raised in Mauritius. He pursued his post-secondary education in France and earned a Maîtrise en Sciences de Gestion (BSc. Business Management) and a degree in Sales and Marketing of IT products and services. He is also a graduate of the Rotman School of Management Executive Program.
Samuel has extensive management and leadership experiences. He has served as Churchwarden and has been responsible for several projects of the Diocese of his former country.
He is now working at HP as Inside Account Manager for Corporate, Enterprise and Public Sector markets in Quebec.
Joy Fitzgibbon began attending St. Paul’s in 1998 when she moved to Toronto as a graduate student at the University of Toronto. She served first on the newcomers committee and now as a communion administrant, member of the intercessory prayer team and lay alternate delegate to synod.
She received her PhD in political science from the University of Toronto and researches and teaches on global politics and global health policy in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of Trinity College and a member of the College Senate.
Joy also serves on the Board of Food for the Hungry Canada where she chairs the Board’s subcommittee on Board Governance and Development. She has previously served on the Academic Board of the Governing Council at the University of Toronto and as a member of its Academic Policy and Programs subcommittee.
Lauren has attended St. Paul’s since 2010, and regularly serves as a greeter at the 9:30 a.m. service.
She is a lawyer and journalist, writing on emerging legal issues and their broader social or political impact. Lauren is presently a Fellow in the Munk School of Global Affairs, Fellowship in Global Journalism at the University of Toronto. She also holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
Lauren previously worked as an associate in the business law group of an international law firm, where she practiced primarily in the areas of energy and environmental law, regulatory law and project finance.
Susan joined St. Paul’s in 2012, along with her husband, Luke and her daughter, Elizabeth. Prior to coming to St. Paul’s they attended a Chinese church in Mississauga where she actively served in a number of roles including Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher and Chair of Fellowship Group.
At St. Paul’s, Susan leads a Bible study group at the ESL Café on Wednesdays. She and Luke also lead a Small Group in the downtown area.
Susan is currently Assistant General Manager of the Albany Club overseeing Finance and Operations.
Rick and his wife Gillian have been attending the 11 a.m. service at St Paul’s since 2005, finding a home where they could provide a religious foundation for their children Rowen and Grace in the children’s ministry. They joined the greeters’ team at the 11 a.m. service and Gillian helps teach with the children’s ministry.
Rick was born and raised in Manila, Philippines and his family immigrated to Canada in 1980. He graduated from the University of Toronto in Electrical Engineering and has worked in various leadership and management roles for a number of technology and financial organizations in Canada, including IBM, Royal Bank, Franklin Templeton and CIBC. He is currently working as a Project Director, Strategic Planning and Execution for Travelers Canada in Toronto. Rick has also volunteered for a non-profit international youth leadership organization since 1992, where he has directed a number of international camps and has served in numerous leadership and management roles.
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As Executive Pastor at St. Paul’s, Joyce has a particular focus on governance and leadership development, in addition to providing oversight to finance, administration and facility. As a Chartered Accountant with a Master of Divinity degree from Tyndale Seminary, Joyce brings a unique mix of gifts to this role. She also brings a real passion for the community of St. Paul’s and for urban ministry.
Joyce and her husband Robert joined St. Paul’s in 1987 and have been active members ever since. Having served in many volunteer capacities including Church Warden, Treasurer, nursery supervisor, Children’s Ministry teacher, and as a member of the Investment, Nehemiah, and Outreach committees she first joined the staff in 2005. Joyce also serves on the Board of Wycliffe College, as well as several boards, committees and working groups of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.
Along with their two adult children, Jennifer and Martin, Joyce and Robert look forward to trips to Robert’s home country of Barbados and to the farm in Brownvale, a small town in Northern Alberta, where Joyce grew up.
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Thomas is a performer, composer and teacher who delights in making music with singers of all ages.
Tom began his musical career as a boy chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, England, where he was immersed in Anglican music and worship. He later studied music at Durham University where he was taught by instrumentalists and conductors from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia of England. He subsequently performed and taught in Oxford and London.
Since moving to Toronto in 1992, Thomas has been privileged to direct many fine professional and amateur choirs. In addition to his work at St. Paul’s, he is Artistic Director and founder of the ASLAN Boys Choir of Toronto, and teaches at the Toronto French School.
His choral compositions are published by Boosey and Hawkes, OUP (USA), Hinshaw, Alliance, Hal Leonard, GIA and others, and performed across the world.
He is married to Susan, a priest in the Anglican Church.
His hobbies include: golf (please don’t ask about his handicap), gardening, boats, and teasing their four children.
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Beginning as a once a month volunteer teacher, Children’s Ministry has become a full-time role for Janet Earle. Serving as our Children’s Minister since 2004, she has been privileged to watch our family community blossom and grow.
Children bring their energy and enthusiasm each week. Connecting them to the message of God’s love and grace is an amazing opportunity that Janet looks forward to every Sunday.
Janet and her husband Will have been a part of the St. Paul’s community since 1986. They have three adult children who grew up here. Having deep roots in this church gives Janet a passion and a drive to see Children’s Ministry continue to flourish.
Janet’s engineering roots help when it comes to building time machines and her experience as a mom shape the welcome and care that Children’s Ministry strives to provide.
For Janet, looking ahead and asking, “what’s next?” are fun and exciting parts of her role. She is thrilled to lead an amazing team of people who serve our children and families.
Youth and Young Adults
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Ian joined the staff at St. Paul’s as Youth & Young Adult Pastor in October 2016. He oversees those ministries which connect with our young adults and youth through a variety of small groups, programs and events. He loves exploring faith and spirituality with students and young professionals, discovering all the ways we can live out our call to be the Church in a city as exciting and diverse as Toronto. In addition to our weekly programs he enjoys the challenge and opportunities of engaging individuals through events such as camp retreats, Sky Zone and trips to Toronto Island.
Ian did his graduate studies in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University, specializing in the study of early Christianity. He loves to learn about the Bible and Bible-related literature, the world of Jesus, and the history of Christian faith and culture.
Ian also studied music at the University of Western Ontario (now Western University). He is an active musician, performing, touring, producing, recording, and serving as musical director for such award-winning artists as Shad. He is keenly interested in church music and the opportunities it provides for discipleship.
Movies and television, food and drink—he is fond of all of these (to a fault).
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Mark provides leadership to our vibrant Bridge Community. He also leads and teaches our Marriage process and courses, oversees the process of adult baptisms, and helps engage spiritual formation in individuals. Encouraging others to grow in their faith in Jesus is close to his heart.
He completed his theological training at Wycliffe College (Master of Divinity) after having served there as the officer of Recruitment and Admissions, Director of a continuing education program, and administrator of a Spiritual Direction ministry for students. He then spent four years as a pastor to young families at St. Timothy's Agincourt before coming to St. Paul's.
Mark has been connected with St. Paul's for over 30 years and is thankful for the gracious impact this community has had on his life, from his early childhood until now. He loves his talented wife Ruthia and has two wonderful daughters, Sofia and Alma, who deeply enjoy testing his physical limitations.
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Sandra Seaborn joined St Paul’s in August 2015. As an Associate Priest, she provides leadership to Sunday Services through presiding, preaching and praying. With a heart for helping people grow in faith and exercise of their gifts, she coordinates the welcome process at St. Paul’s. Sandra loves making connections between parish members and our various ministries. Her pastoral role is focused on supporting the parents of the congregation in various stages and struggles of life. As part of her engagement with parents, she teaches our Stepping Into Faith course.
Sandra’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from University of Toronto in Economics and Sociology, a Masters of Social Work (Community Development) from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. Having come to the priesthood after seven years of serving the homeless in New York and Toronto, Sandra is passionate about Urban Ministry and supports our ESL Outreach Initiative. She has served as a presbyter in the Church of South India and Incumbent of St. Mary’s Scarborough in Westchester, New York before coming to St. Paul’s.
When not in the office, Sandra enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and their dog, reading novels, drinking tea and playing ice hockey.
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Steve supports the Ministry team as an Honorary Assistant, helping in worship services, pastoral care and encouraging the prayer ministry.
Steve holds degrees in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning and Divinity and has enjoyed a career as a transportation engineer and urban planner.
He has worked for the City of Toronto, Metro Toronto, and for the final 15 years of his professional career, he was an Executive with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).
He was ordained in 1981 and has served in several churches in the Toronto Diocese including Little Trinity, and lately as Priest in Charge at St. George on Yonge where he led the rebuilding program for their new church. He was the Associate Rector at St. Paul’s from 1986 to 1989.
Steve and Chris have four children, all married, and five grandchildren. He continues his interest in urban development especially in relation to church properties. He enjoys sailing, golf, trains (and planes) and maintains his interest in theology and societal and business issues.
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"Take two aspirins and call me in the morning" is not the advice of a parish nurse. "Let us pray together as we navigate through the health care system" is. Prayer is always important for our soul but an extra dose is needed when our health is under attack. Prayer, fellowship and real support are the nurse’s orders. Spiritual care support has dimmed in our health care institutions. Well, let’s brighten health care in our churches. As a young visitor remarked: "I didn’t know churches have nurses!"
Nancy brings to Health Ministry experience in public health, home care/CCAC; psychiatric nursing, prenatal classes, having received her B.Sc.N. at University of Toronto. She attended the Parish Nurse Institute at Divinity College at McMaster University in May 2004.
Nancy’s favourite Bible verse: "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you" (Ephesians 4:32).
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Omari has been the Kitchen Manager at St. Paul's since 2006.
While obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, Omari attended Liaison College where he subsequently earned his diploma in Culinary Arts.
His love for cooking is deep rooted as he started learning the art from his mom at a young age. His passion for cooking stems from the smiles he sees on people's faces after enjoying an amazing meal.
When he is not in the kitchen he can be found playing video games with his son Sebastian, riding motorcycles and hitting the slopes with his new found love for snowboarding.
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Patricia is our Financial Assistant. In this position she looks after the day-to-day tasks such as banking, payroll and paying the bills. The problem solving skills acquired while working toward a degree in Design at OCAD come in handy in her job.
Patricia and her husband Dave are originally from the Niagara Peninsula, but have made Toronto their home for over 20 years. When not toiling over her calculator, Patricia enjoys reading, gardening, movies and especially travel. There are still three continents which she has yet to visit.
Her favourite part of the job is interacting with parishioners. Her inspirational bible passage is from 2 Corinthians 9:7 Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
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Jacqui joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the spring of 2016. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Studies and Sociology from the University of Winnipeg. She loves Toronto and is passionate about social justice and equality for all. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, reading, comedy, cycling, skateboarding and checking out live bands.
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Noel views his role at St. Paul’s as helping to create a clean and comfortable environment that helps people to worship God and grow as followers of Jesus.
When he's away from St.Paul’s, he is enjoying life with his wife Tina and their three energetic children Julia, Isabel, and Joshua.
He graduated from the Bachelor of Religious Education program at Tyndale University College. He is an avid sports fan and stays active playing hockey, football and baseball. Maybe that’s why one of his favourite Scripture verses is Hebrews 12:1-2 … He loves running, with perseverance, the race marked out for him while staying focused on Jesus.
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Anna joined the team at St. Paul’s in September 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University and is a candidate for the Masters of Theological Studies at Toronto Baptist Seminary.
Anna is involved in her church teaching an ESL Bible Study on Sunday mornings. In her spare time she enjoys reading, travelling, canoeing and live music.
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Mitch Orsatti joined St. Paul’s in 2016 as the Events Coordinator. He organizes and arranges various forms of internal and external meetings, conferences, banquets and many more events.
He graduated from Humber College in 2013 with a Management degree and is currently working towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources.
Mitch was born and raised in Toronto and also lived in Montreal where he spent most of his time missing his beloved home city. He is happily married and the proud owner of a dog named Bodie and a rabbit named Ebby.
When he is not manning the calendar, Mitch can be found putting up shots on the basketball court, watching basketball on TV or writing about basketball for various Internet outlets.
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Ingrid joined the staff of St. Paul’s in 2004. As the building has gone through the renovation/restoration process so has her role. She is the person who coordinates services and events, is the office troubleshooter and communicates with staff and volunteers to ensure details are covered to name a few duties. In addition to this, Ingrid also provides organizational and administrative assistance to the Rector.