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Barry Parker

Rector (Senior Minister)

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 both Wycliffe College (University of Toronto) and at the Seminary of Tyndale University College. As part of serving and connecting to the wider community, he serves as a Chaplain for Toronto Fire Services (TFS). He participates in the current leadership of the wider Anglican Church.

Barry is married to Cathy and together they have three adult sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, a grandson and a dog.

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.

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Ingrid Suld

Ingrid joined the staff of St. Paul’s in 2004. As the building has gone through the renovation and restoration process so has her role. Currently as the Operations Manager she is responsible for managing the administrative staff and office environment to ensure smooth operations and effective service are provided to meet the needs of the ministry. She is also responsible for managing Information Technology resources and issues as well as providing Human Resources support.

She earned a degree in Sociology from the University of Toronto and continued her education earning a diploma in Human Resources Management. Her faith, experience in various industries and roles combined with her education have given her a unique ability to manage various types of projects and situations that can come up in a church.

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Robert Hurkmans

In his role as an Associate Priest and Director of Witness at St. Paul’s, Rob helps the church to stay focused on God’s mission in the world and in the city. He also equips the people of St. Paul’s to see their daily lives through a missional lens. He provides oversight for community projects like the Regent Park Community Dinner program and the ESL Café. He also enjoys helping others discover God and grow in their faith through programs like the Alpha Course.

Rob began his career as a high school science teacher (B. Sc. Waterloo, B. Ed. Queen’s) and then felt called to pursue ordained ministry in the Anglican Church. He graduated from Wycliffe College (M. Div.) in 2004 and was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Niagara. Rob pursued further studies over the years at McMaster Divinity School (M. A., 2011) and Wycliffe College (Cert. Missional Leadership, 2015). Prior to joining St. Paul’s, he served 12 years in the Diocese of Niagara at St. J&B Anglican Church in Port Colborne. He was chaplain to Bishop Michael Bird for 10 years, chaired the Innovation Working Group, and was a co-founder of the ReChurch Conference in Niagara.

Rob grew up on his family’s dairy farm in southern Ontario and spent years afterwards hobby farming. Even though he loves living in the big, beautiful city, he still considers himself a farm-boy at heart. Rob is married to Sally and they have four amazing daughters: Alina, Sophia, Petra and Georgia.

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Karen Isaacs

The Rev. Karen Isaacs is a graduate of Wycliffe College at the Toronto School of Theology (M.T.S., C.A.S.). She was ordained a priest in 2018, most recently serving in the amalgamated parish of St. Mary and St. Martha. Karen hails from beautiful rural Manitoba originally. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Manitoba, she spent some time serving in overseas missions in various parts of Africa and Europe before finally landing in Toronto in 2010 to study theology. After graduation Karen worked as Assistant to the Bishop of York-Scarborough while she pursued a call to ordained ministry. In the priesthood she has discovered the deep joy that comes with serving where God has called her.

In her spare time Karen enjoys reading, cycling, board games, and traveling, as well as the companionship of her fish Atticus and her cat Loki. She is a proud aunt to eight wonderful ‘niblings’ (six nieces, two nephews). Karen’s passions in ministry are preaching, pastoring, and helping people of all ages grow in their walk with Jesus. She is excited to be a part of the St. Paul’s team.

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Mark Regis

Mark serves as an Associate Priest at St. Paul’s with a focus in discipleship – helping people to grow in their faith in Jesus and live into their God-given gifts. He provides leadership to our Small Group Ministry and our vibrant Bridge Community. He also leads and teaches our Marriage process and courses, and helps foster spiritual and leadership formation in individuals. He serves in the wider church through providing mentorship to new and future leaders, is a member of the Diocese of Toronto Postulancy Committee which discerns future clergy, and participates in dialogue for the future flourishing of gospel ministry.

Mark is a current Doctor of Ministry (DMin) student at Tyndale Univ. College & Seminary, specializing in spiritual formation. He completed his masters (MDiv) at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto after having served there as Admissions officer, Director of a continuing-ed program, and oversight of a Spiritual Direction ministry for grad students. His undergrad studies (BA) were also completed at the University of Toronto. Before coming to St. Paul’s, he served for four years as the youth and young adult pastor at St. Timothy’s Agincourt.

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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Hilary Wilson

Hilary joined St. Paul’s in January of 2018. As the front desk assistant, she is the first person you’ll speak to when you visit or call the office. Originally from Hamilton, Hilary earned a diploma in Music Theatre Performance from Sheridan College before moving to Toronto in 2010. She also holds the position of soprano section lead for the combined Calvin Presbyterian and Deer Park United churches and in her spare time enjoys writing, comedy, baseball and learning to paint with watercolours.

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Jasmine MacDuff

Jasmine comes to St. Paul’s Bloor St. with an extensive 20+-year hospitality background. She graduated from Durham College with a diploma in Hospitality, Resort and Event Management. She has done all facets imaginable and was very passionate while putting on events in the entertainment industry for a few years.

Jasmine took a break to start a family, which now consists of 3 sons, Aris (15), Azaiah (8), and Averey (1). They keep her extremely busy and having tons of fun in her spare time. Jasmine enjoys the arts, especially music, dancing, and theatre, while also having a passion for business and behind the scenes details.

Although her 3 boys hold the largest part of her heart, Jasmine has another love in the community. She is the coordinator of a non-profit for families in Durham Region called Parents Supporting Parents (PSP). PSP is a sub ministry of Crossroads Community Church in Ajax (where she attends) and is all about building the village and creating “a place for parents to find physical, spiritual, social, and emotional support” in the crazy world of parenting in our society.

Jasmine tends to take on too much from time to time and her most prevalent Bible verse to live by is Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God.” This is a necessary regular reminder to slow down, trust God, and breathe easy.

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Janet Earle

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

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Emmanuel Tsang

Administrative Assistant

Emmanuel joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the summer of 2019. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Studies: Design from the University of Toronto in 2017.

Prior to St. Paul’s, he worked with kids at an after-school program where he enjoyed their fun personalities, and endless energy.

Born in New Zealand, Emmanuel identifies as a kiwi, and often likes to use this as trivia and have people guess where he’s born. However, he calls Toronto his home, and is excited that there’s accessibility to so many different activities in the city. In his spare time, he enjoys serving the local community, spending time with others doing random activities, playing indoor mini-basketball, and eating lots of spicy food.

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Victor Short

Victor Short joined the staff at St. Paul’s in August 2019 as Volunteer Coordinator. He is responsible for coordinating volunteer ministries for Sunday service and providing administrative support in the office.

Victor was born in London, UK, and moved to British Columbia before finding a permanent home in Toronto. He is an avid reader who equally enjoys getting lost in science fiction and economic theory.

He graduated with a Masters (MA) from University of Toronto in Human Geography, focusing on the history of economic thought in Canada.

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Thomas Bell

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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Ian Koiter

Ian Koiter has been on staff at St. Paul’s since 2016, walking in faith alongside our youth (ages 11-17) and young adults (ages 18-35). He oversees our Sunday-morning youth ministry, Wednesday-night youth group, and confirmation classes. He puts together events for young adults and is regularly available to meet with young adults to talk about faith and find opportunities to be active in our church.

Ian is inspired by 1 Peter 3:15-16, which encourages all Christians to be prepared when called upon to speak intelligently and respectfully about our faith. He is passionate about the Bible and biblical literacy, especially among our young people. He is also an avid musician and works with musical youth at St. Paul’s.

He holds degrees from McMaster University (MA, Religious Studies) and Western University (BA, Religious Studies; BMus, Music Theory & Composition).

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Noel Kane

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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Clivane Previlon

After graduating from York University in June 2017, Clivane Previlon joined the staff in November 2017 as Communications Manager. Passionate about communications and leadership, she is thrilled to put her God-given skills and talents to work at St. Paul’s.

Outside of her role, Clivane is a quintessential introvert who enjoys reading, kickboxing, blogging, and spending one-on-one time with her loved ones.

While she loves Toronto, Clivane aspires to move to Calgary one day. Her favourite songs are “Anna Sun” by Walk the Moon and “Cornerstone” by Hillsong. You can find her on social media @clivaneprevilon.

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Nancy Truscott

“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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Patricia Budimir

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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Omari Alonzo

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.

Board of Trustees

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 both Wycliffe College (University of Toronto) and at the Seminary of Tyndale University College. As part of serving and connecting to the wider community, he serves as a Chaplain for Toronto Fire Services (TFS). He participates in the current leadership of the wider Anglican Church.

Barry is married to Cathy and together they have three adult sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, a grandson and a dog.

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.

Samuel Ah-Kim

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.

Sarah Brandon

Sarah and her husband Neal joined the St. Paul’s community in early 2010 following their return from living and working abroad. Since that time, Sarah has been active in various church ministries including small groups, volunteering at St. Paul’s Central, a communion administrant and serving as vestry clerk at annual general meetings.

Professionally, Sarah has spent the past 17 years providing communications strategies to some of the world’s top brands in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. She currently works at a global public relations and public affairs consultancy where she leads the business development and marketing efforts for the firm’s Canadian operations. Sarah holds a degree in media, information and techno-culture studies from Western University, and belongs to the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Susan So

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.

Joy Fitzgibbon

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.

Mark Hemingway

Mark and his wife Clare joined the St. Paul’s community in late 2010 and their daughter Fiona was confirmed at St. Paul’s in 2017. Mark is active in the wider Anglican community, serving as a member of the Governance and Decision-Making Working Group, one of the five Focus Areas under the “Growing in Christ Strategic Plan 2016-21” of the Diocese. Mark also serves as a board member for the Canadian Compass Rose Society and for the international Compass Rose Society.

Mark immigrated with his family to Canada as a child from England. Mark is a lawyer and commenced his career as a litigation lawyer at Torys. Over the last 24 years, he has acted as general counsel for 7 different companies in the financial services, consumer, manufacturing, business to business and distribution businesses. He currently serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Home Capital Group Inc.

Mark is certified as a Specialist in Corporate and Commercial law by the Law Society of Ontario. He has received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mark has served on the Board of Trustees for the Textile Museum of Canada for 11 years and currently chairs the Finance Committee of the Board. He is a former member of the Executive Committee and Secretary for Legal Leaders for Diversity.

Blythe Krogevoll

Blythe and her husband Aleks joined St. Paul’s in 2013 after being married and moving to Toronto. They initially got connected to St. Paul’s because of the warm, diverse, and missional community and have been involved in the small group ministry as group members and hosts.

Blythe supports families and children in her work as a counsellor. She completed her M.Div. in Clinical Counselling through Tyndale Seminary in May 2015 and has been working at a children’s mental health agency in York Region since then. She also has a photography business with a friend in Toronto, photographing people and events as often as possible.

During her free time, Blythe can be found enjoying a coffee at one of many favourite cafés, exploring the city with her camera, or visiting her family in Stouffville or Aleks’ family in Norway.

Winville Larcher

Winville started attending the 11 o’clock service at St Paul’s in 1990 and was married here in 1991. His son Shayne was baptized at St Paul’s in 1993. He finds the warm, diverse and spiritually rich community at St Paul’s a place where he and his family can grow in their faith journey. He has served on the boards of youth charities and acted as a mentor for at risk youth.

Born in Trinidad, Winville moved to Montreal with his parents and three sisters at the age of 6. He eventually moved to Toronto to study at York University where he graduated with a BA in Political Science and Economics. He has spent over 30 years in financial services and banking working for Canadian and global banks both domestically and overseas.

Since returning to Canada in 2016, Winville and his wife Beth enjoy attending The Bridge service on Sunday mornings.

Beng Wee

Beng first visited St Paul’s while looking for a church with a good youth group for his children, Caleb and Sarah. Beng and his wife, Eirene, had been particularly encouraged in their spiritual growth in Hong Kong where Beng was an elder of a local church. At St. Paul’s, they participate actively in a small group and Beng has been a host at the Alpha course since 2016.

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Beng graduated with a B.Sc.(Honours) in Management and Chemical Sciences from Manchester, UK. He attained professional accounting qualifications becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Beng worked in international controllership for Dow Jones & Co. in Hong Kong and New York before moving to Singapore in 2004 to serve with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF) as its International Director of Finance and Administration. In 2008, they moved to Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., where they completed Masters of Arts in Theological Studies. After graduating, the Wee family relocated to Toronto when Beng was appointed Director of Finance and Administration for OMF Canada.

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Phone Number
416-961-8116
Location

St. Paul's Bloor Street
227 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON M4W 1C8

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 5 pm

Sanctuary Hours

Sundays: 8 am to 12:30 pm

Sunday Service Times

8:15 am - Quiet Service

9:30 am - Casual Service

11 am - Classic Service

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