THE REVEREND PHILIP STONHOUSE
PRIEST IN CHARGE
Rev. Philip Stonhouse is excited to be the priest in charge at this welcoming and loving church. He loves people and welcomes every opportunity to get to know you and your faith. Born in the prairies as a double PK (Pastor’s Kid), Philip grew up in the Anglican church and very much felt it to be his family. Toronto became home when he met his wife, Mary Anne Perta, here. For many years Philip worked as an actor performing throughout Toronto, Canada, and internationally. He eventually recognized the call to serve God while waiting in the wings during a performance of Macbeth. Now Philip loves to tell the story of Jesus wherever he can.
THE REVEREND MERV MERCER
Merv Mercer has been serving at St. Matt's for over five years. He's been essential in pastoral support, preaching, and teaching. Merv has two daughters and three grandsons. He is married to his wife, Dawn Mercer.
CHRISTIAN FORMATION AND EDUCATION CO-ORDINATOR
Dawn Mercer has been serving at St. Matt's for over five years. She finds and develops resources for enabling our church community to lead and learn together, to encourage spiritual growth, and directs our Messy Church services. Dawn has two daughters and three grandsons. She is married to her husband, Merv Mercer.
FAMILY MINISTRY ASSOCIATE
Jeff studies theology part-time in the M.Div program at Trinity College and is a life-professed Anglican Franciscan with the Third Order of the Society of St. Francis. He and his wife, E.J., have two children.
YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Kimberly is excited to start this journey with the youth of St. Matthew’s. She has been attending St. Matthew’s for two years and been involved in Club Matt, Out of the Cold, Messy Church, leading Intercessory Prayer, and more.
ORGANIST AND MUSIC DIRECTOR
Tyler Versluis has worked in church music for over a decade. An internationally performed composer, he recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition at the University of Toronto. Tyler and his wife, Erika, have two children and a third on the way.