Rev. Philip is happy to be a part of the family of St. Matt’s. Philip completed his Masters of Divinity from Wycliffe College. Philip has been blessed to learn from some amazing leaders, including his parents who are priests in Saskatchewan and to lead some amazing churches. Philip has been particularly blessed to have done dynamic missional work for the gospel, such as planting a new church in Ajax, creating partnerships with schools and other community groups, launching summer camps and afterschool clubs. Philip has seen the power of prayer and God’s hand work in some miraculous ways through this work. He is particularly thankful for all those that worked to make these ministries possible and has been blessed to see the Priesthood of all believers. Philip is happily married to Mary Anne and is happy to be a part of this church family. Rev. Philip is excited about faith and hopes that you will be too, so that together we might grow in faith together and share the good news of Christ's love.
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The Reverend Merv Mercer
Merv Mercer has been serving at St. Matthew's for more than 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 Director
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.
Youth and Discipleship Associate Pastor
Christine completed her Master's of Divinity at Wycliffe College in 2018. She is excited to be working at St. Matthew's part time with our youth, and contributing to the ongoing goals of discipleship throughout the parish with her skills in preaching, teaching, and graphic design.
Family Ministries 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.
Organist and Choir Director
Tyler Versluis has worked in church music for more than 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 three children.