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Leadership

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The Reverend Philip Stonhouse

Priest-in-Charge

Rev. Philip is happy to be a part of the family of St. Matt’s. Philip completed his Masters of Divinity at Wycliffe College and has been blessed to learn from some amazing leaders, including his parents who are priests in Saskatchewan. Philip has 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 is happily married to Mary Anne and 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.

If you would like to know more about Rev. Philip here is an article.

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The Reverend Merv Mercer

Pastoral Associate

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.

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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.

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Christine Ivy

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. 

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Jeff Bonner

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.

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Tyler Versluis

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.

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Stuart Watt

People's Warden

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Karen Lee

Rector's Warden

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Marguerite Locke

Deputy Warden (People's)

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Lianne Thompson

Deputy Warden (Rector's)

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