Diocesan Staff

The Right Reverend Susan Bell

Bishop

905-527-1316 ext 420

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Bishop Susan is the diocesan bishop and chief pastor of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara. She is a mission-centred spiritual leader who serves as the 12th Bishop of Niagara and provides oversight of the ministries of the diocese.

Ms. Sarah Bird

Program Consultant - Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

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Sarah’s mandate is to support the spiritual growth, faith formation and engagement of children, youth and families through consultations with parishes; provision of resources to parishes and individuals; diocesan programming; and the training and support of volunteers. Sarah’s work upholds loving and inclusive faith communities that welcome diverse families including children of varying abilities, faith experiences and church affiliation.

Ms. Abiola Dayo-Alao

Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable Administrator

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Abiola administers the accounts receivable and payable for the diocese. She is happy to answer any questions regarding statements, invoicing, etc.

The Very Reverend Dr. Tim Dobbin

Dean of Niagara and Rector of Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton

905-527-1316 x210

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Tim is the senior priest of the Diocese of Niagara and represents Bishop Susan as required. He also oversees the pastoral, liturgical, and operational functions of Christ's Church Cathedral congregation in Hamilton.

Ms. Trish Foden

Payroll, Pensions and Benefits Administrator

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Trish administers payroll and benefits for Synod staff and parish staff. She is also a member of the Health and Safety Committee for Cathedral Place. Feel free to call with any payroll or benefits questions.

Dr. Emily Hill

Parish Development Missioner

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Dr. Hill's work as our Parish Development Missioner is focused on nurturing faithful, vital, and resilient missional faith communities through parish consultations, education, and resourcing. Emily guides the development and implementation of programs and resources in support of the diocese’s vision and mission-driven initiatives, as articulated in the diocesan Mission Action Plan. Working in collaboration with the diocesan senior leadership team, she helps nurture and support parish leaders by providing consultative services in strategic planning, visioning, faith formation, and congregational development.

Mr. Connor Jay

Communications Coordinator

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Connor coordinates, curates, and creates missionally-oriented and institutional content for publication across our various communications platforms. Part of this work will include overall responsibility for the diocesan website, social media presence, and the Niagara Anglican.

The Most Reverend Colin Johnson

Assistant Bishop

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Archbishop Colin assists with the exercise of episcopal ministry, including leading worship, providing pastoral care, and making visitations; offering deployment and mentoring support for emerging clergy leaders; and providing expert consultant support in the analysis of structures, systems, and future ministry needs.

Ms. Carrie McFarland

Personnel Coordinator & Coordinator for the Niagara School for Missional Leadership

905-527-1316 x360

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Carrie coordinates diocesan personnel matters, including deployment, policy, training, and compliance and be available to consult with parishes about human resource issues. Carrie also coordinates the administrative aspects of the Niagara School for Missional Leadership, working in close collaboration with the school's leadership team, teacher-practitioners and learning-practitioners.

The Venerable Bill Mous

Archdeacon of Niagara: Executive Officer & Secretary of Synod

905-527-1316 x330

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Bill supports and implements the ministry and mission of the bishop and the synod of the diocese, offering strategic counsel to the bishop and operational direction to diocesan staff. In his work as executive officer, Bill provides administrative leadership to the people and parishes of the diocese with regards to governance, property, legal and communications related matters. As secretary of synod, Bill supports our synod, synod council, boards and committees in their effective functioning and in enacting their decisions and directions. Bill also serves as the diocese’s media liaison, and any media inquiries should be directed to him.

Ms. Mackenzie Moyer

Database Administrator

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Mackenzie serves as our Raiser's Edge database administrator and also holds her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation. Her knowledge supports our continued implementation of our new database in support of our ministries.

Ms. Kemi Okwelum

Treasurer and Director of Finance

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Kemi oversees diocesan finance and accounting functions, stewarding the resources entrusted to the care of the Synod and its parishes for the purposes of furthering God’s mission in our communities. As a member of the senior leadership team of the diocese, Kemi will support the implementation of our diocesan vision and Mission Action Plan priorities by provisioning resources for ministry.

Canon Christyn Perkons

Director, Congregational Support and Development

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Christyn's work is oriented towards supporting parishes in their journey towards becoming mission-oriented, healthy, and viable communities of disciples. She assists parishes with clarity of vision, deepening of mission, radical hospitality, faith development, spiritual growth, volunteer recruitment and management, and strategic planning. This work happens through workshops, consultations, training sessions, and resource provision. Christyn also oversees the diocesan Natural Church Development ministry as well as volunteer CSD consultants; both re-emerging programs.

Deirdre Pike

Program Consultant, Justice and Outreach

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Deirdre equips and animates the people and parishes of our diocese to engage in God's mission of justice and compassion, supporting our ministries and diocesan priorities in solidarity with those who are marginalized and oppressed, and in collaboration with community leaders and partners.

Ms. Lorna Shaw

Reception

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Lorna provides front desk administration at Cathedral Place as well as responds to archival inquires re baptismal, confirmation, and marriage certificates.

Mr. Derek Smith

Property Manager

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Derek is responsible for Cathedral Place maintenance, property rental and bookings, contractor negotiations, as well as, vacant church properties as required. Supervises the property department and evening part-time staff.

Ms. Kim Waltmann

Assessments, Insurance, Investments and PAPs Administrator

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Kim administers the Property and Casualty Insurance, Parish Investment Funds, PAP's (Pre-authorized payments) to the parishes and the DM&M verifications (Assessments). Kim will be happy to look after receiving your requests for Liability Certificates and file any insurance claims your parish may have.

Ms. Jane Wyse

Executive Assistant

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As executive assistant, Jane provides comprehensive administrative, planning, and communications as support to the diocesan bishop, coordinating all aspects of the exercise of their episcopal ministry. This support includes maintaining the Bishop’s calendar; managing the diocesan register; overseeing the ordination candidacy discernment process related to applications to the priesthood and the diaconate, including ordinations and retreats; administrative support for episcopal programs and initiatives; organizing Bishop’s Company events; administering the annual clergy and licensed lay workers conference; coordinating the diocesan administrative team; and preparing documentation for ordinations, confirmations, and Order of Niagara services. Jane also updates content and administers the diocesan website and online database, and provides training to users as required. News for "People in the News" - Niagara Anglican - may be directed to her for inclusion in the monthly column.

Ms. Debbie Young

Finance Department - Administrator

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Debbie is a member of the Finance Department and is the administrator of donations to parishes or the diocese via stocks or shares. She also responds to inquiries regarding parish accounts receivable (payments made, invoice, etc.).