Diocesan Staff

Canon Joanna Beck

Treasurer and Director of Finance

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Jody is a member of the Executive Staff of the Diocese and oversees the Finance, Accounting and Treasury functions of the Diocese. The responsibilities of the Treasurer include overseeing the Finance Department staff in their day to day duties as well as financial and strategic planning, budgeting, cost control, cash management, reporting to both internal and external groups, ensuring that all transactions are in compliance with Diocesan policies and other regulatory principles and support to Diocesan Committees and Parishes.

The Right Reverend Susan Bell


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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.

Canon Alison D'Atri

Executive Administrator

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Directed by the bishop, Alison prepares documents pertaining to ordinations and other episcopal appointments. She also provides support to Human Resources including: interim/transitional ministries, the appointment process, ordinations and retreats. Alison is the keeper of the bishop's itinerary, on a daily and yearly basis. News for the "People Column" - Niagara Anglican - may be directed to her for inclusion in the monthly column by contacting her at Cathedral Place.

The Reverend Canon Terry DeForest

Director of Human Resources

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Terry promotes application of Human Resources policies and practices. He supports and coordinates training and development initiatives for existing and emerging ministries; fosters ministry covenant development; supports and staffs Human Resources; and advises and assists with Human Resources management, including ordination candidacy, recruitment, selection, performance management, interim and transitional ministries.

The Very Reverend Dr. Tim Dobbin

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

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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. Gillian Doucet Campbell

Director of Stewardship & Development

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Gillian provides leadership, strategic direction and coordination of all diocesan stewardship initiatives and resources with the goal of fostering a culture of generous, intentional discipleship that contributes to the renewal and mission of Niagara’s faith communities and affiliated ministries. In addition to a stewardship focus, Gillian also exercises her considerable skills in fund development at the diocesan and parish level.

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.

The Reverend Canon Leslie Gerlofs

Diocesan Revive Coordinator (Part-Time)

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Through the Revive resources, Leslie will support our clergy in deepening the faith and engagement of those people already present in our parishes so that parishes have an abundance of active lay leaders who are able to clearly articulate their faith, share their stories of transformation, and lean boldly into Gospel living in their families, work, churches, and neighbourhoods.

Mrs. Mary Anne Grant

Administrative Assistant

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Mary Anne provides administrative support to the Executive Administrator and the Secretary of Synod including Synod Council and Diocesan Synod. Mary Anne is the registrar for the Bishop's Company dinner, as well as, providing support to the Bishop's Advisory Committee on church buildings and the Decennial Inspection Committee.

Ms. Nancy Kapusin

Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Administrator

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

Charles Meeks

Coordinator: Niagara School for Missional Leadership and Diocesan Communications

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In Charles' role as coordinator for the Niagara School for Missional Leadership, Charles will coordinate and animate all aspects of the Niagara School for Missional Leadership, working in close collaboration with the school’s leadership team, teacher-practitioners and learning-practitioners, furthering the Niagara School for Missional Leadership’s vision of forming effective missional leaders who can inspire and equip others for their participation in God’s mission in the world. In his communications role, he will assist with the coordination, curation, and creation of missionally-oriented and institutional content for publication across our communications platforms (including the Niagara Anglican) in a manner that furthers the diocesan Mission Action Plan, supports episcopal priorities, and upholds Anglican values by sharing stories of personal discipleship and transformation, innovative leadership, ministry renewal, and new missional enterprises.

Ms. Alison Meredith

Cathedral Administrator and Executive Assistant to the Dean

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Alison provides administrative support to the Dean and to diocesan services at the Cathedral. She is also the Parish Administrator of Christ's Church Cathedral.

The Venerable Bill Mous

Archdeacon of Niagara: Executive Officer & Secretary of Synod

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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.

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.

The Reverend Jeff Potter

Diocesan Missioner

Jeff, as diocesan missioner, supports the diocese in fulfilling two key objectives of the diocesan Mission Action Plan as we seek to create and implement opportunities to ignite and strengthen faith and to re-imagine diocesan culture and adapt our structures to enable ministry.

Ms. Lorna Shaw

Administrative Assistant: Stewardship and Hospitality

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Lorna provides administrative support to the Director of Stewardship & Development and the Diocesan Archivist. She also provides front desk administration at Cathedral Place.

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. Lisa Wilson



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Support the Property Manager with the upkeep of Cathedral Place and preparation for events.

Ms. Jane Wyse

Senior Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Management and Screening Coordinator

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Jane provides administrative support to the director of Congregational Support and Development; Children, Youth and Family Ministry Program Consultant; Justice & Outreach Program Consultant; Diocesan Revive Coordinator and the Diocesan Mission and Communications coordinator. She creates promotions for and manages registration and communications for diocesan programs including CYFM events, diocesan workshops, and the annual clergy & licensed lay workers conference, and manages the resource library. Jane also provides administrative support to the Bishop and Director of Human Resources for applicants and candidates to the priesthood and diaconate including support for the Candidates Committee, events, interviews, ACPO, etc. She supports the work of safe church training and administers the SafeFaith online training tool. Also supported is the congregational and human resources grant programs such as the WOW, leadership, chaplaincy. Jane updates content and administers the diocesan website and online database and provides training to users as required. Jane also coordinates and oversees the diocesan Volunteer Management and Screening program which includes providing training workshops, soliciting parish reports, providing feedback, and overseeing compliance.

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.).