The Right Reverend Susan Bell
905-527-1316 ext 310
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
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
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
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
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.
Mr. Connor Jay
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.
Ms. Carrie McFarland
Personnel & Volunteer Coordinator
Carrie coordinates diocesan personnel matters, including deployment, policy, training, and compliance and be available to consult with parishes about human resource issues. In addition, Carrie will support and animate the diocesan volunteer corps and coordinate diocesan volunteer management and screening processes.
The Venerable Bill Mous
Archdeacon of Niagara: Executive Officer & Secretary of Synod
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
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
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
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.
Program Consultant, Justice and Outreach
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
Lorna provides front desk administration at Cathedral Place as well as responds to archival inquires re baptismal, confirmation, and marriage certificates.
Mr. Derek Smith
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
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
Support the Property Manager with the upkeep of Cathedral Place and preparation for events.
Ms. Jane Wyse
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
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.).