Canon Joanna Beck
Treasurer and Director of Finance
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
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 & 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.
Canon Alison D'Atri
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 Dr. Dawn Davis
Faith Formation Coordinator
Dawn ascertains, in collaboration with diocesan staff, clergy and lay leaders, the faith formational needs of the diocesan leadership (clergy and lay leaders) and wider diocesan community. She builds on existing resources and develops and/or accesses other appropriate resources to address faith formation needs. Dawn provides coordination, training for leaders and other resources for addressing diocesan-wide faith formational needs (for leaders, regions and parishes).
The Reverend Canon Terry DeForest
Director of Human Resources
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.
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.
Mrs. Mary Anne Grant
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
Nancy administers the accounts receivable and payable for the diocese. She is happy to answer any questions regarding statements, invoicing, etc.
Ms. Alison Meredith
Cathedral Administrator and Executive Assistant to the Dean
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 Reverend Canon Bill Mous
Secretary of Synod and Director of Administration
Bill supports our synod, synod council, boards and committees in their effective functioning and in enacting their decisions and directions. He provides administrative leadership to the people and parishes of the diocese with regards to governance, property and communications related matters. If you have a legal, canonical, policy, communications or property related question or concern, please be in touch with Bill for guidance. Bill also serves as the diocese’s media liaison, and any media inquiries should be directed to him.
The Reverend Canon Marni Nancekivell
Director of Safe Church, Volunteer Management & Screening
Marni administers the diocesan Safe Church Policy and is the Bill 168 Officer (provincial legislation related to violence and harassment in the workplace). She also coordinates the Fresh Start program in the diocese. Volunteer management & screening inquiries may be directed to either Marni or Jane Wyse.
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.
The Venerable John David Rathbone
John's is responsible for all parish and diocesan registers and records, their safekeeping, preservation and access. He is familiar with all parishes and can share their history. Parishes should be the first point of contact for record inquiries as parishes do maintain copies of all original records.
Ms. Lorna Shaw
Reception Cathedral Place
Lorna provides front desk administration at Cathedral Place as well as administrative support to the Diocesan Archivist and all staff as required.
Mr. Derek Smith
Derek is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of Cathedral Place and property rental/bookings.
The Very Reverend Peter Wall
Dean of Niagara
Peter is Dean and Chief Liturgical Officer of Niagara. He is also the rector of Christ's Church Cathedral.
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
Senior Administrative Assistant
Jane provides administrative support for Children, Youth and Family Ministry; Congregational Support and Development; the lending library; The Bishop's Diploma Course; Candidates to the Priesthood and Diaconate; the annual Clergy and Licensed Lay Workers Conference; Volunteer Consultants; Justice, Community and Global Ministries; Grants; Safe Church; Volunteer Management and Screening; and the Diocesan website.
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.).