List of Members

The following is a list of members of Diocesan Council, its committees and committees of Synod:

Diocesan Council

The Rev. Rev. Jenny Andison, Area Bishop
Brian Armstrong, Bishop’s Appointee
The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil, Bishop of Toronto
Mario Bartolozzi, Elected Area Representative
Canon Paul Baston, Registrar & Vice-Chancellor
The Rev. David Bryant, Bishop’s Appointee
Canon Clare E. Burns, Chancellor
The Rev. Gregory Carpenter, Elected Area Representative
The Rev. Joan Cavanaugh-Clark, Area Council Representative
Peter Davidson, Bishop’s Appointee
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Drakeford, Elected Area Representative
The Rt. Rev. Peter Fenty, Area Bishop
Dr. Anita Gittens, ODT, ACW President
Leslie Hajdu, ODT, Elected Area Representative
The Rev. Karen Hatch, Bishop’s Appointee
The Rev. Keith Joyce, Elected Area Representative
Lyds Keesmaat-Walsh, Bishop’s Appointee
Darleen Knowlton, Elected Area Representative
The Rev. Ian LaFleur, Honorary Clerical Secretary of Synod
Suzanne Lawson, ODT, Elected Area Representative
The Rev. Leonard Leader, Bishop’s Appointee
The Rev. Erin Martin, Elected Area Representative
Heather McGregor, Bishop’s Appointee
The Rev. Douglas Michael, Bishop’s Appointee
Peter Newell, Honorary Lay Secretary of Synod
The Rev. Lisa Newland, Bishop’s Appointee
The Rev. Canon Dr. Barry Parker, Bishop’s Appointee
The Rev. Jesse Parker, Bishop’s Appointee
Richard Paul, Elected Area Representative
The Rev. Jason Prisley, Area Council Representative
Ryan Ramsden, Elected Area Representative
Sandy Richmond, ODT, Elected Area Representative
The Rt. Rev. Kevin Robertson, Area Bishop
Mother Elizabeth Rolfe-Thomas, SSJD, Bishop’s Appointee
The Rt. Rev. Riscylla Shaw, Area Bishop
Beverley Sneyd, Elected Area Representative
The Rev. Michael Stuchbery, Area Council Representative
Marilyn Yeung, ODT, Bishop’s Appointee

Executive Board of Diocesan Council

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil, Bishop of Toronto
The Rev. Gregory Carpenter, Elected
Peter Davidson, Elected
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Drakeford, Elected
Suzanne Lawson, ODT, Elected
The Rev. Leonard Leader, Bishop’s Appointee
The Rev. Erin Martin, Bishop’s Appointee
Heather McGregor, Elected
The Rev. Douglas Michael, Elected
The Rev. Lisa Newland, Bishop’s Appointee
The Rev. Jesse Parker, Elected
Marilyn Yeung, ODT, Bishop’s Appointee

Committees of Diocesan Council

Audit Committee

Mr. Don Gillespie, CA [York-Simcoe]
Mr. Robert Saffrey, CA [York-Scarborough]
Mr. R. Paul Singleton, FCA [York-Scarborough]
Ms. Anne Todd, CMA [York-Credit Valley]
Ms. Susan Tremayne-Moon, CPA CA [Trent-Durham]

Nominating Committee

The Rev. Sheilagh Ashworth [York-Simcoe]
The Rev. Victor Li [York-Scarborough]
Ms. Susan Schuschu [York-Simcoe]
Ms. Wendy Thornton [York-Scarborough]
Mr. Kim Tucker [York-Credit Valley]

Trusts Committee

Canon Paul Baston, BA, LLB, Registrar & Vice Chancellor [York-Credit Valley]
Canon Clare E. Burns, BA, LLB, LLM, Chancellor (Chair) [York-Scarborough]
The Rev. Karen Hatch [York-Scarborough]
The Rev. Canon Anthony Jemmott, [Trent-Durham]
Mr. Wayne McLeod [York-Scarborough]
Mr. Peter Patterson [York-Credit Valley]
The Rev. Janet Read-Hockin, [York-Scarborough]
Ms. Gail Smith [York-Scarborough]

Committees of Executive Board

Accounts Receivable Subcommittee

Mr. John Fraser [York-Credit Valley]
Ms. Leslie Hajdu, ODT [Trent-Durham]
Ms. Yvonne Murray [York-Scarborough]
Mr. Stephen Rodaway [York-Simcoe]

Project Review Committee

Three people from the following pool of professionals are called to serve on the ad-hoc Committee when required.

Mr. Paul Backewich [Architect]
Mr. Roberto Chiotti [Architect]
Mr. Rick Gosine [Builder]
Mr. Paul Hancock [Accounting/Finance]
Mr. Stuart Hutcheson, ODT [Accounting/Finance]
Mr. Ian Jones [Builder]
Mr. Phillip Jones [Architect]
Ms. Alice Liang [Architect]
Mr. Scott McIvor [Builder]
Mr. Terry Montgomery [Architect]
Mr. Robert Saunders [Heritage]
Mr. Mark Tomjenovic [Builder]
Mr. Peter Tovell [Architect]

Committees of Synod

Agenda Committee

Ms. Jean Glionna, ODT [York Simcoe]
Ms. Leslie Hajdu, ODT [Trent Durham]
The Rev. Ian LaFleur [Honorary Clerical Secretary]
The Rev. Andrew MacDonald [Assistant Honorary Clerical Secretary]
Mr. Peter Newell [Honorary Lay Secretary]

Constitution and Canons Committee

The Rev. Canon John Anderson, BA (Hons), LLB, M.Div. [York-Simcoe]
Mr. Brian Armstrong, QC, ODT, Vice Chancellor [York-Simcoe]
Canon Paul Baston, LLB, Registrar & Vice Chancellor [York-Credit Valley]
Canon Clare E. Burns, LLB, LLM, Chancellor (Chair), [York-Scarborough]
Mr. Andrew Dunning [York-Credit Valley]
Mr. John van Gent, LLB [York-Scarborough]
The Rev. Susan Haig [York-Scarborough]

Investment Committee

The Rev. Canon Dr. Drew MacDonald [York-Scarborough]
The Rev. Warren Leibovitch [Trent-Durham]
Mr. David MacNicol (Chair) [York Scarborough]
Mr. Kennedy Marshall, ODT [York-Scarborough]
Mr. Stephen Rodaway [York Credit Valley]
Mr. Julian Scarfe [York-Scarborough]
Mr. Peter Stanley [York Scarborough]

The Synod is responsible for appointing various bodies.  They include:

York Rectory Commissioners and Committee on Etobicoke Glebe 

The following Commissioners were appointed by Synod for the distribution of the First York Rectory Fund and the Etobicoke Glebe for 2018 and 2019:

  • Canon Clare Burns, Chancellor
  • The Rev. Canon Stephen Fields
  • Ms. Joy Packham

Advisory Commission on Termination of Clerical Appointment

The following people were be elected by Synod to the Advisory Commission on Termination of Clerical Appointments for 2018 and 2019:

  • Mr. Brian Armstrong, QC, ODT
  • The Rev. Canon Beth Benson
  • Mr. Kennedy Marshall, ODT

Court on Contested Seats

Synod was informed that in accordance with Section 7 of The Constitution, the Bishop has appointed the following members of Synod to the Court on Contested Seats:

  • Canon Clare Burns, Chancellor
  • Ms. Joyce Badley, ODT
  • Canon Paul Baston, Registrar
  • Mr. Robert Baird
  • Mr. Bruce Goss
  • The Rev. Canon Judy Herron-Graham
  • Ms. Suzanne Lawson, ODT
  • The Rev. Canon Stephen Peake

For more information, please contact Pamela Boisvert, Secretary of Synod, 416-363-6021 ext. 231 (1-800-668-8932).