General and Provincial Synod Membership

GENERAL SYNOD

The 42nd General Synod will be held from July 10 to 16, 2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in British Columbia. The theme of the synod is “I Have Called You By Name.”

Among other items, the agenda will include:

  • the Election of a new primate
  • Indigenous ministries
  • the Proposed changes to Canon XXI on Marriage

General Synod meets every three years. The Synod of the Diocese of Toronto elected clerical and lay members at its November 2018 meeting.

The following will represent the Diocese of Toronto in 2019:

Bishops

  • The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil (Bishop Coadjutor)
  • The Rt. Rev. Peter Fenty (Bishop Suffragan of Toronto)
  • The Rt. Rev. Riscylla Shaw (Bishop Suffragan of Toronto)
  • The Rt. Rev. Kevin Robertson (Bishop Suffragan of Toronto)
  • The Rt. Rev. Jenny Andison (Bishop Suffragan of Toronto)

Youth Member

  • Lyds Keesmaat-Walsh (Church of the Redeemer, Bloor St)

Substitute Youth Member

  • Courtney Bolak (St. John, Craighurst)

Clerical Members, in alphabetical order

  • The Rev. Julia Burn (Church of the Resurrection)
  • The Rev. Canon Philip Der (St. Christopher)
  • The Rev. Dr. Alison Falby (St. Martin, Bay Ridges)
  • The Rev. Molly Finlay (All Saints, Whitby)
  • The Rev. Canon David Harrison (St. Mary Magdalene)
  • The Rev. Canon Janet Read-Hockin (St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff)
  • The Rev. Mark Regis (St. Paul, Bloor St.)
  • The Rev. Canon Nicola Skinner (Grace Church, Markham)

Substitute Clerical Members, in the following order:

  • The Rev. Greg Carpenter (St. Jude, Wexford)
  • The Rev. Graham McCaffrey (Grace Church in Scarborough)
  • The Rev. Erin Martin (St. James the Apostle, Sharon)
  • The Rev. Louise Peters (St. James Cathedral)
  • The Rev. Canon Dr. Byron Gilmore (Christ Church, Brampton)
  • The Rev. Canon Mark Kinghan (St. Paul, Uxbridge)
  • The Rev. Susan Climo (Holy Spirit of Peace)
  • The Rev. David Giffen (Church of Redeemer, Bloor St.)
  • The Rev. Dana Dickson (Trinity Church, Bradford)
  • The Rev. Mark Stacey (Christ Church, Woodbridge)

Lay Members, in alphabetical order

  • Chris Ambidge, ODT (Church of Redeemer, Bloor St.)
  • Joyce Badley, ODT (St. Paul, Bloor St.)
  • Leslie Hajdu, ODT (St. George, Pickering Village)
  • Ryan Ramsden (Grace Church in Scarborough)
  • Marion Thompson (St. Mark, Port Hope)
  • Mary Walsh, ODT (St. Mary, Richmond Hill)
  • Laura Walton, ODT (Holy Trinity, Clearview)
  • Christian (Kit) Woods (St. James the Apostle, Sharon)

Substitute Lay Members, in the following order:

  • Ann Arnold (St. Peter, Oshawa)
  • Kennedy Marshall, ODT (Epiphany & St. Mark, Parkdale)
  • James Beckwith (St. Peter, Erindale)
  • Mario Bartolozzi (St. Matthias, Bellwoods)
  • Susan Schuschu, ODT (St. John, East Orangeville)
  • Craig Gustafson (Grace Church in Scarborough)
  • Ainsley Munro (St. David Anglican-Lutheran Church, Orillia)
  • Nancy Payne (Christ Church, Woodbridge)

PROVINCIAL SYNOD

Provincial Synod was held in October 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The following people represented the Diocese of Toronto.

Bishops

  • The Most Rev. Colin Johnson (Bishop of Toronto)
  • The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil (Bishop Coadjutor of Toronto)
  • The Rt. Rev. Peter Fenty (Bishop Suffragan of Toronto)
  • The Rt. Rev. Riscylla Shaw (Bishop Suffragan of Toronto)
  • The Rt. Rev. Kevin Robertson (Bishop Suffragan of Toronto)
  • The Rt. Rev. Jenny Andison (Bishop Suffragan of Toronto)

 Chancellor

  • Canon Clare Burns (St. Paul, Bloor Street)

Youth Member

  • Courtney Bolak (St. John, Craighurst)

Clerical Members in alphabetical order:

  • The Rev. Canon Douglas Graydon (St. Andrew by-the-Lake)
  • The Rev. Canon David Harrison (St. Mary Magdalene)
  • The Rev. Karen Hatch (St. Margaret in-the-Pines)
  • The Rev. Jeff Potter (St. Stephen, Maple)

Lay Members in alphabetical order:

  • Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Barker (St. Luke, Burnt River)
  • Ms. Jean Glionna, ODT (Holy Trinity, Thornhill)
  • Ms. Susan Schuschu, ODT (St. John, East Orangeville)
  • Ms. Laura Walton, ODT (Holy Trinity, Clearview)

Provincial Synod meets every three years. The next Provincial Synod will be held in 2021.

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