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Officers & directors

Officers of the Diocese

President of the Synod and the Bishop of the Diocese:

  • The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil, MDiv

Suffragan Bishops:

  • The Rt. Rev. Riscylla Shaw, BA, MDiv (Trent-Durham)
  • The Rt. Rev. Kevin Robertson, BA, MDiv (York-Scarborough)


  • Canon Clare E. Burns, LLB, LLM

Vice-Chancellor & Registrar:

  • Canon Paul Baston, BA, LLB


  • Canon Brian G. Armstrong, QC, BA (Hon), JD, ICD.D, ODT

Executive Director:

  • Robert Saffrey, CA, ODT

Secretary of Synod:

  • Pamela Boisvert, CAPM

Honorary Lay Secretary:

  • Peter Newell, JD

Honorary Clerical Secretary:

  • The Rev. Andrew MacDonald

Treasurer and Director of Finance:

  • Vacant

Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. James:

  • The Very Rev. Stephen Vail

Directors of the Diocese

Director of Communications:

  • Canon Stuart Mann, BAA

Director of Congregational Development:

  • Janet Marshall, BMus, MA (SWP)

Director of Human Resources:

  • Deborah Journeaux, CHRP

Director of Property Resources:

  • Vacant

Director of Stewardship Development:

  • Peter Misiaszek, BA, MA, CFRE

Diocesan Executive Assistant:

  • Canon Mary Conliffe, MDiv