Father Stephen is capably filling in as interim incumbent as the search continues for our new rector. Welcome to St Joseph’s!
David is the retired incumbent (or rector) at St. Joseph’s.
A message from our warden, Janet Bertollo Aug 29th, 2020
We’d like to thank Fr David and Jennifer for your nine dedicated years with us. You have celebrated with us, laughed with us, mourned with us and prayed with us through all the twists and turns of life. You have truly been a blessing to us.
Fr David, you have such joy in the love of Jesus and that has been contagious. In your gracious, loving and patient ways you have helped to guide us, humour us and lead us through our own journeys with Christ.
As you retire know that you will both always be a special part of our St. Joseph’s family. And although we feel sadness at your leaving, we also feel the joy and anticipation of this next stage in your lives, and indeed in the life of this parish.
You have left an indelible mark of love on our St. Joseph’s family. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing this part of your journey with us.
May the Lord continue to richly bless you and watch over you, fill your lives with His Joy and sustain you by His Grace.
About David: A graduate of Trinity College, David started at St. Joseph’s in 2011. Raised in a small farming community in New Brunswick, David has been an Anglican all his life. When he is not serving in the parish, he can be found spending time with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, Tristan and Devon.
Deacon Mark was ordained at St. Joseph of Nazareth in 2013.
He has been a member of this parish for over 30 years and is very active in social justice and poverty reduction work. Mark has also worked in prison ministry since 2006, both as a prison volunteer and as a Community Worker.
Robert Hennig, BMus. P.G. Diploma (Honours), is our music director and organist.
He came to St. Joseph’s in 2012. Rob graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree (University of Calgary) and a post-graduate Diploma in Music with Honours (University of Toronto). He has been a policy member for the worship and the arts subcommittee for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada and a pilot program developer for Music at the Dufferin Board of Education. Rob has conducted many community choirs and orchestras and has been honoured to have directed concerts at the Rose Theatre in Brampton; Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris; Haydn Hall in Vienna; the Marble Hall in the Mirabelle Palace in Salzburg, Austria; Carnegie Hall in New York; and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy.
We welcome Sarah Layman to our ministry team as the Youth Leader, running a joint program with St. Joseph’s and Holy Family. Sarah has completed two masters degrees in theology: one from the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax in 2009, and one from Regis College in Toronto in 2013. She has also been a member of the Ontario College of Teachers since 2015. She has two children, Peter and Agnes, a heart for social justice and intergenerational expressions of church, and is most happy when surrounded by trees in the middle of the Bruce Trail.