The Reverend Andrew Federle
Interim Priest-in-Charge

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Phone:416-483-6664 ext 223
afederle@stclements-church.org

When did you join St Clements? September, 2013

What brought you here? I was ordained in Toronto in May 2007. I came to St Clement’s for the opportunity to work alongside a phenomenal team in a neighbourhood full of opportunity. For three years, I served as Associate Priest for Young Adults & Parents. In January 2017, I took on my current role as Interim Priest-in-Charge, serving as a steward for this season in between. My job is to help people pay attention to the presence of a God who – through Jesus – is always with us, for us, and ahead of us. I’m passionate about preaching on my feet, hands-free and head-up, as it’s one of the precious few things in life I consistently feel I’m being summoned to do.

Tell us about yourself: I’m married to Marcia Boniferro, who serves as a chaplain to graduate students at the University of Toronto, and father to Samuel and little Rose. I love Mexican food and bicycles, and try to ride the latter most days of the year, often with at least one of my kids on board.

 

The Reverend Richard Webb
Associate Priest

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Phone:416-483-6664 ext 246
rwebb@stclements-church.org

When did you join St Clements? May 2015

What brought you here? The opportunity to serve the St. Clement’s community and the wider neighbourhood is nothing short of providential — divinely orchestrated. My passion is to join our inherently relational, Trinitarian God in pointing and guiding others to him in Christ. We continue to seek individual Christian formation within the parish community and together look outward with compassion to the neighbouhood, city, country and world.

Tell us about yourself: I’m a Postulant in Anglican Diocese of Toronto (expected ordination on 1 May 2016), and rich in family (again providential). My bride Clair has been my primary life partner for over 24 years. Our son Hampton lives and works in New York City. Our daughter Gillian lives in Toronto and attends Ryerson University. Our dog Amos is a faithful walking companion and a huge fan of Toronto winters; Gillian’s cat Phineas keeps Amos company when I’m at the parish. We moved to Toronto from Charleston, South Carolina in the summer of 2012. My primary interest is engaging life through relationships (Christ, family, meeting new people), continual learning (through reading and conversation), and outdoor activities (you name it). Clair and I enjoy visiting new places (Toronto neighbourhoods and ravines), watching movies, and cheering on the Jays.

 

The Reverend Deacon Dr Anne Day
Parish Deacon

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Phone:416-483-6664 ext 245
aday@stclements-church.org

When did you join St Clements? I have been a member of this Parish since 1970, and all of my children have been confirmed at this wonderful church. I was ordained here at St Clements in March, 2009.

What brought you here? It is my privilege to be part of the Ministry Team at St Clements and to serve the Community as your Deacon. I assist with Pastoral Care, and help the ministry team as required. With Pastoral care, I visit parishioners in their homes or in hospital, taking Holy Communion to them if needed, and really enjoy sharing time for prayer and reflection within the community. You will find me helping at most services and very occasionally preaching. I also organize the Flower and Prayer Shawl ministries and the e-mail Prayer Chain.

Tell us about yourself: I have three children and their spouses and six grandchildren. My hobbies are reading, needlework, and spending time with friends. I also love the arts – ballet, opera, theatre, symphony concerts etc. My wish is that all who enter our church for Worship may know, feel and experience Christ in the midst of the gathered Community.

 

Daniel Webb
Music Director

 

 

 

 

Phone: 416-483-6664 ext 230
dwebb@stclements-church.org

When did you join St Clements? September 2015

What brought you here? St Clement’s is well known for its music and for the role that choral singing and instrumental playing has in the liturgy. It is a great privilege to serve in a church where the role of church musicians is understood and celebrated and also in a place where priorities are straight: we perform to create beauty and by creating beauty we worship God and tell of his goodness.

Tell us about yourself: Besides my work at St Clement’s, I sing tenor in the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and teach piano and theory privately and at the Toronto School for Strings and Piano. I’m also an examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music. There are three ladies in my life: my wife, Trilby; my daughter, Clea; and my cat, Doris. In overall charge of my family is Doris. I am disproportionately proud of my time of 3:48 in the 2016 Toronto Marathon and I allow the Toronto Blue Jays to determine my mood during each day of the baseball season; this means that summer is something of an emotional roller-coaster for me.

 

Sydney Caron
Director of Children’s Ministry

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Phone: 416-483-6664 ext 240
scaron@stclements-church.org

When did you join St Clements? September, 2016.

What brought you here? I grew up in a small town north of Kingston. My first job, and almost every job since then has been at summer camp. For the past two years I have lived in Edmonton, where I participated in an “Intentional Christian Community” (ask me about it!). After two years in Edmonton I decided that it was time to go back to school. In September 2016, I began my studies at Wycliffe College. When moving to Toronto, I knew that I wanted a job that would also act as a practical supplement to my education. St. Clement’s has provided a welcoming environment, a friendly congregation, and many opportunities to learn and grow while doing what I love.

Tell us about yourself: I love to paint, and create. I am fascinated by the ocean and space. I watch a lot of documentaries. I have great interest in the books of the Old Testament. My own faith has been encouraged and excited by the wildness, wonder, and joy of the children in Children’s Ministry.

 

Kaili Kinnon
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

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Phone: 416-483-6664 ext 242
kkinnon@stclements-church.org

When did you join St Clements? February, 2015

What brought you here? I came to St. Clement’s from a parish in Richmond Hill where I had been serving in children and youth ministry (Child/Family/Youth Ministry Coordinator) and music ministry (as Music Director). I have always felt a desire to work more intentionally and specifically with teens and I feel that God has called me to be in this remarkable parish at this particular time. It is my great pleasure to facilitate the growth of our youth group in a safe, Christ-centered and welcoming community made up of people on distinct journeys of faith.

Tell us about yourself: When I am not at St. Clements I am usually found singing, writing songs or practising yoga. I have also been known to be so caught up in book as to not hear people calling my name.

 

Liz Kensett
Director of Parish Operations

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Phone: 416-483-6664 ext 225
lkensett@stclements-church.org

When did you join St Clements? March 2011

What brought you here? I came to St Clement’s after years working in the Theatre Industry. I was looking for a change of pace and more peace at work, I’ve found that.

Tell us about yourself: I’m married to Mathew and we have two busy children: Thomas and Madelyn. We like to hang out with the grandparents and enjoy time together at the family cottage. I get the most joy from walking along the Humber River, building duplo castles, and making messy memories in the kitchen.

 

Julianna Buck
Administrative Assistant / Assistant to the Rector

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Phone:416-483-6664 ext 224
jbuck@stclements-church.org

When did you join St Clements? October, 2014

What brought you here? I’m a Quaker, and I like serving a community. I just fell for the church and the office team at my interview.

Tell us about yourself: My husband’s name is Michael, and we live in Toronto.  No kids/pets at the moment.My hobbies and passions are reading, writing, ancient history, knitting, cooking, camping, geeky science fiction.…  How long do you have?  Do you want to talk about natural plant dyes or stained glass?  Wait, where are you going?

 

Elisabeth Lunder
Bookkeeper

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Phone: 416-483-6664 ext 222
elunder@stclements-church.org

When did you join St Clements? November, 2003

What brought you here? I had just said farewell to the part time administrator at my own church, as she took a position at St. Clement’s. They needed a part time bookkeeper for 4 months, I am still here, and loving it. I have also been keeping books for Christ Church Deer Park since 2010.

Tell us about yourself: I have 2 children and 1 grandson, all in the U.S., and the rest of my family in Norway, so I travel when I can. I have always sung in choirs, I am an avid reader and I walk everywhere I can and as often as I can. – And I love numbers!

Wardens and Treasurer

Working with the Rector, our Wardens and Treasurer provide leadership to the overarching vision and direction of our Christian community.


Kathy McCain

Kathy McCain, People’s Warden

kmccain@stclements-church.org

Kathy has been a member of St. Clement’s for over 25 years and worships regularly with her husband, Jamie, at our 9am service.  A native of New Brunswick, Kathy served on the Board of Governors for 18 years at her alma mater, the University of New Brunswick, and has just finished her term as Chair of that same Board. She has also served as the Chair of the McCain Foundation and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.  Both Jamie and Kathy have enjoyed a refresher in the faith at our Christianity 101 course, and she is looking forward to supporting the direction that our parish is going by serving again as a Warden.

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Kristjan Vitols, Rector’s Warden

kvitols@stclements-church.org

Kristjan attends the 11am service regularly with his wife, Jennifer, and their children Ella and Everett, who are both in our Youth Group. Kristjan got to know Canon Nicholson Hall very well as a leader of the St.Clement’s 23rd Cub Pack. Kristjan is a graduate of both the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto, works with Urban Forestry at the City of Toronto, and is always happy to talk about trees.

Brooke Hunter

Brooke Hunter, Past Warden

bhunter@stclements-church.org

Brooke attends our 11am service with her young daughters Ailish and Aubrey.  Brooke is a Clementine and is the CEO of Hunters International Insurance.  She has found joy here through worship, our community and the Christianity 101 and Following Jesus courses she has taken.  She looks forward to building our community for the opportunities that God is putting in front of us.

Peter Pacini

Peter Pacini, Past Warden

ppacini@stclements-church.org

Peter attends our 9am service.  He and his wife Margie and their children have been part of St. Clement’s for over 30 years.  Peter’s professional career is that of a producer and director. Peter has also served as our Property Chair and been involved with the technical support of the 40 Minute Forums.  As a minister’s son, he welcomes the opportunity to grow spiritually as a Warden and make meaningful contributions to the St.Clement’s community.

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Heather Stewart, Deputy Warden

hstewart@stclements-church.org

Heather attends the 11am service with Ian, her husband.  Heather is a former capital markets and consulting executive who founded her own consulting firm, Stewart Clyde Consulting.  Recently, Heather founded Eden Park Group which provides career and leadership coaching and consulting services.  Heather is a member of the Trinity College Board of Trustees.  Heather and Ian have contributed their change management gifts by facilitating planning meetings for the St. Clements’ team in support of the Enter, Discover, Live strategy.  Heather helped raise funds for the new piano and Ian is a member of the Strategic Plan Monitoring Committee.

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Sean Martin, Deputy Warden

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Sean attends the 9am service with Rachel Gillespie, his wife and their children: Henry, Charles and Julia (all three were baptized together in May 2015). Sean is an investment banker with Raymond James and previously worked with TD Securities, Manulife and Bank of Montreal. His community involvement has included board work with a community housing organization and acting as president of a mid-town Toronto political riding association. Sean is a member of the Finance Committee and is looking forward to his children being old enough to join the Youth Choir!

Steve Murdoch

Steve Murdoch, Chair of Finance

smurdoch@stclements-church.org

Steve took over as our Treasurer in 2016. Steve and his wife, Karen, worship at our 9am service and have two children, Dana & and Patrick, who grew up at St. Clement’s.  Steve has served as a Warden and has been involved with different aspects of church stewardship in recent years. In 2014 Steve retired from his third career, after eighteen years at SunLife Financial as a Certified Financial Planner, and is now working with a private equity firm based in Salt Lake City.

 

Tom Fitches
Music Director Emeritus

Tom received his training in Oshawa, Toronto, and Croydon, England at the Royal School of Church Music. In 1973 he was appointed to the position of Organist and Choirmaster at St. Clement’s, where he remained until 2015. Upon his retirement it was announced that the church’s bell would be named “Faithful Thomas” in his honour, and Trinity College will confer a Doctor of Sacred Letters (honoris causa) upon Tom on May 10, 2016. The award is “in recognition of Tom’s lifetime devotion to the Anglican Church, his enriching of the church community through the beauty of Anglican Church music, his gifts of caring and building relationships and his strong commitment to the Anglican faith.”

 

Valerie Hume-Oliver
Assistant Conductor Emerita

Valerie came to St Clement’s in December of 2009 with the amalgamation of St Clement’s and St Margaret’s parishes. She holds an ARCT in both piano and organ and studied Choral Directing with John Hodgins at Grace Church-on-the-Hill. Valerie has served the parishes of St David’s, Hardington, St Hilda’s, St Clement’s, Riverdale, St John the Baptist, Norway, and St Margaret’s, North Toronto.

 

Honorary Assistants

 

 

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The Rev Mary Lewis

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The Rev Arthur MacRae

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The Rev Canon Alice Medcof

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The Rev Canon John A. Read

The Rev Canon John A Read is married to Janet who is a visual artist and musician. The Read’s have two married children and two granddaughters.  John completed his undergrad and M.Div at Trinity College in Toronto and was ordained Deacon in 1979 and priest in 1980.  Following a Curacy at St Jude’s, Wexford, John served in three parishes as Incumbent /Rector.  These were the Parish of Innisfil which included south Barrie, the town Church of St John the Evangelist in Port Hope for 18 years, and then10 years at Grace Church, Markham to spearhead a congregational rebuild. His interests include church growth and renewal events across North America, attending concerts, travelling, gardening, spending time at the family cottage at Big Bay Point, and above all enjoying time with his family and granddaughters.