Our Church is blessed with an incredibly diverse and gifted staff team, helping our entire community to live into our Vision, Mission, & Values.
CONTACT ANDREW TO EXPLORE:
- The vision-mission-values, and strategic direction of St. Clement’s Church
- Learning to follow Jesus Christ with this community
- Our Strategic Plan Working Groups, The Worship Experience or Sustainable Operations
Andrew is the Rector (Senior Pastor) of St. Clement’s Church.
Andrew never stepped foot in a church before he was 15 years old. His passion is for communicating the love of God in an authentic, fresh, and relatable way. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew has served in Ecuador and Central Asia. In Toronto, he has served both Spanish-speaking and West Indian congregations, and among youth and those experiencing homelessness in the downtown core.
A skilled writer and speaker, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from Stanford University, and a Master of Divinity from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, where he graduated first in his class.
Andrew hosts a popular Christianity 101 course, which has been instrumental to the renewed growth and vibrancy of the parish.
He is married to Marcia Boniferro, a gifted pastor and chaplain to graduate students at the University of Toronto. Together, they are proud parents to Samuel and Rose. Andrew loves Mexican food and bicycles.
Associate Priest for Parents & Families
CONTACT PAMELA TO EXPLORE
- Ministry to our Parent community (those with children 0-18)
- Leadership of our Family Ministries Team (Nursery, Children’s, and Youth Ministry)
- Inquiries for Baptism and Weddings
- Our Strategic Plan Working Group, Engagement through Christian Education
Pamela is passionate about fostering faith in families and is convinced that the intergenerational nature of the church is a gift beyond measure. She has served in both children’s and youth ministry and has fostered faith among parents in her previous role as rector of a growing church in Northern Ontario.
A skilled communicator, Pamela has a background in Journalism and Media Communications. She holds a Master of Divinity from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, where she was awarded The McElheran Memorial Prize for Homiletics.
Pamela leads the stellar Family Ministries Team at St. Clement’s, working together to establish practices for families learning to follow Jesus Christ.
Pamela loves a good cup of coffee, storytelling in all its forms, sketching, graphic design, photography, crochet and embroidery. She is married to Jeremy Rayment, a skilled media arts college professor. They are grateful for their son Logan, who is attending Ryerson University.
CONTACT LISKA TO EXPLORE:
- Ministry to our older adult community
- Leadership of our parish’s vision for Pastoral Care & Seniors’ Ministry
- Inquiries for Funerals
- Our Strategic Plan Working Group, Deepening Relationships with One Another
Liska Stefko is a long-time member and currently holds the role of Pastoral Minister at the L’Arche Daybreak community in Richmond Hill. L’Arche is an international network of communities in which people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together. Liska has also lived at L’Arche in Italy and Mexico. Her roles in community over the years include coordinating community life in a home with members with medically complex needs, offering formation for new members, leading community worship, and facilitating youth retreat days for high school students. She also offers leadership to L’Arche International gatherings, weaving together multicultural, ecumenical and interfaith threads to create experiences of unity in diversity. As pastoral minister, she walks closely with community members in times of illness, dying and grieving.
A priest in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, Liska has served in parish ministry with children, youth and young families, as well as in pastoral care and community-building with people of all ages. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and her Master of Divinity degree at Regis College in the Toronto School of Theology.
She is delighted to join the St Clement’s community!
CONTACT DANIEL TO EXPLORE:
- Music at our 9 and 11 am Sunday services
- Participation in our 9 am, 11 am, or Youth Choirs
- Musical leadership for weddings, funerals, occasional services
- Our Strategic Plan Working Group, The Worship Experience
Daniel is the Director of Music at St Clement’s Church.
Daniel is a choral conductor, organist, teacher and singer. Alongside his work at St Clement’s, Daniel is Organist and Choirmaster of Upper Canada College and an Examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Daniel was educated at Cambridge University, where he was Organ Scholar of Magdalene College and the John Stewart of Rannoch Scholar in Sacred Music. He taught at four of the United Kingdom’s leading schools, including South Hampstead High School, where he was Director of Music for four years, before relocating to Canada in 2013. Daniel is also a qualified lawyer and was called to Bar of England and Wales in 2005 as a Diplock Scholar of the Middle Temple, and briefly practised in European antitrust law in Brussels before very happily returning to music, his true vocation. As a church musician, he has served a number of institutions, including four churches in London, England as well as St Cuthbert’s, Leaside from 2013-2015. He also spent a year as a Tenor Gentleman in the Choir of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace.
Daniel is married to novelist Trilby Kent and has two children, Clea and Tristan, and a cat named Doris. He is a keen runner.
Thomas Le Roy
CONTACT THOMAS TO EXPLORE:
- Ministry to youth in Grades 6-12
- Volunteering in our Youth Ministry
Thomas recently graduated from York University with a Degree in Psychology and he will be continuing to further his education with his Master’s Degree this September. Thomas is passionate and committed to working with children and youth and fostering a sense of community through Christ. Previously, Thomas worked with children and youth at Bethany Baptist Church, T.D.S.B., Tennis Canada and the Jays Care Foundation. He is a huge lover of sports, especially rugby and football. Thomas is also a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors. Thomas has been dating his girlfriend, Jasmin, for 4 years and he has two puppies, Thor and Nala!
Vivia Kay Kieswetter
CONTACT VIVIA TO EXPLORE:
- Ministry to children in Grades 1-5
- Volunteering in our Children’s Program
- Our Strategic Plan Working Group, Reaching Out
Vivia was born in Orlando, Florida where her Christianity developed as head chorister in the children’s choir and later serving as a Sunday School volunteer teacher at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
She came to Anglicanism through the Episcopal Church in the US, finding a church that blended the best traditions from her childhood with an open-minded intellectualism and beauty of music and theology that quickly felt like home. In the states, she served as director of choirs for both children and adults while pursuing a Master’s degree in musicology and vocal performance.
In 2006, Kieswetter moved to Toronto to pursue a doctorate in musicology. Since then she has served as a choir section lead, and spearheaded a coffee shop ministry. In the fall of 2018 Vivia began studies at Trinity Seminary, before settling into her role at St. Clement’s. When not working with children, she loves reading, being outdoors (especially near the water), and anything involving fountain pens and notebooks.
CONTACT EMMA TO EXPLORE:
- Ministry to children aged 0-3
- Volunteering in our Nursery Ministry
Emma Montag is the Nursery Minister within St. Clements. Emma has a Bachelors of Child Development and has been caring for children between the ages of 0-13 for over eight years. She is passionate about providing quality care and ensuring the well-being of the children, while fostering natural teachable moments.
Emma provides a warm, loving environment in the nursery with fun, creative activities. “I believe it is important for children of such a young age to feel safe and secure and welcome within the nursery in order to explore faith-based aspects through play and story.” Emma does this through a mixed method of setting up the nursery to intrigue and engage children to explore at their own pace and level, as well as building a positive rapport with the child and getting to know them.
Emma is also a fur mama to two big dogs and three cats. In her spare time she likes staying active by hiking, swimming, rollerblading, and biking. She also enjoys to cook, bake, read, write and do art.
Manager of Finance and Administration
Grace is the Manager of Finance & Administrative at St. Clement’s Church and is passionate about running the daily operations and business affairs at St. Clement’s. Grace has experience working at other churches and came to St. Clement’s from a west end church where she worked as the Manager of Operations and Administration.
Grace was born in England and raised in Etobicoke, where she now lives with her husband, Andrew, their three wonderful children David (24), Joshua (21) and Victoria (18) and their four legged children, 4 year old black cat, Salem and 3 year old cock-a-poo, Rosie.
Church has always been an important part of Grace’s life. She grew up in the United Church and is still a member of the Etobicoke United Church she grew up in.
In the summer, you will often find Grace relaxing on the dock of her family cottage near Bancroft, Ontario. She has a passion for animals and the outdoors where she enjoys cottaging, camping, hiking, kayaking, swimming, and walking. She also enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family.
Grace is thrilled to be contributing to the day-to-day operations of this thriving faith community.
Administrative Assistant / Assistant to the Rector
CONTACT JULIANNA TO EXPLORE:
- The newsletter, The Anchor
- Room bookings for committee meetings and other St. Clement’s events
Julianna is the is the Administrative Assistant/Assistant to the Rector of St. Clement’s Church.
Julianna grew up in north Toronto and attended the University of Toronto and York University. She’s worked in a wide variety of offices, including at a local school. She enjoys writing, reading, managing spreadsheets and databases, and bothering priests and ministers for administrivia. She’s married and owns one cat, a handsome, willful creature named Magnus.
Elisabeth has been the bookkeeper at St. Clement’s for many years and can be approached with questions about donations to the church.
She started her career in the written word as administrative secretary; but as the computer rapidly changed the role of that profession, she got a degree in accounting and found her niche. Working at St. Clement’s she enjoys the varied aspects of church accounting and also appreciates the interaction with parishioners and staff.
Elisabeth grew up in Norway but has spent most of her adult life in the U.S. and Canada. She has 2 grown children and 1 grandchild, all living in the U.S.
When she is not doing numbers, she loves walking and singing in choirs.
Wardens & Lay Leadership
People’s Warden, Bill Appelbe
Rector’s Warden, Christine Wilson
Deputy Warden (People’s), Rosalee Jackson
Deputy Warden (Rector’s), Tim Andison
Past Warden (People’s), Caroline Helbronner
Past Warden (Rectori’s), Bob Boeckner