St. John's is located in the York-Simcoe Area of the Diocese of Toronto. The Rt. Rev’d Peter Fenty is the Area Bishop of York-Simcoe and a Suffragan Bishop of Toronto. 

Clergy

Elizabeth

Archdeacon Elizabeth Hardy began her ministry at St. John's in June 2017. Elizabeth was ordained in 1986 and has served parishes in Brampton and Scarborough. She worked as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Diocese before transitioning into interim ministry and has since become the Priest-In-Charge at St. John's.

penny lewis

The Reverend Penny Lewis was ordained in 1988. I have been enriched with a variety of ministries over these past 33 years. My calling has been in the area of Social Justice for all of creation. Most of my adult life I have been guided by this great Jewish prayer:

Slightly modified. Hear, O Israel , the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength BY loving your neighbour[s] as you love your self.

This has brought for me  both great Challenges AND a sense of being Gifted

Other Staff

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Music

Mr. Zacharia Dekker is the Director of Music, organist and choirmaster. An experienced and gifted church organist with some years of experience, Zach holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Western Ontario and is a member of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. He joined the staff of St. John's in September 2008.

suzy koolen

Parish Administrator

Suzy Koolen is a former member of St. John’s Church, currently a member of St Mark’s, Orangeville and follower of our Heavenly Lord. She has 3 young daughters and is happily married to her husband of 12 years. When not playing with her children, she enjoys baking vegan treats, crocheting, and hiking. Suzy is a lover of all animals, and enjoys volunteering for Children’s Foundation of Guleph and Wellington.