Our Clergy and Staff


The Reverend Canon Jennifer E. Reid, B.A., M.Div.

(905) 828-2095, Ext. #51

Jennifer became St. Peter’s Incumbent in June, 2002. She served as Assistant Rector at St. Peter’s from July, 1995 after being Chaplain at Lakefield College School for four years.

Previous to this, she was the Assistant Curate at St. Peter’s following her ordination in the Diocese of Toronto in 1989. Jennifer studied at York University and Huron College (University of Western Ontario). She currently serves on the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation and Professional Development grant team.

Jennifer is married to Gordon Patterson and they have two sons, David and Matthew.

Maria Nightingale

The Reverend Maria Nightingale

Chaplain to Seniors
(905) 828-2095, Ext. #52

Maria first came to St. Peter’s as a student when she was working on her Master of Divinity at Trinity College (University of Toronto). She and her husband, Bruce, were married at St. Peter’s and their older daughter, Angelique, was baptised here. Ordained in 1999 in the Diocese of Niagara, Maria worked as an assistant curate at St. Luke’s in Burlington. Their younger daughter, Gwendolyn, was born during this time. After the untimely death of Bruce as the result of a car accident in 2001, she took a year off.

Maria has returned to St. Peter’s after spending 15 years as school chaplain at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School in Oakville. She also served as the Honourary Assistant at St. Elizabeth’s, Burlington for over ten years. Her favourite activities include hiking, rock climbing, and photography. She is grateful to have the opportunity to work with the senior parishioners of St. Peter’s as we deepen our faith together.

Rev. Bev Harvey

The Rev. Bev Harvey
Deacon (deceased – July 31, 2017 – May she rest in peace)

Beverley (Bev ) Harvey retired Registered Nurse, is a long standing member of St Peter’s Church where she served as the Parish Nurse from 1999 to 2013. After her ordination to the Deaconate in 2008,  Bev maintained dual roles as Parish Nurse  and Deacon. Bev and her late husband Hugh, proud parents of Richard and Michelle are also blessed with 5 grandsons Jaedan, Justin Joshua , Tyson and Nolan.

The Rev. Clement Carelse

Clement Carelse was born in Cape Town, South Africa, into a long line of organists. He studied at Trinity College, London, the Royal Conservatory, Toronto, the Royal Canadian College of Organists and McMaster University. Having played in a number of parishes, he assumed the role of Director of Music at St. Peter’s Erindale in 2008. He has performed in many of Britain’s Cathedrals, and has conducted Choral tours no fewer than six times. He and Christine are owned by six cats!

Jean Laduke,
Administrative Assistant

(905) 828-2095, Ext. #50

Jean has worked in St. Peter’s church office for 4 years and has over 25 years of experience as a secretary/administrative assistant in various industries. She supports the clergy and church committees, answers the phones, welcomes visitors and parishioners, produces the weekly Sunday bulletins, does the accounts payable and monthly financial reconciliations, sends out mailings, looks after space bookings and other duties as required. Jean is married to Kim Tucker and they have two grown children, Amy and Philip.

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Lydia Cordie, Youth Minister

(905) 828-2095, Ext. #67

Lydia feels honoured to have the opportunity to walk alongside the youth of the parish as they deepen their faith and grow into the person God intended them to be.

Prior to becoming St. Peter’s Youth Minister, Lydia was a Law student at the University of Havana, and a Sunday School teacher at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Havana, Cuba. Lydia has completed the Diocese of Toronto Youth Ministry Apprenticeship Program and has a BA in Sociology from Ryerson University. Currently, she is pursuing  a Master’s of Social Work at the University of Toronto.

Lydia loves reading and going for long walks with her husband, Eusebio Pons. She also enjoys listening to music, visiting museums or galleries, and watching plays.

Ms Wendy Passmore, Spiritual Director

Wendy is available 4-5 days a month serving as spiritual director at St Peters. This ministry provides safe sacred space for individuals who are seeking a deeper spiritual life and/or are discerning God’s activity and presence in their life.

To contact Wendy: wendy.passmore@sympatico.ca

We are also blessed to have the assistance of four Honorary Assistants

The Reverend Canon Bill Kibblewhite,
Honorary Assistant

Bill retired in 2007, following thirty-five years of parish ministry in the Diocese. In 2008, Bill and his wife Linda moved to Erin Mills and joined St. peter’s. Following an interim ministry at church of the Holy Spirit, Dixie North, Bill became an honorary assistant at St. Peter’s in 2009. From 2009-2011 he assisted Jennifer Reid with a focus on pastoral care. since 2012 he has assisted mainly with worship.

Bill did his undergraduate degree at Waterloo Lutheran University, now Wilfrid Laurier, and his theological studies at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. Bill served his curacy at St. Michael and All Angels, Toronto and was rector of the parishes of Coldwater-Medonte, Holy Trinity, Ajax, St. Matthew, Islington and St. Andrew, Scarborough. Over his years of ministry, Bill has been active in community organizations and diocesan committee work. He served as a mentor in the diocesan curacy program for twenty-three years.

Bill and his wife Linda have two grown daughters and are the proud grandparents of Ethan and Sadie, Will and Andrew. Bill is a life-long sports fan and enjoys looking after the family cottage.

The Reverend George Dunkley, Mus.Bac., M.A., L.T.C.L., F.T.C.L., A.R.C.T.
Honorary Assistant

Honorary Assistant, 1995 – retired from teaching in 1993. He was Director of Music, Chapel Organist and Assistant to the Chaplain at Ridley College, St. Catherines. From 1954-1980, organist and Choirmaster at the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Toronto, and a teacher in Etobicoke. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. His theological studies were at McMaster Divinity College and Vancouver School of Divinity. He is married to Dr. Colleen Dunkley who was Director of the Wellness Programme at Sheridan College until retirement. Together they spent considerable time in pastoral, musical and medical ministry amongst the indigenous people of Northwest British Columbia, Diocese of Caledonia.

The Reverend Richard Dentinger, B.A., M.Div., CHRL
Honorary Assistant

Richard has served as an honorary assistant at St. Peter’s since 2010. His full-time role is Director of Human Resources with the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. He also serves at both the Provincial and National levels of the Anglican Church.  At St. Peter’s, Richard assists on Sunday mornings and assists the screening coordinators of the parish.

Richard completed his studies at the University of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario and Sheridan College. He has served as associate priest in three parishes as well as having experience in private industry in human resources.

Richard and his wife Janet are proud parents of three sons and six grandchildren. Janet and Richard share a passion for travel and camping.

The Reverend James Ferry
Honorary Assistant

Jim works full time as the Rights Advice Service Intake Coordinator in the Psychriatic Patient Advocate Office for the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.   He has been a member of the Church of Holy Trinity in Toronto for the past 20 years and an honorary assistant there for the last five years.