ABOUT US | Who's Who
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Pam was born in Newfoundland and has lived in B.C., Saskatchewan and Ontario. She has a B.A. from the University of Waterloo and a Masters of Divinity degree from the Canadian Theological Seminary ( now Ambrose University). While working as the Director of Student Services at ICS, a Christian graduate school in Toronto, she felt a call to ordained ministry in the Anglican Church. She received an Anglican certificate from Wycliffe College and was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Church, Diocese of Toronto, in May of 2011. She became a curate at St. Paul's in Newmarket and was priested there. In 2013 she continued her ministry at St. Paul's as an Associate Priest.
Pam is interested in contemplative spirituality and healing and she is passionate about helping people connect with God in their everyday life and sharing the gospel beyond the walls of the church.
Pam is married to Arne and has two tall teenage boys, Aaron and Matthias. Although she currently lives in the west end, Pam has fond memories of spending part of her childhood growing up in Scarborough. From 1967 -1973. she lived across from and was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church. She recalls that after watching many a bride and groom leave St. Andrew''s, she and her friends would play-act the wedding ceremony. Perhaps this was a precursor to what was to come, serving as a priest in the Scarborough area. Pam is thankful to be a part of the community of Christ Church and she looks forward to inviting others to join in the journey.
Jacquie Bouthéon was born and grew up in England, the eldest of five children. After finishing high school she worked for Lloyds Bank Europe in London and Geneva. In the second posting she met her husband Adrien; they were married in Jacquie's home village in 1970 and immediately emigrated to Canada. Jacquie then worked in a bank, an insurance company and finally, from 1977 to 2017, in various roles in a translation agency. After the agency’s closure, she has continued as a freelance translator. Adrien retired some years ago after 24 years in various positions at Yamaha Music.
Jacquie and Adrien joined the Christ Church family in 1984, and Jacquie has been involved in many areas, including as Vestry Clerk, Warden and chair of the Sesquicentennial committee; she remains our Archivist/Historian. Jacquie's call to the Diaconate grew out of her ministry to the elderly both in our parish and at Cana Place, a seniors' long-term care facility which closed early in 2001. After following the diocesan training process for Vocational Deacons, Jacquie was ordained on Trinity Sunday, May 30, 1999. Serving as a domestic chaplain to two diocesan bishops from 2001 to 2018, she was named an Honorary Canon of St. James’ Cathedral at diocesan synod in 2017.
Jacquie is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where she obtained Bachelor's degrees in History and Religious Studies, and Laurentian University, where she completed an Associateship in Theology at the Anglican college, Thorneloe University in 2000 and later continued to a full Bachelor of Theology which she completed in 2013. Between the two, she obtained a Certificate in Gerontology at Huntingdon, another of the affiliated universities within Laurentian.
Father Roy came to the ordained priesthood in the Diocese of Huron after thirty years in the business world marketing insurance. He holds a Master of Theology degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a certificate from the Interim Ministry Network. The Rev. Roy Shepherd was brought up and educated in Montreal, Québec, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Sociology from McGill University.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Anglican church, and held many volunteer lay positions in the parishes where he worshipped and in the Diocese of Toronto, including election to the Diocesan Synod for a number of years and chairmanship of its Board of Parish Services. As a lay delegate to the national body of the church for several triennial sessions, he served on the National Executive and Program Committees and on the Primate’s World Relief and Development Committee. He represented the Anglican Church on PLURA (the inter-denominational Social Justice Foundation.)
Since his retirement as a full-time parish priest, he has used his years of lay and ordained experience to assist parishes in the process of change. In 2019, he published his book Inspirations From Life, which is the distillation of a rich and varied life in God’s service.
Mr. Tam was recently a guest conductor with Rose Orchestra Brampton for two seasons at the Rose Theatre, where he also worked with the St. Roch Chorale and Brampton Children’s Chorus.
With the Royal Conservatory of Music Glenn Gould School this season, Mr. Tam is Assistant Conductor and Repetiteur on the Koerner Hall opera production of Die Zauberflöte (Magic Flute). Previously, he was assistant on productions of Die Fledermaus, La Cecchina, La Belle Helene, Cunning Little Vixen, Le Docteur Miracle & L’Heure Espagnole, working closely with singers and the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. He is also a guest conductor with the Taylor Academy Chamber Orchestra, and instructor of the Academy conducting course.
From 2014 to 2019, Mr. Tam worked closely with the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, as assistant to Uri Mayer and previously David Briskin. With the UTSO, he has conducted works by Haydn, Mozart, Dvorak, Gershwin, and Jennifer Higdon. In Fall 2017, he conducted in performance Don Giovanni with the UofT Opera Division.
Joining the Canadian Opera Company in 2007 as Apprentice Conductor, Mr. Tam has assisted on many main-stage productions including: Le Nozze di Figaro, Tosca, Eugene Onegin, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Pelléas et Mélisande, Don Giovanni, Simon Boccanegra, La Bohème, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cosi fan tutte, Rusalka, Idomeneo, Aida, Death in Venice, and Tales of Hoffmann. He has worked with many conductors, including Les Dala, Steuart Bedford, Nathan Brock, Johannes Debus, and Sir Richard Armstrong.
Other conducting credits include the NAC Orchestra Conductors’ Masterclass, the Windsor Symphony’s composition workshop, the National Academy Orchestra, and Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat with members of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Mr. Tam is a graduate of McGill University, studying organ performance with John Grew, and conducting with Alexis Hauser.
Ellen's family moved from Toronto's east end to their house in Scarborough, where her brother and her grew up, when she was five years old. She has lived in the Scarborough Village area consistently for the past 21 years.
Ellen has been a member of Christ Church since 1986. Her current voluntary functions include the Chancel Guild and choir. She has been a staff member at Christ Church since February 2017.
Ellen has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. She also worked at the University in administration until retiring in December 2016.
Ellen has two sons. One lives in Pickering with his wife and two children, a boy and a girl, and her other one lives with her.