Rev. Ravi Kalison
"Rev. D. Ravi Kalison hails from a traditional Christian family belonging to Church of South India Chennai, India. He served as Evangelist in the Diocese of Chennai After completing Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Divinity and M.A. (Philosophy) degrees, Rev. Ravi Joined WME Bible College as lecturer, and responded to the call of the Lord to Mumbai Diocese for the ordained ministry. After migrating to Toronto, Canada, Ravi joined the Diocese of Toronto and served as Incumbent at St. Bede’s Anglican Church. He has also served as Honorary Assistant at Christ Church Scarborough Village for part of 2010, and as Associate at Church of Holy Trinity Guildwood until recently. We welcome Ravi and his wife Victoria to the Christ Church family."
Rev. Canon Jacquie Bouthéon
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.
Rev. Roy Shepherd
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.
Organist & Music Director
Jaime Barrow, B.Ed., B.Mus., ARCCO, ARCT, OCT
We are delighted to announce that Jaime Barrow has been appointed as Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church Scarborough Village (Scarborough, Ontario).
Prior to returning to the GTA, Jaime was Assistant Organist and Chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral (London, Ontario), and Organist and Director of Music at St. Peter’s Anglican Church (now known as The Church of the Holy Wisdom) for over a decade.
Jaime holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Toronto.
Jaime is an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (ARCCO), where he studied Cathedral Organ with Juno award-winning organist Ian Sadler, previous organist of St. James Cathedral in Toronto. He received the Healey Willian Prize for top national achievement in Canada on the Associate examination. Jaime is also an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT, Piano Performance).
Jaime is an Ontario Certified Teacher and works as a Secondary School Teacher with the York Region District School Board, where he teaches Instrumental/Vocal Music and Social Sciences.
Ellen's family moved from Toronto's east end to their house in Scarborough, where she and her brother 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 son lives with her.