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ABOUT US  |  Who's Who

Who's Who

Christ Church is blessed with dedicated, dynamic leadership in all aspects of parish life.

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Sunrise over the Wheat Field
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Rev. Ravi Kalison
Interim Priest in Charge
Rev. Canon Jacquie Bouthéon
Deacon
Rev. Roy Shepherd
Honorary Assistant
Ellen Cunningham
Parish Administrator

                  Dr. Alexandra Weiss

               Organist and Music Director

 

 

Rev. D. Ravi Kalison hails from a good 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 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 Hon. Asst at Christ Church Scarborough Village and  

Associate Clergy at Church of Holy Trinity Guildwood until recently.

We welcome Ravi and his wife Victoria to the Christ Church family.

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Rev. Canon Jacquie Bouthéon
Deacon
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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.

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Rev. Roy Shepherd
Honorary Assistant
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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.

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Doctor Alexandra Weiss has been playing organ in various churches (mostly Anglican, but  some United and Presbyterian) for almost 30 years.  In addition to laying organ, Dr. Weiss is also a pianist and acompanist for many vocalists and instrumentalists.  Previously, she has worked for a few years as a pianist in the Caribbean for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Carnival Cruises.

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Organist & Music Director
Ellen Cunningham
Parish Administrator
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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.

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Brian Carr - 

Eleanor Lorde - 

David Baird -         

Bill Wilkins-                     

Ian Campbell -             Treasurer   

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Rector's Warden

People's Warden

Deputy Warden

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