Leadership


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St. Matthew’s is blessed with many dedicated staff and parishioners who use their gifts in a variety of ways to support the mission and ministry of the parish to seek and serve Christ in all persons.  Below is a list of some of those involved in various leadership positions.

Rev. Lisa Newland

Rev. Lisa Newland

Incumbent

Lisa was born at North York General Hospital and raised in Ajax, Ontario. A B.A. in Anthropology from Trinity College (University of Toronto) and a M.Div. from Wycliffe College (University... read more

The Rev. Kyn Barker

The Rev. Kyn Barker

Deacon

Deacon Kyn Barker and family have been members of St. Matthews for over 25 years. Kyn was ordained Deacon in 2009, the same year he retired from 35 years as... read more

David Braund

David Braund

Choirmaster and Organist

St Matthew’s is thrilled to have David Braund, BMus (Wales) as our choirmaster and organist. David has a genuine love for the richness of Anglican liturgy and music. “I like... read more

Donna Lam

Donna Lam

Administrative Assistant

Donna is an integrated communications professional who has helped develop and execute Marketing campaigns for non-profits, and technology brands, including Bell. Originally from Guyana, formerly British Guiana, she moved to... read more

The Rev. Canon John Wilton

The Rev. Canon John Wilton

Honorary Assistant

The Rev’d Canon John Wilton was ordained in 1987 after careers in teaching and the civil service. He has since served five parishes, including St. George’s Willowdale in our deanery for... read more

 

Wardens & Treasurer

Working with the Incumbent, our Wardens and Treasurer provide leadership and direction to our Christian community.

Rector’s Warden
Valerie Seales

People’s Warden
Margaret Allen

Deputy Wardens
Raine Liliefeldt
Norma Walker Roberts
Kakra Winful

Treasurer
Patrick Allen