Leadership

  • Bishop-Elect:  Stephen London

    • We give thanks for the election, consecration and installation of Stephen London as the 11th Bishop of Edmonton.  We give thanks for Dean Alex who served our Diocese as adminstrator and Dean and Rector during the electoral process. 
  • Interim Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Dr. David Pickett: priest@stmatthiasedmonton.ca

    • David began as our interim priest in June of 2021.  A three-time graduate of Huron University College, he was ordained in 1989 in the Diocese of Huron and over his 30+ years as a priest he has served in rural, small town, suburban and downtown city parishes in Huron, Niagara and Calgary as Rector, Regional Dean, Canon and Archdeacon.  David has two grown children and is anticipating becoming a grandfather in Septermber 2021.  He is engaged to be married to The Rev'd Renee Desjardins of St. David's here in Edmonton. 
  • Associate Priest: The Rev. Joanne Webster: joanne@stmatthiasedmonton.ca

    • Joanne is part time associate priest at St. Matthias in addition to being a chaplain to the residents of Edmonton's Canterbury Foundation. Joanne earned her Master of Theological Studies in 2008, but is also a musician with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto.  Joanne especially enjoys spending time with family, camping in the mountains, gardening and cooking.

  • Honorary Assistant Priest: The Rev. Paul Bachmann

  • Priest-in-Charge - Filipino Anglican Congregation at St. Matthais (St. Peter the Apostle)  The Rev. Dr. Eric Kregel: eric@stmatthiasedmonton.ca
  • Lay Readers: Stacey Buffie, Dawn Ritz

  • Office Manager: Tracey Ross: office@stmatthiasedmonton.ca

    • Tracey is the primary administrator for the office, managing Facility Bookings and coordinating the involvement of the many people who participate in Sunday Services, Coffee Hosting, and other events. During COVID-19 office hours will vary so please be in touch by email or phone to the church office.
  • Music Director: Evan Thomas: music@stmatthiasedmonton.ca

    • Our Music Director, planning and coordinating musical initiatives such as the Music Collective, and leading Sunday morning music.  We look forward to Evan's return to us in September 2021 after his sabbath leave. 
  • Sunday School Coordinator: Tracey Ross: tracey@stmatthiasedmonton.ca

    • In addition to her work as Office Manager, Tracey also coordinates our Spark Sunday School programming, and is our principal teacher for kids grades 1-6.
  • Treasurer: Nancy Sinclair: treasurer@stmatthiasedmonton.ca

  • Parish Archivist: Carole Belamisca

  • Altar Guild: Nancy Clark; Dawn Ritz

  • Church Officers

    • "Wardens"  with the rector, the churchwardens are the "corporation" of the parish, responsible for day to day matters adn the well-being of the parish especially in matters temporal.  They report to the people and to the Diocese through Vestry.  The current serving wardens are:
    • "Synod" is the legislative body of the Diocese.  Chaired by the Bishop, it is comprised of the licensed clergy as well as lay representatives - the people's warden as well as members each parish elects.  Our current Lay Delegates to Synod are:
      • Shirley Combden (People's Warden)
      • Valerie Nathanson
      • Dawn Ritz
    • "Vestry" At our AGM, our members elect a council who will support the Wardens and Lay Delegates as leaders in attending to life and health of our community, mission, finances and the safety of our parish home. 
    • 2021  Vestry Members: Dony Alex, Kathy Carlson, Marilyn Firmston, Angela Heath, Jonathan Kidmesen, Val Nathanson, Dawn Ritz, Cecilia Sibayan, Nancy Sinclair, Bonnie Woolnough.