The Ven. Kyn Barker was ordained deacon 10 years ago after a 35 year career as teacher, curriculum consultant and coordinator with the York Region School Board, and now serves at St. Matthew the Apostle Church in Toronto. He is Archdeacon and Coordinator of Deacons in the diocese and Secretary to the Board of the Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada.

Dr. Patricia Bays is a lay person with degrees in arts, theology and education. She is a theological educator, with a particular interest in exploring Anglican theology with lay people, and lives in Ottawa.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Black is a research associate in biblical studies at the Vancouver School of Theology with expertise in New Testament studies and hermeneutics. He recently spent several years teaching at Codrington College in Barbados. Currently he is a transitional Deacon at All Saints, Ladner, in the Diocese of New Westminster.

The Rev. Dr. Hilary Bogert-Winkler is Director of Pastoral Studies at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College. She completed a doctorate at the University of Connecticut in liturgy and church history. Originally from Kentucky, she has served for the past decade in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts in parish and youth ministry.

The Rev. Daniel Bowyer is a priest of the Diocese of Huron serving as chaplain at Trinity Village Care Centre, Retirement Studios and Independent Living Townhomes, a ministry of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.

The Rev. Dr. Chris Brittain was Professor of Social and Political Theology at the University of Aberdeen (2007-2017). He remains an honorary Professor in Divinity at Aberdeen although he now serves as Dean of Divinity and Margaret E. Fleck Chair in Anglican Studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Terry M. Brown is retired bishop of Malaita in the Anglican Church of Melanesia and recently retired Bishop-Rector of the Church of the Ascension, Hamilton, Ontario. He is temporarily living at St. Philip’s Friary and Parish, Annerley, Brisbane, Australia, with Permission to Officiate from the Archbishop of Brisbane.

The Rt. Rev. William Cliff is Bishop of the Diocese of Brandon. A former university chaplain, and gifted musician, he has made a mark in effective faith formation with younger people. He also serves as Chair of the Council of the North, as a member of the General Synod Communications Committee and as Secretary to the House of Bishops of Canada.

The Most Rev. David Edwards is Metropolitan of Canada and has served as the Bishop of Fredericton since 2014. Before entering ordained ministry he worked as a High Teacher. He is married to Debbie.

The Rev. James W. Farwell Ph.D. is Professor of Theology and Liturgy at the Virginia Theological Seminary. His areas of expertise include liturgical and sacramental theology; liturgy, suffering, and trauma; theories of ritual and religion; comparative theology; and theologies of religion.

Leslie Flynn is the family life Coordinator at St. Georges Cadboro bay in beautiful Victoria BC. She has also recently begun her journey as an MDiv student at the Vancouver School of Theology. Leslie is passionate about helping youth figure out their space in the ever changing landscape of the Anglican Church.

The Rev. Canon Nancy Ford is the Deacon to the City of Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria British Columbia. Canon Ford is the Director of Deacons for the Diocese of Islands and Inlets and serves as the President of the Association of Anglican Deacons Canada.

The Most Rev. Anne Germond is Archbishop of the Diocese of Algoma and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario. She describes herself as Marked as ‘Christ’s own Forever’ and is privileged to serve with other members of His body as a bishop in His church.

The Rev. Dr. Rebecca Graham serves as Pastor at St. Alban’s Cathedral Church in Kenora, Ontario. Trained and formed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Dr. Graham has served in several Anglican parishes under the terms of our Full Communion relationship between our churches.

Canon John Hill is a retired presbyter of the Docese of Toronto and a Canon of St James’ Cathedral.  A member of Liturgy Canada since its inception, a member of Council of Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission, and a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy.  He is the author of Making Disciples and Into the Household of God.

PJ Hobbs is the Director of Community Ministries for the Diocese of Ottawa and a Senior Lecturer at the Virginia Theological Seminary. 

The Rev. Canon Paul Jennings serves as Anglican Formation Director at the Atlantic School of Theology. A theologian, he has been called upon to work on numerous national bodies, including the Primate’s Theological Commission and the Commission on the Marriage Canon. He was formerly Director of Pastoral Studies at Montreal Diocesan Theological College.

The Rev. Canon Donna Joy has served the church as a parish priest for 30 years, while also offering diocesan and wider church leadership. She is working these days on effective ways to offer liturgical leadership that safely draws people together, and is centred on the Triune God who promises to sustain, comfort, nurture and mobilize the people of God, particularly during times of exile.

The Rev. Dr. Alison Kemper, a deacon for over 40 years, studied patristics for many years. Her faith has been shaped by a profound experience of the Eucharistic community and a decades long professional background in advocacy and NGO management, leading organizations devoted to social and environmental change. She has worked with immigrant women, in environmental advocacy, and as a LGBT community organizer and activist.

The Most Rev. Gregory Kerr-Wilson is the Archbishop of the Diocese of Calgary and the Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land, overseeing ten dioceses within a regional area from the Arctic to across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and parts of Ontario. He is a theologian and liturgist who has served on numerous national bodies of our church.

Brother James Koester SSJE is a native of Regina, SK. He is a graduate of Trent University, Peterborough ON and Trinity College, Toronto. Ordained in 1984, he is a priest of the Diocese of British Columbia where he served in parish ministry. He entered the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) in Cambridge, MA in 1989, and has served as the Superior of the community since 2016.

The Ven. Richard Geoffrey Leggett Ph. D. is Vicar of Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral and Archdeacon of Westminster in the Diocese of New Westminster, and served as Professor of Liturgical Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology from 1987-2010. He is a liturgical theologian and historian who has served in a leadership capacity in many national, international, and diocesan bodies.

The Rev. Barbara Liotscos, MDiv (Vancouver School of Theology), ThM (Trinity College) was ordained in 1980 and served in New Westminster, Cariboo, Niagara, General Synod (Consultant for Ministry and Worship), Kootenay (Executive Archdeacon and Administrative Assistant to the Metropolitan), Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior, and Toronto, retiring in 2011.

The Rev. Stephen London is the rector of St Thomas Anglican Church in Sherwood Park, AB. He has been a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada for seventeen years, is husband to another priest, and father to three. He reflects on discipleship and faith at

The Rev. Dr. Iain Luke is Principal of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon. He holds an MA in theology from Oxford University, and a PhD in economics from Cambridge. He has served in rural ministry and as Dean of Athabasca, and in theological education at St. John’s College Winnipeg.

The Rev. Dr. Joanne Mercer is an Anglican priest, theologian, and theological educator from Central Newfoundland, Canada.  Her research interests include (but are not limited to) theology and communication (media, film, internet); models of theological education; and contemporary expressions of “church”.

The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister is a priest, spiritual director, and Benedictine contemplative who is passionate about the intersection of spirituality and justice and serves as Associate Priest at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal. Raised in Judaism, she chose to be baptized while completing her doctorate on the martyrologies of the English Reformation.

The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers is Dean of Academic Affairs and Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. In 2018 she was appointed to the General Convention Task Force on Liturgical and Prayer Book Revision. She has also served as chair of the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (2009-2015).

Dr. Brendon Neilson is the vision animator for the diocese of British Columbia. Brendon works to facilitate the implementation of the diocesan vision. This includes supporting implementation teams and parishes to embody the vision and work on collective efforts to live the vision together. Brendon has a PhD in theology focusing on the biographical method of James Wm McClendon Jr.

The Rev. Juan M.C. Oliver Ph.D. is the Custodian of the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church. His A House of Meanings (CPI, 2019) is a study guide to the meanings of liturgy, designed for parish study groups.

The Rev. Dr. Andy O’Neill studied for ministry at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto and completed his PhD in theology at New College at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In addition to being in full-time ministry, Andy is a sessional instructor for Atlantic School of Theology, teaching courses in theology, ethics, worship and pastoral ministry.

The Rev. Canon Nick Pang is the incumbent priest of St Saviour’s Church in Penticton, British Columbia (Diocese of Kootenay) where he serves with a dedicated team in their mission to Worship, Grow, and Love in Christ. He also coordinates refugee sponsorship for the Diocese of Kootenay and surrounding regions.

The Rev. Anne Privett serves as priest of St. Andrew’s church in Kelowna, British Columbia. Anne holds a Masters of Divinity Honours from Trinity College, Toronto.

Queen’s Theological College in St. John’s, Newfoundland, hosted several consultations with students, faculty and community members on the topic of this project. The paper was led by Rev. Canon Dr. David Bell, Dean of Theology, and Canon John Courage, the community’s Chaplain. The preparation of the paper included webinar consultation sessions for the Queen’s College community.

The Rev. Grant Rodgers currently serves as Director of Anglican Formation at The Vancouver School of Theology. With extensive experience in parish ministry, he has also worked in ministry formation and assessment, university chaplaincy, and supervisory capacities.

The Ven. Christine Ross, a deacon of the Diocese of Kootenay, serves as Director of Deacons for the diocese, with responsibilities for candidates for ordination as well as support for all the ordained Deacons.  Chris is a leader in servant ministry and with the deacons of the Diocese, supports lay ministry in a number of ongoing outreach projects.

The Rev. Dr. Eileen Scully, trained in systematic and historical theology and in Anglican studies, serves as Director of Faith, Worship, and Ministry on the staff of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.

The Rev. Canon Dr. Scott Sharman is the Animator for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Ecumenical and Interfaith Coordinator for the Diocese of Edmonton. He lives on Treaty 6 traditional territory in the city of Edmonton.

The Rev. Canon Dr. Murray Still serves as incumbent of two urban Anglican churches in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land. He is chair of the Rupert’s Land Elder’s Circle and a tri-chair of the Anglican Council of Indigenous People. Dr. Still and his wife Brenda live in Winnipeg.

The Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier is an Anglican priest in charge of a two-point shared Anglican-Lutheran ministry in Watrous, Saskatchewan. Besides being a writer and retreat leader, she also serves on ARC Canada, the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in Canada.

The Rev. Canon Dr. Phillip Tovey is Canon of Christ Church Oxford, Principal of the Diocesan Ministry Training Course and Warden of Readers. He has published a number of books, primarily on liturgy and have been involved in inter Anglican liturgical matters for over 20 years. He is a walker, a rugby fan, and a Franciscan Tertiary.

The Rev. Canon Lisa G. Vaughn is the Parish Vitality Coordinator for the Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island. A cradle Anglican, Lisa has been engaged in missional ministry for more than 20 years, ordained for 17 years, and previously enjoyed a career in broadcast and print journalism.  

Alexa Wallace is currently enrolled in the M.Div. program at the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad. She serves as Coordinator for youth ministries at St. John’s Cathedral in Saskatoon where she also leads Safe Church policy and program, ensuring a safe, spiritually nurturing environment for our children and youth.

The Rev. Brandon Witwer has been a priest in the Diocese of Calgary since 2018.  He has represented the Anglican Church of Canada on the World Council of Churches’ Commission on Ecumenical Education and Formation since 2015.


The Context: Project management and editorial work was undertaken during Pandemic remote-working in a home office on the Haldimand Tract, land that was promised to the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River, and within the territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples.