Clergy appointments

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Bram Pearce as Incumbent of St. Peter’s, Kingston, effective March 27. Bram received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College (University of Toronto) and studied theology at Wycliffe College receiving his Masters of Religion in 2006. Following ordination as a Salvation Army Officer in 2007, he joined the Anglican Church and was ordained a deacon in our diocese in 2012, and priested in 2013. He began his ministry as Assistant Curate of St. John’s, Bath, before becoming the Incumbent of that parish.

Reverend Sue Beare will serve as Interim Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s, Bath, effective March 27. Rev. Beare will provide Sunday ministry along with pastoral coverage for the parish. Major (Retired) the Reverend Sue Beare arrived in Kingston in 2007 by way of the Canadian Forces and is an active priest of this diocese. She is involved in veterans support groups and is a Royal Canadian Legion Chaplain. Most recently, she was Interim Priest-in–Charge of the Parish of Lansdowne Rear.

I am also pleased to announce the appointment of The Reverend Canon Dr. David Ward as Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Newboro-Westport effective March 1. David will provide Liturgical, Pastoral and Missional ministry and important leadership for the three churches of this parish.

Reverend Canon Dr. David Ward was ordained as a deacon in 1984 and to the priesthood in 1985. He has faithfully served a number of parishes in our diocese, including St. James, Kingston, as curate, Camden East with Odessa and Morven, St. Mary Magdalene, Picton, and St. Paul’s, Kingston, as Rector. He also served on a wide range of diocesan boards and committees. Since his retirement in 2009 he has served as interim in several parishes.

I am pleased to appoint The Reverend Nancy Beale as Warden of the Lay Readers’ Association. She will move into this position from Deputy Warden. I am confident as she steps into her new position that her passion for ministry and gained experience will provide strong leadership and spiritual direction to the Association.

The Reverend Lynn Dillabough has accepted my appointment as Deputy Warden of the Lay Readers’ Association. Lynn is the Incumbent of St. Paul’s, Brockville. She brings with her over 20 years of professional and Parish ministry experience, excelling in the ability to teach and mentor. This along with her enthusiasm, faithful ministry and strong leadership will be a blessing to the Association.

Please be assured of our support and continuing prayers for God’s strength and grace as we move forward.

Yours in Christ’s Service,

Bishop Michael