Diocesan Staff Directory

Alex Pierson

Diocesan Executive Officer
(613) 544-4774 ext. 131 or (613) 544-4718

Alex assists the Bishop by providing overall management of the diocesan office. He coordinates clergy appointments, provides human resources management, property and legal matters and assists parishes in understanding and implementing the diocesan canons and constitution.

Wayne Varley

Archdeacon of Ministry and Program
(613) 544-4774 ext. 138 or (613) 777-0530

Wayne is responsible for assessing needs, planning and implementing programs, as well as running diocesan activities which will enhance ministry and program across the diocese. Working with Bishop Michael Oulton, various committees and resources of the diocese, the Archdeacon focuses on pastoral care and support of clergy, administrative, executive, pastoral and sacramental responsibilities, and implementing the ministry, mission and stewardship directions laid out in the diocesan vision and strategy.

John Secker

Diocesan Financial Officer
(613) 544-4774 ext. 124 or (613) 777-0531

In this role, John works directly with congregations on any and all matters related to financial management and annual financial reporting. John is an ex-officio member of Synod Council, the Stewardship and Financial Development Committee, and acts as treasurer for the Diocese of Ontario Foundation. John is a member of St. Luke’s, Kingston.

Mark Hauser

Communications Officer
(613) 544-4774 ext. 125 0r (613) 777-0534

Mark works closely with staff at the diocesan centre, as well as other stakeholders across the diocese, to ensure the effectiveness of all communications platforms. Mark is the webmaster for the diocesan website (www.ontario.anglican.ca), maintains the diocesan email list, circulates the E-news Weekly updates and serves as Managing Editor of Dialogue—the diocesan newspaper which is now printed on a quarterly basis.

Wendy Pierson

Executive Secretary to the Bishop & Diocesan Registrar
(613) 544-4774 ext. 130 or (613) 544-8102

Wendy can book an appointment for you to meet with the Bishop, send an application electronically to you so you may apply for a bursary for ministry courses and coordinates all administration with the Bishop’s office. Wendy is also staff and secretarial support to the Training and Development Committee and looks after set-up and distribution of minutes and materials for Synod Council.

Joyce Williams

Accounting Assistant
(613) 544-4774 ext. 135 or (613) 777-0532

Joyce works closely with the Diocesan Financial Officer to provide a multitude of financial services to our parishes. She provides the necessary support in maintaining the monthly centralized payroll system, coordinating the many financial relationships between parishes and the diocese, and satisfying the requirements of the many vendors involved in the successful delivery of our diocesan programs.

Philip Maloney

Manager, The Church Bookroom
(613) 544-1013 or 1 (866) 794-1013

The Church Bookroom offers customers the advantage of a small store that is dedicated to delivering attentive, quality customer service. In addition to serving the churches of Kingston and surrounding area with relevant products and materials, their large selection of books and special occasion gifts have broad-based appeal within the population at large.

Mimi Merrill

Refugee Settlement Coordinator

As the Refugee Settlement Coordinator, Mimi works with the Diocese of Ontario Refugee Support (DOORS) committee focusing on sponsorship of refugees. Mimi will help your congregation setup a sponsorship committee, review paperwork and communicate with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and provide logistical support to refugee sponsorship groups throughout the application and sponsorship process.