I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Douglas Michael as Dean of Ontario, Rector of Kingston, and Incumbent of the Cathedral Church of St George effective August 15, 2022.
Doug was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He received his Bachelor of Theology (Honours) from Rhodes University (Grahamstown) and his Master of Applied Ethics (University of the Witwatersrand). He was ordained as Deacon in 1999 in St Mary’s Cathedral, Johannesburg and was ordained to the priesthood in 2000.
After serving in churches of the Diocese of Grahamstown and the Diocese of Johannesburg, he moved to the Diocese of Toronto in 2013. He has been Incumbent of the Parish of All Saints’, Collingwood, Ontario since 2013. Doug has served on the Diocese of Toronto Executive Board and as the Regional Dean of Nottawasaga. He is committed to a ministry of teaching, pastoral care, outreach, and social justice.
Doug is multilingual and enjoys reading, golf, skiing, kayaking and photography. He and his wife Vanessa are parents to Rebecca and Jason.
Recently, I received notification that Interim Priest in Charge of Christ Church Cataraqui, Rev. Tracey Lloyd Smith and her family will be relocating to Newfoundland in the near future, requiring that she resign her interim role as of the conclusion of services on May 1. I am deeply thankful and appreciative that Rev. Tracey was able to serve the people of Christ Church in the interim until this point. I want to wish her, Rev. Dr. David and their family all the best as they begin their move.
I am pleased that Bishop George Bruce has accepted my invitation to serve the parish in the interim and he will begin his ministry as of May 2. Bishop George and his wife Theo are well known to the people of Christ Church and I know that they will be warmly welcomed.
Please be assured of our support and continuing prayers for God’s strength and grace at this time.
Bishop Michael Oulton