We say sad farewell to Rev Douglas Woods and we welcome our new Priest in Charge
Rev. Augusto Nunez.
Greetings, I am Reverend Augusto Nunez and I am very enthusiastic about becoming part of the St Saviour’s parish to serve together your local community and beyond, bringing God’s love and good news of the gospel.
My wife’s name is Jacqueline and we have four boys named Stephen, Josh, David, and Sam. One of them just graduated from university, two are still in post-secondary studies and one will be starting next September.
I was born in Peru and came in to Canada in my preteen years. Besides other jobs, I worked as a community chaplain, coordinating a half-way house for men coming out of federal and provincial correction facilities. We helped them to reintegrate into the local communities. For the past three summers, I have also worked with migrant workers in Durham region, most of them from Mexico, being a support for them spiritually with church services and socially with activities in the community such as playing soccer, helping them shop and working together with health care agencies that benefit them. Their work period in Canada is of about 7 months’ period. I finished recently a very fulfilling curacy at St Jude’s Wexford in Scarborough this past month, where I worked with English speaking and Spanish speaking parishioners.
My family and I live in Peterborough and enjoy all that this beautiful region has to offer. I look forward to meeting you and getting acquainted with each one of you as we serve together our God and our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Bendiciones, Reverend Augusto Nunez
We said sad farewell to Rev. Steve on Ash Wednesday, and wish him well in his new Parish in Uxbridge.
We extend a very warm Orono welcome to Rev. Douglas Woods who will be our new interim-Minister-in-charge.
I’m looking forward to working with you. What I admire about you already is the way you pitch in and do the work of the church. You have a good idea of who you are and where you want to go. I want to encourage that while I’m with you.
Douglas is married to Joan, and will celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary in another few weeks. They have three children—Emily, Aleksandra, and Peter—and five grandchildren. They also have a dog; her name is Sally. Joan and Douglas live in Port Hope, and now in their 45th year in the house. Joan and Douglas met and married as volunteer teachers in Ghana. They lived in Massachusetts for three years while Douglas was in grad school. They also lived a year in Germany as a part of grad studies. In 1970, Douglas began teaching at the University of Toronto, most of it at Scarborough College. Douglas taught Linguistics, and occasionally a course in German.
In 1999, at the age of 57, he began his studies at Wycliffe College and in three years received his M. Div. and was ordained at the age of 60. Douglas has worked at several churches over the years, most recently at St. Luke’s, Peterborough, along with Steve Smith.
Introduction to Reverend Steve Smith,
St. Saviours Anglican Church, January 2017
Steve is replacing our former Minister Rev. Doug Clarke who will continue
as Minister in charge at St. George's in Newcastle
“I look forward to becoming your new Interim Priest In Charge
and as I get to know each of you I am sure we will happily
face the joys and challenges of this Parish together over
the next few months.
On a personal note, I have been married to my wife Barbara for 43 years.
We have four sons and three grandchildren, and have lived in Peterborough for
the past 21 years.
Professionally speaking, I worked for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
in a number of positions for 29 years until feeling the call to ordained ministry.
I attended Wycliffe College and graduated in 2002 with a Masters of Divinity.
My first parish was the Parish of Cavan/Manvers, a multipoint parish that included
St. Paul’s, Bethany, Christ Church, Bailieboro, and St. Thomas’, Millbrook. There were
also two chapels of ease and four cemeteries. Following 3 years working in this
Parish, I moved to St. Luke the Evangelist in Peterborough, where I spent a
further 9 years before retiring in 2015.
My ministry style is such that I am an enthusiastic enabler who encourages a
team approach to ministry. I try to adopt a balanced approach to ministry
among children, youth, ‘middlers’, and seniors. I recognize the tension between
honouring the past and embracing the new. I see both as being very important.
I enjoy being an Anglican with our diverse sense of Church. My background tends
toward a “middle of the road” approach to worship, with a less formal style
during regular services and more “pomp and circumstance” during festivals
Within this context, I feel that I am being called to help people find their individual
God given gifts and encourage expression of them. Each of us is called to be a
Christian, holding Christ at the centre of everything we do, and I look forward
to meeting all of you this February.”
We say hello to our new permanent Minister Rev. Douglas W. Clark.
Doug will hold his first service at St. Saviours on March 6th.
We say farewell to Canon Susan Sheen and Ioki with grateful thanks for
all of her teachings and wish her well in retirement.
We say goodbye to Kevin and Marjory and wish them well in their new challenges
at All Saints Chinese Anglican Church in Markham.
We welcome Canon Susan Sheen as our new interim Priest in charge.
We say farewell to Rev. Eugene Berlenbach on June 28th.
Thank you Eugene and we wish you and Dianne happy retirements.
On July 16th Rev. Kevin Wong will become our interim Priest-in-Charge minister.
Welcome Kevin and Marjory.
Block party celebrations and thanks to the community
Saturday October 4th
11.30am - 2.00pm at St. Saviours
Saturday November 8th
11.00am - 2.00pm at Orono Town Hall
We give a warm welcome to
Father Eugene and his family to St. Saviours.
See the photo's of Father Eugene's Welcome on 4th August 2013.
Bishop Linda Nicholls announced that
Father Eugene Berlenbach will be our
new incumbent effective August 1. 2013
for a three year period.