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Our Church Leaders

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At its root, we lead to draw people more deeply into the presence of Christ
It's in that presence that our hearts are transformed.

Good Shepherd Barrhaven is more than an institution. It’s a group of people working together to become all God made them to be. Every person in the church matters, and everyone has a place. Yet some of the church’s members are called to the special role of leadership. Good Shepherd Barrhaven’s church leaders help keep us on the right path.

While many serve as leaders behind the scenes at Good Shepherd, this page helps you find out more about those who serve up front on Sundays. Read below to find out more about those who lead our children & youth ministry and our music ministry. Also you can learn a bit about our parish priest, Fr. Stephen. He has served here since 2014 but was ordained in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa as a priest in 2002.

Some of Our Church Leaders Singing

Our Priest

Rev. Stephen Silverthorne

Father Stephen has been a parish priest since 2002, and priest in charge here since 2014. Before...

Our Youth Leadership Team

Allison Brooks

Allison has had the honour and privilege of working with children and youth in several Anglican...

Grace Webster

As a teacher Grace has seen a variety of children throughout her career. She currently works...

Wendy Firth

Wendy is the proud mom of two boys aged 11 and 13. She loves being a part of their life, so...

Jerusha Lewis

Jerusha has been involved at Good Shepherd since 2003, and currently serves as a leader in youth...

Our Children's Ministry Team

Eleanor Norman

Eleanor has been connected with children in the church since 2003 as the organizer of volunteers...

Tricia Scott

Tricia is a mom of two teenagers aged 14 and 16. As a teacher it seemed natural to get involved...

Debbie Kealty

Debbie is a mother of two grown children, and has been a member of our parish for decades. She...

Milo Cruikshank

Milo has been teaching Sunday School at our church since 2002. She finds it a joy and a pleasure...

Our Music Ministry Team

Tabea Silverthorne

Together with Guylaine Chartier, Tabea is the Co-Director of the Music Ministry at Good...

Guylaine Chartier

Guylaine co-directs Good Shepherd's music ministry with Tabea. Guylaine's musical journey...

Caroline Peska

Caroline is Good Shepherd's musical accompanist. She has been playing the piano for most of her...