Clergy

Rector: The Venerable Paul Charbonneau

Pastor Paul and his wife, Joanne, encountered God through the Jesus People movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and in 1981 he enrolled at the Diocesan College of McGill University (Montreal, Quebec), where he was taught by N. T. Wright. He pastored in Two Mountains, Quebec, before becoming the rector of St. Hilda’s in 1994. He is also the executive archdeacon of the Anglican Network in Canada. An accomplished visual artist, Pastor Paul loves exploring how the use of artistic gifts can glorify God and build up the church.

 


Curate: The Reverend David Doherty

Pastor Dave holds degrees from Emmanuel Bible College (Kitchener, Ontario) and McMaster Divinity College (Hamilton, Ontario). He began serving as a pastor of St. Hilda’s in January 2021 and was ordained as a transitional deacon later in the year. In addition to his ministry at St. Hilda’s, Dave works as a copyeditor and proofreader and teaches at Emmanuel Bible College. In his spare time he enjoys playing music, reading classic novels, and exploring Ontario with his wife, Michelle.

 


Honorary Associate: The Reverend Dr. Greg McVeigh

Pastor Greg began his studies in experimental psychology in 1968, at the age of eighteen, at the University of Toronto (Honours B.Sc.). In 1972, he was accepted into the graduate program in clinical psychology at York University (Toronto; M.A., Ph.D.). Greg worked in the field of mental health in Canada and the United States until the spring of 1986, when he finally surrendered to God’s call to ordained ministry. Greg’s call was quickly affirmed, and in the fall of 1986 he began studies in the M.Div. program at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (Ambridge, Pennsylvania), which were completed in 1989. In 1982, while living in Houston, Texas, Greg had returned to his earlier faith in Jesus as his Saviour and Lord after more than a decade of searching for truth in religions and philosophies other than Christianity. In 1989, Greg was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada and pastored in parishes in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. Since 2009, he has served in Anglican Network in Canada parishes and has been honorary associate at St Hilda’s since 2011.

Greg and his wife, Jen, have ministered as equal partners throughout these many years and in May 2021 celebrated fifty years of marriage, for which they give thanks to God for His sustaining grace and blessing. Jen and Greg also welcomed their second granddaughter into the church of Christ through baptism in December 2021. Greg has interests in many areas and likes to acquire knowledge and understanding for its own sake as well as for dealing with the practicalities of life. The former comes in particularly handy in competing on Jeopardy! from the comfort of his recliner chair. Greg continues to enjoy mentoring younger clergy and struggles to fulfil God’s call to record in writing his and Jen’s journey of faith.