The Bishop Patrick White
Welcome Bishop Patrick and Elizabeth!
In November 2022, we welcome Bishop Patrick White as our interim parish priest.
Elizabeth, my wife and I, returned to Canada from Bermuda at the end of August 2012 to begin our retirement. Since this move might surprise some folk let me say the primary reasons for returning to Toronto are family and the fact that we love it here. And I love the snow.
My mother, who was alive at the time and who also lived in Toronto, died in 2014 at the age of ninety-five. With her passing, Elizabeth and I, who are both only children, became orphans. Or to put that more positively, we are now the Matriarch and Patriarch of our little family. We have two daughters, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. All living in the GTA.
I had served as a priest in the Diocese of Bermuda for nine years before becoming Bishop there in 2009. I served in that capacity for three and a half years, retiring at the end of August just before my seventieth birthday (the “sell by” date for Bishop’s there).
Prior to serving as Bishop of Bermuda, I had also served as a priest in the Diocese of Toronto for a total of twenty-three years (Assistant Curate, St Matthew’s Islington, incumbent at St John’s Oak Ridges, St Paul’s Rexdale, All Saints Whitby, and between stints in Bermuda, as Associate Rector at St John’s Yok Mills).
In 1994 I was awarded the degree, Doctor of Ministry (DMin) conferred co-jointly by the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto. In 2009 I was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Divinity (DD) by Wycliffe College. This is an honor bestowed on all Wycliffe Graduates who become Bishops. (I believe that Trinity College does the same for their graduates). These degrees give me a lot of letters after my name with no increase in pay!
My hobbies include photography, singing, and playing my guitar (not so much these days!). Elizabeth was a hand-bell ringer (not so much these days) and is a Royal Conservatory (Toronto) trained soprano.
You can reach Bishop Patrick at; email@example.com or when calling the church at extension #223.
Director of Music and Organist
Soyoung Shin earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Chung-Ang University and a Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying from Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. In addition, she has earned a Master of Music degree in Church Music, Organ Performance from the University of Alabama in the U.S. While she was attending the University of Alabama, she studied organ with Dr. Faythe Freese and choral conducting with Dr. John Ratledge.
Soyoung is married to Sangkyu Lee and has two sons, Junmin and Junhee. Her husband is an ordained Korean Methodist Pastor and he is working on his doctoral degree in Homiletics at the University of Toronto.
Soyoung can be emailed at; firstname.lastname@example.org. Voicemail messages can be forwarded to her through the church office, at extension #221.
Robin Murray is the St. Mary’s Office Administrator as of October 2022. Robin joins our team with a background in technology project execution. Robin lives in Thornhill with her husband Dale.
For general inquiries you can reach Robin in the office at; email@example.com or when calling the office at extension #221.