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The Reverend Matthew McMillan

Parish Priest

In September of 2017 St. Mary’s welcomed The Reverend Matthew McMillan as our new parish priest.  Fr. Matthew joined us after serving 8 1/2 years as the Rector of Churchill and Cookstown, a two point parish in the Town of Innisfil.  Our new priest joins us after having studied Political Science at Huron College, Agricultural Business at the University of Guelph and having had a career with the Government of the Province of Ontario.  In 2006 Fr. Matthew graduated from the University of Toronto’s, Trinity College with his Master’s of Divinity.  After completing his seminary studies he served jointly as Lay Pastoral Associate at All Saints, Peterborough and Youth Minister at St. Peter’s, Cobourg.  In May of 2007 he was ordained and served his curacy at St. Timothy’s, Agincourt in Scarborough.

Fr. Matthew and his wife Pam have 4 children: Riley, Keely, Molly and Dougal.  You’ll usually find Fr. Matthew on the go between parish and family activities.  In his spare time he can be found enjoying the outdoors, tidying up after one of the kids or visiting with family and friends.  Fr. Matthew’s dedicated office hours are Tuesday – Thursday mornings from 9 am till noon, and other times by appointment.

You can reach Fr. Matthew at; fr.matthew@saintmarysanglican.ca or when calling the church at extension #223.

Soyoung Shin

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; soyoung.shin@saintmarysanglican.ca.  Voicemail messages can be forwarded to her through the church office, at extension #221.

Amanda Ball

Director of ‘Next Gen’ Ministries

Amanda & her husband, Michael, joined the St. Mary’s family in January of 2020.  Amanda is very passionate about pointing the next generation to Jesus & helping them find an authentic faith & hope in their lives. Her portfolio of work includes organizing, managing, and developing our regular youth, children, and family-related activities at St. Mary’s.

Amanda is a Tyndale University graduate with a B.A. in Biblical Studies & Theology. In May 2020, she graduated with a M.Th. (Hons.) from Queen’s College. She is currently working toward an MAT specializing in Theology at Acadia Divinity College.

Both Amanda & Michael were born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. They & their three cats, Moe, Phil, and Timmy are excited to now call the GTA home while Amanda serves young families at St. Mary’s & Michael studies Music Performance (Guitar) at Tyndale University.

You can reach Amanda at; amanda@saintmarysanglican.ca or when calling the church at extension #226.

Betty Lehming

Office Administrator

Betty Lehming has been Office Administrator at St. Mary’s since July 2015. She has many years’ experience in church administration, including service at a local Mennonite congregation. Prior to that she worked in a number of other administrative positions, having trained as a legal secretary. Betty’s outside interests include music and the arts. She and her family live in Stouffville.

For general inquiries you can reach Betty in the office at;  office@saintmarysanglican.ca or when calling the office at extension #221.

Aydin Apaydin

St. Mary’s Sexton and Caretaker
St. Mary’s would like to welcome Aydin and his wife Ayse to our parish as our new Sextons and Caretakers.  Aydin looks forward to meeting the St. Mary’s community while he works to keep our spaces at St. Mary’s ready for all our activities and ministries.  If you notice any cleaning needs or your parish group requires any assistance for upcoming events, please contact the office and Aydin and Ayse will be happy to help ensure everything is ready for your event or program.

Ayse Apaydin

St. Mary’s Sexton and Caretaker
St. Mary’s would like to welcome Ayse and her husband Aydin to our parish as our new Sextons and Caretakers.  Ayse looks forward to meeting the St. Mary’s community while she works to keep our spaces at St. Mary’s ready for all our activities and ministries.  If you notice any cleaning needs or your parish group requires any assistance for upcoming events, please contact the office and Ayse and Aydin will be happy to help ensure everything is ready for your event or program.

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