Our Leadership Team
The Venerable Ralph Leavitt, Priest - in - Charge
Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Gibb
Office hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons: 12 - 3pm, Wednesdays, 9:30am - 3:30pm, tel: 514-631-3601 email: email@example.com Summer office hours, (July and August), are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 12 - 3pm
Rafael De Castro, Music Director
Rafael's bio can be found on the Music page under Faith and Worship
Treasurer: Trevor Smith
Trevor and Carol Smith joined the Parish of St. Andrew & St. Mark in 1976. In the earlier years, Trevor served on the building committee and prepared the schedule of readers, intercessors and lay assistants. He later served as a sidesperson, lay assistant and collection counter. It was in 2005, when Trevor retired as athletic director at Lower Canada College and Carol from the Pointe Claire Library, that their involvement at 865 Lakeshore Drive increased. Trevor has served as a warden, a reader, lay assistant, coordinator of counters, and became parish treasurer when Linda Smith retired. He has coordinated the semi-annual garage sales and done his best to find solutions when building problems occur. Major projects included the basement floor and the replacement of the sewage pipes.
Wardens: Nancy Longworth Hamilton, Helen Haslam
Nancy Longworth Hamilton grew up in Church of the Resurrection and after leaving for a few years rejoined COTR with her husband 32 years ago. She was the Parish Administrator at COTR for nine years before leaving to pursue full-time employment. Although Nancy has been a long-time member of COTR she was baptized at St. Mark’s. Over the years she has been active at the diocesan level but is now prioritizing our new parish of PRAM. She looks forward to seeing what we will become as we grow and develop as a new congregation.
Helen Haslam has been a member of Saint Andrew and St Mark's for about 15 years, coming from St James the Apostle. She is a life-long chorister (and opera buff) and has a professional background in project management and corporate planning. She was instrumental in setting up Living Stones, and then the Quebec Religious Heritage Foundation, and has held a number of Diocesan and Parish positions. She now lives in Hudson, and tries to find time to garden and quilt.
Deputy Wardens: Laura Hill, George Sklivas
Laura Hill her husband joined the Church of the Resurrection 32 years ago. “The warm welcome
and friendships with other young families encouraged me to stay.” She enjoyed working on theme
dinners, Christmas bazaars and many administrative tasks. Laura also enjoys singing in the choir. She even took “a leap of faith” and tried liturgical dance, and found it a moving experience.
George Sklivas is a lifelong Anglican who has served as a People’s Warden and on
committees elsewhere in the Diocese. He joined the Parish of St Andrew and St Mark in 1987.
George counts the Sunday collection, and has sung in the choir. He recently served on the parish search
committee. He is a financial advisor. A widower who recently remarried, George shares six
children, 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Lay Readers: Simon Hartropp, Bob McLachlan, Yvonne Wakeland, Mark Weatherly
Yvonne Wakeland immigrated to Canada from Jamaica in 1957. After graduating from the Royal Victoria Hospital, she worked as an occupational health nurse and owner of a health care agency until 2000. Over the years, She has been a Warden, Bazaar convener, chalice administrator, Synod delegate, Facilitator of Disciples of Christ in Community (DOCC) programs and led Bible Study in Montreal, Sutton and Ottawa. She also served on the Lay Education committee for the Diocese of Montreal and the Corporation of the Diocesan Theological College. In 2003 she was commissioned as a Lay Reader, and graduated in the Education for Ministry (EFM) program in 2008. She also loves to sing and play tennis and golf. Throughout her life she has participated in various fundraising activities for local churches and the Diocese and she is happy to continue serving in the mission and the ministry of the church. We certainly are happy to have her on the team!
Meditatio Leader: Stacey Neale