Dr. Chris Teeuwsen
Organist and Director of Music
Licensed Lay Worker
Director of Children & Youth Ministry
The Reverend Olive Shepherd
The Reverend Dr. Renée Desjardins
The Venerable Jim
Priest and Interim Rector
The Right Rev'd Michael Bird
Bishop of Niagara
The Reverend Dr Renée Desjardins
B.A.(Hons), M.A., Ph.D, M.Div.
The Reverend Dr. Renée Desjardins came
to St. John’s as priest associate in September of 2013.
was raised in Vancouver, B.C. and came to Ontario to study at Queen’s
University in Kingston.
She returned to UBC and earned her M.A. and Ph.D.
in speech and language development in children.
Now a proud graduate of Wycliffe College in Toronto, she completed her
M.Div. in 2006. Renée was ordained Deacon and Priest in the Diocese
of Niagara and has served at Grace Church in Milton, and at the Churches
of St. James the Apostle as well as The Church of St. David and St. Patrick
in Guelph. Renée is a proud mom of two grown children: Graham and
Madeleine. When she isn’t working, Renée enjoys creative
activities including reading, sewing and gardening. Her greatest joy is
nurturing relationships in family and friends.
John's Anglican Church
272 Wilson Street East (at Halson)
Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. L9G 2B9