The Reverend Jonathan R Turtle
Fr Turtle began work in the parish on August 1, 2017. He was ordained a deacon in May 2015 at The Cathedral Church of St James in Toronto and a priest in February 2016 at the Church of St Mary and St Martha in Toronto. Prior to this Fr Turtle attended seminary at Wycliffe College where he continues to serve as the President of the Alumni Executive Committee. Fr Turtle is married to Christina and together they are parents to Charlotte, Grace, Joseph, and Samuel. Outside of his priestly duties Fr Turtle’s interests include reading, being outdoors with his family, cooking, and strength-training.
The Reverend Deacon Thomas Lapp
Tom was ordained a deacon at St. John’s, Craighurst on December 3, 2017. In addition to his liturgical duties as a deacon in the parish he helps to bridge the gap between the church and the community by providing monthly worship services at three different retirement homes and visiting with parishioners and their family members who find themselves sick or otherwise shut-in. Investigating a call to vocational ministry he enrolled in the Master of Divinity programme at Knox College but later moved to Wycliffe College to complete a Diploma in Christian Studies, a Certificate in Anglican Studies and finally a Master of Theological Studies. He is very interested in the early history of the Church of England and its liturgy. From time to time Tom is asked to lead worship beyond the Anglican church an opportunity which he welcomes for the sake of the Gospel. Outside of the church he has worked at Chapters as a permanent part-time employee for almost 9 years. He and his wife Beth share a love of reading (specifically murder mysteries set in England), cooking and travel.