Ministry Staff and Contacts

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THE REV. CANON SUE-ANN WARD

RECTOR

Each day Rev. Sue-Ann is inspired by the generosity of heart and the deep faithfulness of the people alongside whom she serves.  She believes that since the only thing we take with us from this life is our souls, we should make sure that we nourish them by seeking to draw ever closer to the divine.   Sue-Ann strives to follow the teachings of Jesus, loving God and neighbour, creating compassionate and courageous community, reducing poverty of every kind, and demonstrating gratitude for all that is good.

 

Sue-Ann is partner to Jeff, mother to four wonderful Wardlettes, and nana to nine amazing grandchildren who will change the world with their love and laughter. 
Rev. Sue-Ann can be reached at rector@graceanglicanwaterdown.org or 905-689-6715 x 81

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REV. DEACON PAUL BATES

PERPETUAL DEACON

The Rev. Deacon Paul K. Bates is our Perpetual Deacon at Grace Anglican Church in Waterdown.

 

He is married to Sally, and is also an Assistant Professor at McMaster Divinity College. He leads the Compassion and Care Team at Grace and also leads the Men of Grace men’s group. He is also a member of the Grace Cemetery board.  Paul can be reached at batesp@mcmaster.ca , or if urgent through his mobile phone at 416-726-5956.

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JOE NOTARIANNI

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Joe was raised in Waterdown and has been a member of Grace Church since 1973. Joe has been organist since 1979 and a computer programmer by day.

 

He and his  wife Dianna are constantly inspired by  their six children, two of whom are regular members of the church band.

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LORI DISTEL

CHOIR DIRECTOR

Lori is Co-Founder and Artistic Director for Penny and Pound Theatre Productions.  She creates vocal and instrumental arrangements and selects and directs both performers and musicians. As well, Lori composes and writes lyrics for original pieces.  Recently, Lori wrote, composed, directed, and produced and original musical, A Nightingale Sang.  Lori has worked professionally as a singer in various jazz bands and has always sung in church choirs.  She is mother to two talented daughters.

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CINDY ALLEN

PARISH ADMINISTATOR

Cindy is married with 3 grown sons and 3 granddaughters. A lifelong resident of Waterdown, she has been an active volunteer in the community with the Rotary Club of Waterdown, Flamborough Heritage Society and Grace Anglican Church. Recently retired from RBC after over 40 years, she is happily semi-retired as the office administrator for Grace. Cindy can be reached at 905-689-6715, ext. 80 or office@graceanglicanwaterdown.org.

Office hours Tuesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.

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KAYLA STINSON

Outreach Coordinator

IKayla grew up in Waterdown and has lived in the area for most of her life. Kayla is currently a Social Service Worker student at Humber College, and you may have seen her around  the church the last few months as she recently completed a student placement at Grace. She loves cats and amis always happy to share pictures of her kitties with anyone who asks. Kayla may be reached at (289) 439-4804. outreach@graceanglicanwaterdown.org 

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PAULENE JODRY

PARISH ADMINISTATOR

Paulene joins Grace with a successful and varied background in business having owned a company that provided training and development.  Her early teaching career included Mary Hopkins school in Waterdown and Sheridan College in Oakville teaching marketing to Adult Education students. Paulene's experience in volunteerism is extensive including founding the “Out - 4- Lunch” Program in 2013 which involved volunteers from 3 other neighbouring churches. Recognition for her work in church and community has included the Order of Niagara, a great honour indeed!

Paulene lives in Waterdown with the company of Chelsea Buns, her calico cat. She I looks forward to meeting you. Paulene may be reached  at community@graceanglicanwaterdown.org