Staff

The Rev. Hollis Hiscock

The Rev. Hollis Hiscock

Interim Priest in Charge

My career life has spanned such wonderful experiences as teaching at the high school and university levels; serving as a chaplain at an elementary school; working at a university film and television unit; administering a University Extension Service which offered off campus university courses, business and professional development programs, general interest activities, arts courses, etc.; and editing two diocesan church papers.

Coupled with the above is over 55 years as an ordained minister/priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. I love working in large parishes and have been blessed to minister in four across Canada. Flowers Cove (32 congregations) and Cow Head (17 congregations) Parishes in Northern Newfoundland, travelling 225 and 175 kilometres respectively; St. Thomas’ Parish St. John’s Newfoundland was the largest Anglican parish in Canada with over 1,100 families when I served there, and St. John’s York Mills Toronto, one of the largest parishes in Toronto Diocese.

In retirement, I have served as Interim Minister at St. George’s Guelph, St. John’s Rockwood, St. Luke’s Palermo, Grace Milton, St. Cuthbert’s Oakville and St. John’s Weston Road Toronto. In addition, I have conducted worship in over 25 parishes in Niagara Diocese and beyond. For eight years I served as Editor of the Niagara Anglican paper.

Indeed, I have been richly blessed and my blessings continue with my appointment as Priest-in-Charge of St. Christopher’s.

The Rev. Michael Coren

The Rev. Michael Coren

Pastoral Associate

Michael began his ministry with us as Pastoral Associate in November 2020.

 Originally from London, England, he has also worked as a celebrated Canadian author, television and radio personality, columnist and public speaker, and still writes regularly for The Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Macleans, and many other Canadian and British publications. He is working on a new book, The Rebel Christ, to be published in October 2021. Michael has four children.

 His own website is michaelcoren.com

 Welcome Michael!

 

 

 

Andy Elmhirst

Andy Elmhirst

Director of Music

Andy was born and raised in Campbellford, Ontario where he began studying piano at age 8.  He holds an associate degree in piano performance (ACCM) and was made a fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (FRCCO) in 2017.  As a diverse musician, Andy is well-suited to lead the broad array of musical styles enjoyed by St. Christopher’s and he considers this church his musical and spiritual home.

Andy lives in Hamilton with his wife Pam, and three boys Henry, Simon and Luke.  Apart from music, work and family life, Andy enjoys playing Starcraft and training for triathlons.

Christina Mulder

Christina Mulder

Open Doors Programs & Parnerships

Joy Thomson

Joy Thomson

Parish Administrator

Sandi Smith

Sandi Smith

Ministry Development Coordinator & Facilities Manager

Sam Gamage

Sam Gamage

Custodial Assistant

Gloria Campbell

Gloria Campbell

Clothing Store Supervisor

Jenn Cook-Grigsby

Jenn Cook-Grigsby

Recess Coordinator

Carrie Ford-Jones, Rector’s Warden

Erick Nettel, People’s Warden

Amy Collard, Deputy Rector’s Warden

Al Nicolls, Deputy People’s Warden