St. John's - Biographies
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Dr. Chris Teeuwsen
Organist and Director of Music


Donna Ellis
Licensed Lay Worker
Director of Children & Youth Ministry


The Reverend Mary Ryback

Honorary Assistant


The Reverend Olive Shepherd

Honorary Assistant


The Reverend Canon Joseph Asselin
Priest and Rector


The Right Rev'd Michael Bird
11th Bishop of Niagara

The Right Reverend Michael A. Bird
11th Bishop of Niagara


The Right Reverend Michael A. Bird is the eleventh Bishop of Niagara, having been consecrated bishop on September 30th 2007 and becoming Diocesan Bishop on March 1st 2008.
Bishop Bird is the primary missioner and lead pastor for the diocese. In accepting his new ministry Bishop Bird invited the entire diocese into a process of discernment which helped to formulate Our Vision for Ministry. He has been steadfast and clear in his desire to implement this Vision and to lead our diocese in a missional, vision-shaped future in which we follow Christ passionately as partners with God and others promoting God’s mission in the world. He works diligently with clergy, lay leaders and members of the church, inviting us all to live out, more and more fully, Our Vision for Ministry.
In light of our diocesan vision, Bishop Bird has restructured the offices of the diocesan church and that restructuring is reflected in the new roles and ministries exercised by the staff that you will find on Niagara's Diocesan wesbiste.


St. John's Anglican Church
272 Wilson Street East (at Halson)
Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. L9G 2B9
905-648-2353