|Rector (Senior Pastor)||The Reverend Michael Williamson|
|Associate Pastor||The Reverend Lori Calkins|
|Youth/Young Adult Pastor||Amy Croy|
|Office Assistant||Rubi De Chavez|
Rector (Senior Pastor):
The Reverend P. Michael Williamson
Michael, in his role as the Rector or Senior Minister / Pastor of our church, leads and guides the Ministry of the church through a consensus based leadership as we seek the guidance and direction of Jesus through the Holy Spirit. He guides and directs all staff in their various ministry roles. Chairing the Corporation, he oversees, with the wardens and administrator/treasurer, the day to day running of the church. Michael is a member of Vestry, which is chaired by the current People’s warden, and that guides the Ministries of the church. His formal education includes a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) and a general BA, before which he spent 7 years working in industry at various jobs while still living in the UK. He has called Canada home since 1982.
In his role as Rector Michael loves to see people find their spiritual gifts and put them into practice. His greatest desire is to hear from God and implement His agenda. Michael spends much of his time leading, coordinating and encouraging leaders in the various ministries that he has responsibility to oversee. Encouraging the church in the work of Jesus, whether it is local, national or international mission gives him great satisfaction. He has a heart to mentor young clergy and see the leaders of the church encouraged to further the Kingdom of God. In this capacity Michael is a Regional Dean in the Diocese.
Michael is married to Janet and together they have one son and one cat. The family enjoys hiking in the mountains at anytime of the year as that brings spiritual and physical renewal. He enjoys sailing, hiking, snowboarding (which he started at 45 years old) walking, photography and reading.
His God given desire is to entrust ministry to others who will exercise that ministry faithfully while being guided by the Holy Spirit.
The Reverend Lori Calkins
Lori joined the staff at St. Paul's in June 2011. She oversees a number of ministry areas within the parish, including children's ministry and Alpha She is passionate about helping others recognize the work of Christ in their lives and draw closer to him. Having experienced the transformational power of Jesus first-hand, she is always looking for ways to help others experience the healing and wholeness he offers. She also loves to teach from the scriptures.
Lori’s formal education includes a Master of Divinity, which she completed while doing part-time ministry to children and families, and a BA in English Literature. For several years prior to undertaking formal theological studies, Lori worked as a doula, providing support to expectant mothers and their families.
Lori grew up in Greater Vancouver, lived on Vancouver Island for 10 years after high school and probably has salt water in her veins. She moved to landlocked Alberta in 1998. She has two children and a white poodle. They really enjoy spending time outdoors as a family, and go to the mountains as often as possible. Lori loves to cook (especially for company), to read, to write, to garden, to run, to travel, and anything to do with theatre.
After many years as a volunteer youth leader at Holy Trinity in Rocky Mountain House, Amy Croy became the Youth / Young Adult Pastor at St. Paul’s in 2002. She leads an amazing team of leaders, who together care for parishioners between the ages of 11 and 30ish. Helping youth and young adults get to know Jesus, discover their spiritual gifts and become the people God created them to be is Amy’s greatest passion. Mission is also pretty high on her list. She loves getting students out of their comfort zones so that they can totally rely on God. She takes special joy in seeing her students surpass her in leadership. Praying and hiking in the mountains are some of Amy’s favourite activities and she is also pretty fond of speaking up for the voiceless. To equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church the body of Christ is Amy’s personal guiding scripture and she is so thankful that God has allowed her the great privilege of being involved in His kingdom work.