|Rector (Senior Pastor)||The Reverend Michael Williamson|
|Associate Pastor||The Reverend Lori Calkins|
|Children's Ministry Coordinator||Now Hiring|
|Youth Ministry Coordinator||Now Hiring|
|Office Administrator||Amy-Renee Pawlik|
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 2011. She oversees a number of ministries in the church and is exploring the interesection between the arts, community and faith.
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 with a focus on theatre. 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 and lived on Vancouver Island for 10 years before moving to landlocked Alberta where she lives with two spectacularly amazing teenage children. But as a Metis woman she has deep roots in prairie land and a deep desire to engage in the process of reconcilation between indigenous and non-indigenous people in this country.