Rev. Dr. Peter Armstrong, Rector
Peter Armstrong was born in Ontario in 1963, and grew up in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Following an undergraduate degree from the University of King’s College in Halifax, N.S., in 1985, he worked in England before discerning a call to ordination. Peter graduated with an M.Div. from Wycliffe College, Toronto, before being ordained in September 1989. After assisting in an Anglican parish in Liverpool, N.S., he went on to serve in the rural parish of New Germany, N.S. [1990-1997], St. Matthias’, Halifax, N.S. [1997-2006], and in a team ministry in northern Nova Scotia [A.C.P.C., 2006-2015], before accepting a call to serve currently as rector of St. Brice’s, North Bay, beginning in March 2015. Peter earned a Doctorate of Ministry on the topic of “team ministry” in May 2015, from the Toronto School of Theology. Peter and his wife, Nancy, have two adult daughters.
Peter likes the characterization of his theology as “generous orthodoxy.” While self-identifying generally within the evangelical tradition of Anglican Christianity, he is firmly committed to ecumenism and working within the wider Church. Hobbies include reading, canoeing, and working on the family summer home in Nova Scotia.
Rev. John Stennett, Honourary Assistant
Born in London, ON, Rev. John served 13½ years in the Canadian Forces, during which he led a large young adult group at the Base chapel while stationed in Ottawa. After studying at Emmanuel & St. Chad, Saskatoon, he served parishes in the dioceses of Moosonee and Ruperts Land for 29 years. He is no stranger to the North, with family in Kirkland Lake, and living in and ministering to parishes from Hornepayne to Waswanipi and Matheson to Waskaganish. Although retired, he presently serves as Honourary Assistant at St. Brice’s, North Bay, filling in at nearby Anglican churches as needed, and also works with young people as Civilian Instructor with the local Air Cadet Squadron. He is husband of Mary Lee, father of four, and grandfather of nine.
Rev. Marie Loewen, Honourary Assistant
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Per Furst, Rector’s Warden
Per and his wife Ramona have been members of St. Brice’s since the mid 1990’s. Per has previously served on the Advisory Board, Finance Committee and Concurrence Committee, and has been active in the Cursillo movement for many years. He is currently a member of the Refugee Resettlement Committee and Finance Committee, and helps with the Teen Lunch Program. Ramona & Per have lived in North Bay since 1985 and have two daughters & two grandchildren.
Rose Savage first came to St. Brice’s by invitation of her mother-in-law on “Back to Church Sunday” in 2012. Then Rose got involved with the Anglican Church Women, the yard sale and the altar guild. She found these groups were very welcoming, and that made her feel part of the Church family. Rose is an active participant in the take-home meals program. Having served as the Deputy, Rose was elected People’s Warden in February 2017.
Deputy Rector’s Warden
Sandie has been a member of St Brice's Church family since 1965 when she came from Sudbury to Teachers' College in North Bay. She and her late husband Clancy attended church regularly with their three, now adult children, Andrea, Natalie and Darren. Sandie has previously served on the advisory board and altar guild. Presently, she is a frequent reader, greeter and sides person. She also helps with coffee hour, teen lunch and social functions at the church.
Deputy People’s Warden
Felix has the heart of a servant in that he loves to help people and has the freedom for volunteering and helping those who are struggling.
His primary wish is to obey God in His Word and introduce others to know Jesus Christ.
Felix attends Bible Study regularly and he plays guitar and leads worship songs.
Felix was elected as Deputy People’s Warden in February 2017.
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