Paul Lang

Paul_Lang.pngPaul Lang is a life-long Catholic who began to own his faith when he came into contact with Catholic Christian Outreach in college. With a new love for God and his love and skill for music his life took a new direction. A recent grad from the Center for Arts and Technology in Audio engineering, he now leads our continued transformation and growth of amazing music at Saint Benedict Parish. Come be inspired by his story and love for the church, music and the next generation.

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Fr. Simon Lobo

Fr._Simon_Lobo_Web.pngOrdained in 2009 for the Companions of the Cross (www.companionscross.org), Fr. Simon Lobo, CC, spent the first two years of ministry as an Associate Pastor in Ottawa.  In 2011 he was assigned as the chaplain at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Over the next three years he was blessed to witness dozens and dozens of young adults come to encounter the person of Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit.  In July of 2015, a new partnership was formed between Divine Renovation (Saint Benedict) and the CCs.  Fr. Simon is in the process of being personally mentored by Fr. James Mallon and the parish staff so that the DR fruits may continue to multiply.

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Jen Ferrier

Jen_Ferrier.pngJen Ferrier has had a deeper conversion to Christ and active involvement in the local parish through Alpha. She now holds the role of Coordinator of Evangelization at Saint Benedict Parish and under her leadership Saint Benedict now runs 9 sessions of Alpha each year and send out missionaries both locally and abroad to equip churches to begin running an Alpha culture. Jennifer has her hands on the pulse of what it takes to run Alpha well and is responsible to identify, call forward, equip and support leaders who can run Alpha and grow our church with their giftedness.

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Ron Huntley

Ron_Huntley.pngRon has a heart for parish renewal models that are sustainable, scalable and transferable. Ron believes that a healthy culture and skilled leadership are critical factors that we must be intentional about. Ron has implemented Alpha in 3 parishes in two dioceses under three different pastors and has coached numerous churches of all sizes and shapes. Ron is on the senior leadership team at Saint Benedict Parish and is the Director of Making People Awesome (Pastoral Ministries). Ron also works with Alpha Canada and the JPII Media. Ron’s professional background is in business. He has a love of sports and is a life long Catholic who stays up at night thinking of ways to make church matter for the 90% of Catholics who do not attend mass and the non-believers who are yet to discover Jesus.

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Darlene Bonang

Darlene_Bonang.pngDarlene Bonang, Saint Benedict Parish office manager, is married and mother of two grown children. She enjoys the busy front office of Saint Benedict Parish and

the opportunity to serve so many on a daily basis. The best part about the parish is that it is so alive - which helps to inspire her on her daily commute in from Head of Chezzetcook (at least 45 minutes one way on a good day).

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Joanne Thibeau

Joanne_Thibeau.pngJoanne Thibeau is the Finance Manager at Saint Benedict Parish.  She started working with the parish at the time the original three parishes amalgamated and has been with us through the construction process and has witnessed the growth of the parish over the last several years.  She is basically the "go to" person for anything that has to do with money in the parish.  She is the mother of two teenage daughters, both of whom play goalie for their respective hockey teams, so a lot of her spare time is spent in hockey rinks! 

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Eileen Moore

Eileen.pngEileen Moore CMA is presently Chair of Saint Benedict pastoral council. As a professional facilitator and strategic planner with 31 years experience Eileen is familiar with leadership, planning and change management models. In the past year she successfully completed the Camino de Santiago.

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Rob MacDowell, Director of Parish Life

Rob_MacDowell.pngRob’s unique perspective, easy-going nature and wealth of knowledge mean he is called upon when it comes to planning homily-series’, leadership events, small-group strategies, communications tactics and beyond. In a pinch, he can fix the valve on the flux capacitor too.

Married to Julie, father to three young boys, Rob has been on staff at Saint Benedict Parish since August, 2014, and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Rob spends large chunks of his time thinking through how the parish vision can become a reality in the day to day operation of Saint Benedict Parish. Having pastored Wesleyan churches of various sizes in rural, suburban and urban settings, Rob is familiar with developing the resources to action the strategy to fulfill the vision.

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