MEET OUR TEAM
The Rev. Marguerite Rea
Yvette joined St. Aidan’s in 2017. Since the beginning of the professional life, she enjoys advancing in a few fields simultaneously. Yvette holds Bachelor's in Church Music, Master's in Organ Performance, Bachelor's in Education and English Literature, and Master’s in Information Science. She has worked as a performer, accompanist, piano teacher, ESL instructor and information specialist. Yvette has played more than 100 organ recitals in Europe and Canada.
Gemma took on the role of the children and youth minister in the spring of 2017, but has been a member of the St. Aidan's community her whole life. She works as an elementary school teacher by day, and loves singing and playing guitar with the children in Sunday school. She also coaches and participates in competitive cheerleading in her free time.
Lucy is originally from Britain. She studied for ministry in England and worked as a deaconess for three years, before emigrating to Canada in 1984 in order to be ordained a priest. She served in parishes in Montreal and Kapuskasing from 1984 to 1990, then spent 17 years as an ecumenical chaplain at the University of Guelph. In 2008 she moved to Victoria BC to return to parish ministry, and in 2011 was appointed to St Aidan's in the Beach. She and her husband David Howells (also an Anglican priest) have three adult children, and love walking their two dogs on the beach rain, snow or shine.
The Rev. Lucy Reid
The Rev. Jeff Nowers
Jeff arrived at St. Aidan’s in 2018 from the Anglican parish of Christ Church, Brampton. Before that he was part of the pastoral team of St. James Cathedral, working with younger adults; he also taught in the Faculty of Divinity of Trinity College. He never turns away from a conversation about Spinoza or Hegel. But his real passions are his long-beloved Golden State Warriors and basketball in general; classic funk, soul and underground hip hop; sustainable barbecue; used book stores; and Franciscan simplicity. He is married to the Rev. Alison Hari-Singh, and they have one young daughter.
The Rev. Michael Van Dusen
At the vestry of 2017 the parish voted to support a deacon and voted to have Michael fill that role. He sees the vote as a commission to fulfill the values of the parish, particularly when it comes to supporting those on the economic and social margins of society, something he has done for years prior to his ordination. Michael has a Masters in Theological Studies from Wycliffe College, and a Masters degree in Ministry and Spirituality from Regis College. Bishop Kevin Robertson ordained him on May 6th 2017 in a joyful ceremony. Michael is married with four children, four grandchildren and a granddog.