Kevin became rector of St. Aidan’s on July 01, 2012. Prior to his move to London, Kevin enjoyed a long tenure as Rector of St. Mark’s by-the-Lake in Tecumseh, Ontario where he served from 1998 till 2012. His first appointment was as the Associate Priest in the Parish of Labrador West, in Labrador City/ Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Kevin is a proud Newfoundlander who looks forward to travelling to his homeland to visit with his large family whom he credits with shaping him into the priest that he is today. Kevin is a proud graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland where he earned a Bachelor in Education, and of Huron University College, where he earned his Master of Divinity. Recently, Kevin completed a Doctorate in Ministry in Parish Revitalization at McCormick Theological Seminaryin Chicago.
His thesis work was focused on Christian witness in the midst of strengthened interfaith relationships. To Kevin, diversity is a gift of God and ought to be celebrated and welcomed in our families, our communities, our country, and our world. To that end, he is comfortable ecumenically and in interfaith environments and welcomes debate and dialogue as a natural part of God’s will for our lives together.
Kevin is so comfortable in ecumenical relationships he even practices it in his marriage. His wife Catherinanne has her Master of Divinity from St. Peter’s Seminary, where Kevin and Catherinanne met. (Kevin loves to tell people that he found his wife in a Roman Catholic Seminary!) Catherinanne is the Director of Campus Ministry at Brescia University College – her alma mater. She also serves as a Reserve Chaplain in the Royal Canadian Navy.
Kevin is excited about the challenges and possibilities that lie ahead at St. Aidan’s. He is thrilled by the strength of ministry for children and youth and expresses gratitude for the strong liturgical tradition at St Aidan’s. He sees the time ahead as a time to seek God’s direction for a revitalized and re-energized community that will be equipped for ministry in this new day and the challenges that it presents.
Ordained in 2013, and the Pastor at Holy Trinity Lucan for the past seven years, Matt has always allowed the Good News of Christ to inform his ministry. With a heart for social justice, Matt seeks to bring the gospel into the world however he can. An active advocate, Matt adds his voice to many political and social issues.
Rev. Matt has a special place in his heart for people struggling with addiction and mental health issues. Eleven years sober, Matt has opened up about his past experience with alcohol addiction and his mental health struggles, in the hopes of helping others in similar situations.
Rev. Matt has served as Chaplain for Camp Wendake, a camp for those living with HIV and AIDs and their loved ones. Matt also served as an On-Call Chaplain for St Joseph's Health Care. Matt is very pastoral in his approach to ministry and brings a world of knowledge and experience with him as well as an understanding of the constant need for acceptance, change, forgiveness and renewal.
After completing a BA at Queen’s University in 1974, I entered and completed my Diploma of Nursing at Ryerson in 1976. I finished my MBA at McMaster in 1982. I have worked in a variety of nursing positions off and on over the years. I have been a member of St. Aidan’s faith community since 2002.
In addition to being our Director of Church Music, David is currently a teacher at HB Beal Secondary School (London, Ontario), and has been conducting choirs and producing concerts in London for more than 15 years.
His high school choirs have received numerous honours and awards, including the Alex Clark Trophy (London Kiwanis Music Festival), Earl Terry Rose Bowl for best choir in the festival, and second in the Ontario Provincial Music Festival.
David received the Governor's Medal for music from the University of Windsor, the provincial IODE scholarship for music, top piano prize and Rose Bowl for Piano in the Windsor Centennial Music Competition. He was also a finalist in the Leslie Bell Choral Conducting.
A native of Windsor Ontario, David Weaver has been a member of the Windsor Classic Chorale, the Ontario Youth Choir, the National Youth Choir of Canada, and the Gerald Fagan Singers. He continues to be active as a conductor, pianist, organist, singer, church musician, summer music camp director, and is a voice student of Igor Saika-Voivod.
David's conducting credits include: Mendelssohn's Elijah, Haydn's Creation, Mozart's Requiem, Faure's Requiem, Rutter's Gloria, Vivaldi's Gloria, Pinkham's Christmas Cantata, Handel's Messiah, plus collaborations with the London Fanshawe Symphonic Chorus.
Some of David's theatre credits include: Les Miserables, The Fantasticks, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Mikado and Yeoman of the Guard.
David's goal is to present and perform great musical works to musicians of all ages. He is gift to St. Aidan's.