The Rev’d Ian M. LaFleur, a graduate of Trinity College, is the son of The Rev’d Vernon and Mrs. Stella LaFleur, husband to Lorraine, father to Candice (Leonard), Dion, Alayna and Alex and, Grandpa or Baha to Nathan and Nila.
A teacher in early life, he has been an entrepreneur and business leader with experience in hospitality, telecommunications and pharmaceutical marketing.
Baptized Anglican, Ian served as an Altar Boy (All Saints, New Amsterdam, Guyana); a licensed Lay Reader (Parish of Coldwater Medonte); a Chorister and Warden (Parish of St Matthew’s, Islington); NCD team member and Chorister (Parish of St James the Apostle, Sharon).As a Seminarian, he interned at the Philip Aziz Centre; St Matthew’s, Islington; St Paul’s, Bloor St; Toronto Urban Native Ministry; St Matthias, Coldwater; All Saints, Sherbourne St Community Centre; and St James the Apostle, Sharon.
As Deacon, he served at Holy Trinity, Thornhill and, Assistant Curate, at St Andrew’s Scarborough.
He is an avid gardener under Lorraine’s direction, interested in Christian mysticism, dabbles in photography, loves music, and is passionate about Jesus and children.
The Reverend Ian LaFleur began his ministry with St. Cuthbert’s on October 1, 2015.
Before beginning her Assistant Curacy at St. Cuthbert’s Leaside, Sherri worked as a chaplain for the past ten years, in correctional, hospital, and long-term care settings, and it was in the context of her chaplaincy work that she received her call to ordained ministry.
She received her Master of Divinity from the University of St. Michael’s College, and more recently has completed placements at the Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields and St. Timothy’s Agincourt. Sherri was baptized and confirmed as an adult at the Church of the Redeemer. Her passion for mission found its start in her earlier volunteer work with the Salvation Army, where she contributed to various ministries of a diverse urban church in the neighbourhood of Regent Park.
She is passionate about the good news of Jesus Christ, and sharing the joys and trials of life and faith together in community. She enjoys being an Auntie to her nephews and niece, and has a great love for writing poetry, hiking, kayaking, and retreating to the rocks and pines of Georgian Bay.
Gary Forbes holds a Bachelors of Music from Brock University and an A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music, having studied Piano with Dr. Karin DiBella, Dr. Christopher Foley, and Mr. Peter Longworth, and Pipe Organ with Prof. Lesley Kingham. Gary is presently pursuing a Masters of Music in Collaborative Piano under the direction of Prof. Stephen Philcox at the University of Toronto.
Gary works as a private piano teacher in Toronto and Oakville. Most recently he served as Staff Accompaty, accompanying the choral music program on the piano and organ, while actively working as a freelance collaborative pianist at Brock and McMaster Universities, and throughout Southern Ontario. Gary previounist at Brock Universsly worked as Music Director for a number of amateur and professional theatre companies in the Niagara Region, and performed as an accompanist with The Niagara Men’s Chorus, Choralis Camerata, The Niagara Children’s Chorus, The Shaw Festival Theatre, and Niagara Symphony.
Gary joined St. Cuthbert’s as our Music Director in August, 2015.