The Rev. Patrick Stephens - Incumbent
Patrick grew up in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. After graduating from Algonquin College and becoming a Registered Practical Nurse, he volunteered for a year with the Mennonite Central Committee as a Serving and Learning Together (SALT) participant in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Upon his return to Canada, Patrick began working as a palliative home-care nurse, while also discerning a call to ordained ministry.
He attended seminary at St. Paul University (B.Th) and Vancouver School of Theology (M.Div.). He was ordained in 2012. Since then, he has served parishes in the City of Ottawa and along the St. Lawrence Seaway. Patrick was appointed incumbent of St. Barnabas in 2020.
In addition to parish responsibilities, Patrick serves the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa as the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) diocesan representative, and as a board member for the Friends of the Diocesan Archives group.
In his spare time, he enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, and generally spending time outdoors with his family.
Rev. Patrick can be reached directly at:
phone: 613-870-1440 (cell)
Note: Rev. Patrick will be on vacation July 1-31, 2021. For emergency pastoral care during this time, please call 613-687-9123 to speak with The Rev. Gillian Hoyer or The Rev. Matthew Brown.
Hilary has served as Parish Administrator at St. Barnabas for over four years. She is a Northern Irish native who has happily resettled in Canada. She visited St. Barnabas about 20 years ago and felt so at home she stayed. This parish has been like a family to her so she does not miss her homeland very much. She enjoys working in the office which is like a parish hub; answering questions and helping wherever she can.
Richard retired in 2015 from a 35 year career with AECL as a Mechanical Design Technologist. When the Secton position became available about six months later, he thought it sounded like a good idea. It had a lot of things going for it: low stress, physically active, right amount of hours, financial support for his recreational activities, and of course service to the parish that is appreciated by so many.