Pastor/Incumbent – The Rev’d Canon Ed Swayze

Canon Ed Swayze is the Pastor at St. Stephen’s, working 2¼ days a week and is the Mission to Seafarers Chaplain, working 2½ days a week. When he works is flexible because, with his work with the seafarers, it depends on when ships need to be visited. He is at St. Stephen’s most Sundays.

He came to St. Stephen’s in April 1994. Previously he was the Pastor at Trinity Church Marathon and All Saints White River from 1989 to 1994 and Assistant at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Sault Ste. Marie from 1987 to 1989. Ed has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Lakehead University (1983) and a Masters of Divinity from Huron College of the University of Western Ontario (1987).

He served as a Canadian Forces Chaplain at HMCS GRIFFON from 1996 until his retirement in 2021 and was made a Canon of the Military Ordinariate in 2013.

Priest Associate – The Venerable Dr. Eric Paterson

Eric joined our Parish as a Priest Associate in March 2017. Eric is the retired Archdeacon of Sudbury. His whole ministry has been in the Diocese of Algoma with his first parish being the Parish of West Thunder Bay, and since then he served St. Paul’s Haileybury; St. Matthew’s Sault Ste. Marie; Church of the Epiphany Sudbury; All Saints Huntsville; and various parishes in the Deanery of Muskoka in an Interim capacity.

Deacon Associate – The Rev’d Barbara Fugelsang

Barb joined our Parish as a Deacon Associate in the fall of 2013. 

Barb has a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Arts in Spiritual Discipline and Ministry Practice. She retired as Spiritual Care Specialist at St. Joseph’s Care Group.

She assists St. Stephen’s with pastoral care as well as leading Sunday worship in Canon Ed’s absence, including the distribution of reserved sacrament at a communion service.