The Reverend Trevor Lightfoot, Rector

The Rev. Trevor Lightfoot was born and raised in Kentville, NS.  He is married to Jennifer and they have three boys.   Rev. Trevor believes EVERY life has a story and he is passionate about meeting people where they are in their life’s journey.  He strongly believes that God is already at work in the lives of all God’s Children and the communities in which they live.  Therefore, he feels a primary part of God’s mission is for communities of Faith to search out and discover where it is that God is already at work and minister in those contexts. This often is not within the traditional church model and framework.

Rev Trevor is also enthusiastic about developing/offering creative and engaging worship, while still having a deep respect for the traditional liturgies of the Anglican Church.

Rev Trevor received a Diploma in Business Administration from NSCC, his Bachelor of Science, with a major in psychology, from Acadia University, a convocated Diploma in Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University, and his Masters of Divinity from Atlantic School of Theology. He was ordained a deacon in 1999 and priested in 2000.  He has served in both Rural and Urban parishes.  He joined the ministry of All Saints parish as Rector in 2013.

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Other ministries that Trevor has or is serving in include:

 

  • Spiritual Director for the Diocese of NS & PEI Cursillo Movement ( Jan. 2008- Jan. 2011; was Assistant Spiritual Director from Jan 2005-Jan. 2008)
  • North Dartmouth Food Bank Board Member (2007-2013)
  • Chair of the NS & PEI Diocesan Administration and Finance committee (2001-2008)
  • TEC [Teens Encounter Christ] (Member of the originating team, TEC steering committee 1995-1997, TEC team member 1995-1998/2003-2005/Spiritual Team member 2006-2009, Assistant Spiritual Director 2010 -2013, Spiritual Director 2013 – present)
  • Diocesan Youth Conference facilitator (2004); Anglican Diocesan Center Corporation Board member and member of it’s management committee
  • ACPO assessor for the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada for those discerning a call to stipendiary ordain ministry
  • Pre-Ordination Assessor for Stipendiary Ordain ministry
  • ACPO assessor for the Diocese of NS and PEI for those discerning a call to Non-Stipendiary Ordained ministry
  • Pre-ordination assessor for Non-Stipendiary Ordain ministry
  • Field placement Supervisor in conjunction with the Atlantic School of Theology and the Diocese
  • Mentor in the Diocesan’s “Mentoring of the Newly Ordained” program
  • Member of the Diocesan Capital Campaign (Leap for Faith) Task Group
  • Corresponding member of the Stewardship Task Group
  • Synodically elected Provincial Synod Delegate for 2009 and 2012
  • Synodically elected General Synod Delegate 2010 and 2013
  • Diocesan Annual Appeal task Group
  • Diocesan Pre-ordination review coordinator (2009-present)
  • Co-Chair Diocesan Discernment and Formation Committee (June 2010 – 2013)
  • Regional Dean of Dartmouth, (Oct. 2010 – 2013)
  • Member of Diocesan Building Healthy Parishes VSST (2013 – present)
  • Member of Diocesan Building Healthy Leadership VSST (2013 – present).
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Other ministries that Trevor has or is serving in include:

 

  • Spiritual Director for the Diocese of NS & PEI Cursillo Movement ( Jan. 2008- Jan. 2011; was Assistant Spiritual Director from Jan 2005-Jan. 2008)
  • North Dartmouth Food Bank Board Member (2007-2013)
  • Chair of the NS & PEI Diocesan Administration and Finance committee (2001-2008)
  • TEC [Teens Encounter Christ] (Member of the originating team, TEC steering committee 1995-1997, TEC team member 1995-1998/2003-2005/Spiritual Team member 2006-2009, Assistant Spiritual Director 2010 -2013, Spiritual Director 2013 –2018)
  • Diocesan Youth Conference facilitator (2004); Anglican Diocesan Center Corporation Board member and member of it’s management committee
  • ACPO assessor for the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada for those discerning a call to stipendiary ordain ministry
  • Pre-Ordination Assessor for Stipendiary Ordain ministry
  • ACPO assessor for the Diocese of NS and PEI for those discerning a call to Non-Stipendiary Ordained ministry
  • Pre-ordination assessor for Non-Stipendiary Ordain ministry
  • Field placement Supervisor in conjunction with the Atlantic School of Theology and the Diocese
  • Mentor in the Diocesan’s “Mentoring of the Newly Ordained” program
  • Member of the Diocesan Capital Campaign (Leap for Faith) Task Group
  • Corresponding member of the Stewardship Task Group
  • Synodically elected Provincial Synod Delegate for 2009 and 2012
  • Synodically elected General Synod Delegate 2010 and 2013
  • Diocesan Annual Appeal task Group
  • Diocesan Pre-ordination review coordinator (2009-present)
  • Co-Chair Diocesan Discernment and Formation Committee (June 2010 – 2013)
  • Regional Dean of Dartmouth, (Oct. 2010 – 2013)
  • Member of Diocesan Building Healthy Parishes VSST (2013 – 2018)
  • Member of Diocesan Building Healthy Leadership VSST (2013 – 2017)
  • Member of Diocesan Innovation Task Group 2014 -2018
  • A founding member and developer of the Diocesan MORE Mission School
  • Elected, and currently serves as, Prolocutor of the Anglican Province of Canada 2018.

The Reverend Shirley, Priest’s Assistant

Shirley is currently away from All Saints while she fulfills other pastoral duties.

Gillian Ezekiel, Musical Director

Gillian Ezekiel joined All Saints as the Music Director in September of 2008 with a brief move to Kingston, Ontario from 2011-2015 where she served as Music Director for St. Thomas’ Anglican church. Gillian returned to All Saints in June of 2015 and has continued to work in the growth of the Choir and music ministry to enhance the worship services with quality music. Gillian studied music at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and received her B.Mus in Piano under the study of Dr. Szutor. An accomplished pianist, vocal coach and teacher, Gillian has enjoyed working with the All Saints Adult Choir to share musical talents and gifts in faith and community. Gillian also teaches from her private music studio; piano, voice and music theory, to a variety of students in the Bedford area.  If you are interested in sharing your musical gifts in our faith community, please reach out to Gillian for more information on opportunities for performance and collaboration.

Denise Comeau, Administrative Assistant

Denise, her husband and daughter moved from Ontario in 2000 to Bedford, NS.  Denise has worked at All Saints Church since January 15, 2001.  Working part-time gave Denise quality time to spend raising her daughter and enjoying family time.  Working at All Saints Bedford is not just a job for Denise, but a part of her life. In 2021, she will celebrate her 20th year of work.  If you ask her, it seems like yesterday when she started!

Wardens

Senior Warden – Cathy Rose

 Cathy was born and raised on the west coast of Newfoundland. She graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1989 and in 2005 she earned a Master of Nursing degree from Dalhousie University.  While completing her master’s degree she was blessed with her daughter, Rebecca who is currently studying music at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Cathy has had the opportunity to work in a variety of health care roles in Newfoundland, Ontario and Nova Scotia. She was awarded ‘Nurse of the Decade’ for her work in policy reforms in 2000-2010 from the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. She is currently working with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing as the registration policy consultant.

Cathy has been a member of All Saints Congregation for more than 10 years. She often attends services with her daughter Rebecca and her father George Rose. Cathy now serves as Senior Warden.

Junior Warden – Julia Cornish

 Julia has lived in Haliax since 1981, when she decided living by the ocean had become mandatory (though she enjoyed growing up by the Saint John River and her “swamp rat” years at Mount Allison.)

Julia first came to All Saints when her children were small.  Her younger son Andrew was baptized at All Saints, which must have made an impression as he has since been married and had his own son baptized here.  Julia’s older son Chris played a major role in what she believes was All Saints finest Christmas pageant, though she may be biased.

Julia practices family law and adoption with Conrad Dillon Robinson in Dartmouth.  She has volunteered with the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society, the Canadian Bar Association both provincially and nationally, the Dalhousie Law Alumni Association, and the Halifax YWCA.  She has taught law at both MSVU and Dalhousie Law School but says neither of those jobs were as challenging as teaching her own boys in Sunday School.  Julia has four grandchildren, three of whom arrived in 2020, thus proving no year is ALL bad.

Duties of the Senior & Junior Wardens

The wardens are the principal lay officers of the parish.  They provide leadership in: 

  • encouraging mutual responsibility in fulfilling the total ministry to the community; 
  • discussing the concerns of the community with the Rector of the parish; 
  • subject to the direction of the Bishop, and in compliance with the applicable Canons, overseeing and providing leadership where there is no Rector or while the Rector is absent; 
  • when necessary, discussing with the Rector and communicating to the Bishop the concerns of the wardens regarding the ministry of lay or ordained leaders; 
  • ensuring that all necessary reports and financial returns are made on time to the Diocesan Synod office; 
  • ensuring that the Canons of the Diocese, to the extent they apply to the parish, are observed; 
  • ensuring that complete and accurate reports of the actions of the parish council and of the finances of the parish are made to regular meetings of the parish and the church; 
  • ensuring that all records of the parish are kept in a timely, thorough and accurate manner; 
  • ensuring that all necessary reports and financial returns are made on time to the Diocesan Synod office.

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