The Most Rev’d Colin Johnson
Bishop of Toronto & Metropolitan of Ontariomore
Archbishop Colin Robert Johnson is our Diocesan Bishop. He is the chief pastor of the Diocese, with pastoral oversight of 202 parishes.
Archbishop Johnson was elected suffragan bishop on April 23, 2003, and was consecrated on June 21, 2003. He served as the area bishop of Trent-Durham until February 2006. He was elected Diocesan Bishop on June 12, 2004, and installed as the 11th Bishop of Toronto on Sept. 12, 2004.
Visit the Diocesan website for a full biography.
The Very Rev’d Andrew Asbil
Rector of St. James Cathedral and Dean of Torontomore
Contact Dean Asbil
(416) 364-7865 ext *228
Joining the Cathedral in January 2016, Dean Andrew came to us from Church of the Redeemer in midtown Toronto. Previous to that Incumbency, he was the Rector of the Church of the Incarnation in Oakville, and St. Alban’s in Acton.
As Rector of St. James, Dean Asbil has a variety of roles, including overall vision and mission for the Cathedral and its ministries. He has oversight on matters of worship and outreach, especially the Drop-In. Dean Asbil also has responsibility for stewardship and financials, and the management of staff.
As Dean of Toronto, he works closely with the Bishops and other leaders in the Diocese; he fosters relationships with the canons of the Cathedral, plays a role in Diocesan worship services, and interfaces with the city of Toronto.
The Rev’d Louise Peters
Contact The Vicar
(416) 364-7865 ext *235
The Rev’d Louise Peters began her appointment as Vicar of St. James Cathedral in August of 2017. The former Dean and Rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kamloops, B.C, she also served as the Executive Director of the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre, Rector of St. James Anglican Church, Ingersoll, Ontario, to name a few roles.
The Vicar is a member of the clergy team who provides pastoral support and liturgical leadership in the Cathedral community. She shares directly in ministry with the Outreach Committee, the Health Council, all the Cathedral Guilds, the Lay Pastoral Ministry Team, Family and Children ministry and in the mentoring and supervision of Curates and theological students. The Vicar oversees the weekly prayer life and liturgical services of the Cathedral. When questions are posed to others on staff, who do not have the answer, the direction is usually offered: “Ask the Vicar”. Louise receives these inquiries with grace, and tries with same, to provide answers. She is grateful for your prayers.
The Rev’d Leigh Kern
Contact The Rev’d Leigh
(416) 364-7865 ext *237
The Rev’d Leigh Kern began her appointment to St James Cathedral in 2016, first as Assistant Curate and then as Associate Priest. She obtained her B.A Hons for the University of Toronto and her Masters of Divinity from Yale University. In New Haven Connecticut she worked as a chaplain at the Community Soup Kitchen for two years. Mother Leigh is the Anglican Church of Canada representative to KAIROS and is on the Vision Keepers Council of the National Church. She has an extensive history of engagement with the arts, community building, and anti-oppression organizing.
At St. James, in addition to her pastoral and liturgical duties, Mother Leigh organizes an extensive lineup of educational events and lectures alongside the Dialogues for Living Team.
The Rev’d James Liu
Assistant Curate, Mandarin Ministrymore
Contact The Rev’d James Liu
(416) 364-7865 ext *249
The Rev’d Walter Hannam
Vicar, St. Bart’s, Regent Parkmore
Contact Father Hannam
A native of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Father Hannam held the chair of Theology and Anglican Studies at the College of Emmanuel and St Chad in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for seven years before his appointment at St James Cathedral and St Bart’s. He holds degrees from the University of King’s College (B.A. Classics, Philosophy), Dalhousie University (M.A. Classical and Patristic Philosophy), and Boston College (Ph.D. Theology). Father Hannam was made Deacon and ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Diocese of Saskatchewan, where he served as Chaplain of St Mary’s Church, Prince Albert; he also served as Honorary Assistant at All Saints’ Parish in the Diocese of Saskatoon. Father Hannam is married to Sarah, a professional librarian.
The Rev’d David Bousfield
The Rev’d David Hoopes OHC
The Very Rev’d Duncan Abraham
The Rev’d Pearce J. Carefoote
The Rev’d Canon Edmund Der
The Rev’d Orville R. Endicott
The Ven. Thomas M. Greene