Diocese of Toronto | Anglican Church of Canada

Staff & Lay Leaders

Administration & Communications

Lisa Scapillato

Administrative Assistant, The Dean’s Office


Contact Lisa


(416) 364-7865 ext *229

As administrative assistant, Lisa is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Dean’s office, including the preparation of all service materials, administration for the cathedral team, and the processing of donations.

Wendy Pappas



A member of the Cathedral staff for over 11 years, Wendy is the first person parishioners and guests see when they enter the Cathedral Centre. Wendy manages the phone switchboard, answers inquiries from the public, provides administrative support to the staff, and manages the ticket sales for our internal events.

Contact Wendy


(416) 364-7865 ext *221



Archives & Museum

Nancy Mallett

Archivist & Museum Curator


Contact Nancy


(416) 364-7865 ext *233

A former elementary school Vice-Principal, Nancy began leading tours of the Cathedral some thirty years ago. She was asked to take responsibility for the Archives and Museum here in March 1998, and it became a full-time occupation almost immediately. Nancy oversees the collection, maintenance, and upkeep of our archives and museum, leads tours of the Cathedral, and organizes frequent events and exhibits. She also serves as a wellspring of knowledge of the history of the Cathedral.

External Events

Lucia Al-Zaiatova

Event Operations Manager


Contact Lucia


(416) 868-5229 ext *231

Lucia has been at the Cathedral since 2012, having previously worked in the insurance industry.  As the Event Operations Manager, Lucia manages the External Events team, setting out policies and procedures, in addition to managing internal and external events.

Nathan L. McNeil

Site Events Coordinator


Contact Nathan


(416) 868-5229 ext *303

Nathan brings over a decade of event coordination to the Cathedral Centre events team. As a Site Events coordinator, he is in charge of the logistical planning and operations of all internal events, working with clients, and external vendors.


Andrew Kuhl

Children, Youth, and Families Coordinator


Contact Andrew


(416) 364-7865 ext *826

A Masters Student in Theology at Wycliffe College since 2012, Andrew joined St. James Cathedral in September 2017. He previously worked in a variety of roles – including serving, lay anointing, lay preaching, and leading small groups – at St. George the Martyr, Anglican Church.

His vision for the ministry is to empower children and youth to develop and grow a foundation of faith, within which they are able to ask questions and explore their own faith in a safe and supportive environment.

Health & Outreach

Kathy Biasi

Outreach Program Coordinator


Contact Kathy


(416) 364-7865 ext *222

As Outreach Program Coordinator, Kathy manages our Tuesday Drop-In, provides outreach support, oversees volunteers, and heads up the St. James arm of the Faith+Hub network.

Kathy holds a BA in psychology and has an extensive background in the social service/non-profit field; including shelters, second-stage housing, outreach, and other drop-ins. Kathy joined the Cathedral team in May 2017.

Gloria Weibe

Health & Foot Care Clinic Coordinator


Contact Gloria


(416) 364-7865 ext *230

Gloria has been involved with the Cathedral for decades, joining in 1980 as a member of the Parish. In 1998, she became St. James’ first Parish Nurse – when the concept of parish nursing was just emerging in Ontario. Gloria identified foot care as a major health care need of many Drop-In guests – a need not answered elsewhere. With the Cathedral’s support, and individual donations, the foot care clinic was born. Gloria manages the clinic, and sits on the Health Council and Lay Pastoral Visitor teams.


Robert Busiakiewicz

Director of Music


Contact Robert


(416) 364-7865 ext *224

Robert holds music degrees from the University of London, Royal Academy of Music, and the University of Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar at King’s College. Although equally comfortable conducting for the theatre and concert platforms, his background lies in Cathedral music, frequently singing on radio, disc, and international television. In 2014, Robert moved to Canada, joining the Cathedral team, and forming the professional vocal ensemble, Opus 8.

David Simon



Contact David


As the Cathedral’s organist, David plays for services, accompanies the Cathedral and Parish Choirs, mentors the Organ Scholar, and manages the twice-weekly recital series. He first studied music as a chorister at St. Michael’s Cathedral-Basilica; by the age of twelve, he was selected to be the organist for the televised Mass, recorded and broadcast nationally. David continues to serve at the Basilica part-time in addition to his duties at St. James. Concurrent to his church work, David maintains an active performance schedule. He has played recitals and accompanied choir tours across North America, Europe, the UK, and Russia. An advocate for new music, David has given premieres with the Toronto and New Haven Symphony Orchestras.

David’s achievement in organ performance and improvisation have been recognized in competition and examination. He won first prize in the 2019 Royal Canadian College of Organists national competition, and won first prize and audience prize in the 2018 University of Michigan international organ improvisation competition. David is an Associate of the Royal Conservatory (ARCT) and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (FRCCO), receiving the Healey Willan Prize for top national achievement on the Fellowship examination. David is completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Yale University, having studied with Thomas Murray and Jeff Brillhart.


Patrick McElcheran

Vance Organ Scholar


Contact Nick

Through the music department at music@stjamescathedral.ca

Patrick is currently studying towards his Master of Music at the University of Toronto in Organ Performance and has held positions at St. Luke’s Mississauga and St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Toronto. He holds a BA in Linguistics and Psychology and has sung with many choirs in the city.

Property & Finance

Joyce Badley

Executive Director


Contact Joyce


(416) 364-7865 ext *225

Joyce comes to us with over 30 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant in the charitable sector, having worked at Imagine Canada, the YMCA and most recently with St. Paul’s Bloor Street. She has also earned a Master of Divinity and was admitted to the Order of the Diocese of Toronto in 2018.

Fueled by her studies and experience, Joyce has a heart for urban ministry and for extending the reach of the Gospel to those living in the core of the city. Her primary ministry has been one of resource stewardship. She has worked in the area of governance and operational oversight; including finance, property, administration, communication, human resources, information technology, and stewardship.

Jennifer Wang



Contact Jennifer


(416) 364-7865 ext *258

Jennifer joined the Cathedral as Bookkeeper in November of 2017. As bookkeeper, Jennifer is responsible for tracking the day-to-day financial transactions in the Cathedral. Specific to St. James, Jennifer also manages the payments for the weekly flower memorials in the Cathedral.

Jim Kotsifas

Property Manager


Contact Jim


(416) 364-7865 ext *824

As Property Manager, Jim oversees all operations and maintainance of the Cathedral, the Cathedral Centre, and the Diocesan offices.  He manages the building service workers and the sextons.

Raisa Kocaqi-Gjergjaj

Property Manager Assistant


Contact Raisa


(416) 364-7865 ext *257

Raisa became the Property Manager Assistant and internal events coordinator for St. James in November 2018. In these two roles Raisa handles the scheduling of all building maintenance workers, supervising internal events, oversees building upkeep, and books all internal events.

Emile Rhinelander

Senior Sexton


Contact Emile


A member of the Cathedral’s full-time staff since 2004, Emile became Senior Sexton in 2013. As Senior Sexton, he has a variety of roles and responsibilities within the Cathedral, including assisting with liturgies, set-up and preparations for services, and managing the audio recording and sound system. He also works with committees such as the Altar Guild, the Flower Guild, and the Server & Sacristans Guild.

Cathedral Governance

Cathedral Wardens

Don Solomon

People’s Warden

Jayne Hobbs

Rector’s Warden

Joan Peters

Deputy People’s Warden

Graham Beck

Deputy Rector’s Warden

Contact the Wardens: wardens@stjamescathedral.ca

Cathedral Council Members: David Crawford, Joe Minta, Sandra Mowat, Kate Uchendu, Jackie Jagoda, Pat Maltby, Russell Mark, Gordon Robison

Ex-Officio Council Members: Joyce Badley (Operations),
The Dean, The Vicar

Lay Delegates to Synod: Angela Carroll, Jenny Formanek, Russell Mark, Ed McBride, Sybil Wilkinson

Synod Alternates: David Grant, Robert Hart, Carol Kysela

Lay Leaders

To get in touch with Cathedral Lay Leaders, please contact the main office.

Altar Guild: Yosola Adeoye
Amnesty Action Circle: Carol Burnham Cook
Archives & Museum: Nancy Mallett
Book Club: Ruth Davis
Carillon Bells: Annie Odom
Change Ringers: Madeleine Cheesman
Education for Ministry Mentor: Carol Kysela
Greeters: Yvonne Joseph
Health Council: Joanne Short
Lay Visitors: Cecil Fennell
Outreach Committee: Jenny Formanek
PWRDF: Angela Carroll
Servers & Sacristans: Paul Seddon, Leslie Derbecker
Sidespersons: Barbara Hirst and Bob Simpson
Stewards (9:00am): Rob Haines
Tour Guides: Nancy Mallett
York Group: Ann Abraham & Jane Rowan

The Cathedral Church of St James

106 King Street East, Toronto ON M5C 2E9 | Office & Mailing Address: 65 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9
(416)364-7865 | info@stjamescathedral.ca

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