The Rector: The Rev. Canon Ted McCollum.
Ted was born in Cobourg, Ontario, into an Anglican family. Ted, however, did not attend church until he attended the University of Waterloo, where he met the Rev. Canon David Hartry, who was the Anglican Chaplain at the University. David became his mentor and close friend.
With the support of David and close friends, Ted answered the call to ordained ministry after he earned his B.A. in Political Science at UW. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Huron College University at the University of Western Ontario.
Ted was called to be a Curate of Christ Church, Chatham before being called to the Parish of Brock (Beaverton, Cannington, and Sunderland) in 1996. He became the Rector of St. Paul’s in 1999 when the parish made the bold move to be a single-point parish.
Ted has been the Chair of the Community Ministries Board, has served on Diocesan Executive, Diocesan Council, the Diocesan Agenda Committee, the Archbishop’s Intercultural Working Group, the Budget Working Group and Trent-Durham Area Council, and is the Regional Dean of Victoria-Halliburton.
Ted is married to Kimberley and has two beautiful daughters, Martha and Claire.
Charlotte has been People’s Warden since 2012 and organizes many of the activities at St. Paul’s.
As well as being a warden, Char is the parish Lay Reader and takes over the liturgy when the Rector is away. She also serves other congregations in the Deanery when there is a need. She is an avid golfer and lawn bowler and loves to spend time with her dog Stewie. Charlotte was awarded the Order of the Diocese of Toronto in 2015.
Mary Lou Robillard, Rector’s Warden
Mary Lou has been Rector’s Warden since 2014 and organizes many of the issues about the building, which not only houses the congregational activities but is a centre of outreach and gathering for the entire village. She enjoys travel, her friends in Beaverton and her family.