The Rev. Allan Budzin
Interim Incumbent — St. John the Baptist, Richmond
Canon Allan Budzin was born in South Bend, Indiana. After elementary school, he began studies for the Roman Catholic priesthood at Carmelite Junior Seminary in Hamilton, MA. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with a degree in philosophy. After teaching high school in Los Angeles, he was ordained a priest in 1980 at Niagara Falls, Ontario.
His first parochial assignment took place at St. Gertrude’s Church in Stockton, CA. He came to Toronto in 1983 for graduate studies at the Toronto School of Theology. During that time he also assisted at several Catholic parishes in the west end of Toronto.
After leaving the Catholic priesthood, Al married and taught at George Brown College for several years. In 1997 he became an Anglican priest and returned to full-time parochial ministry. He was parish priest at St. Philip’s Anglican Church in Etobicoke. His interests include poetry, jazz, and thoroughbred horse racing. In the summer of 2016, Allan moved to Ottawa where he joined the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
He is also the Associate Incumbent of the Parish of South Carleton.
The Rev. Deacon Tamara Connors (nee Langman)
Pastoral Associate - St John the Baptist, Richmond
I grew up in the parish of St. John's Richmond and am truly blessed to have the opportunity to be called on to serve the very community who raised and supported me throughout my life.
Ordained in 2019 as a Vocational Deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa I have served as Chaplain to the Well, done community outreach at Centre 454, and Pastoral Associate at Christ Church Bells Corners. Other ongoing work includes part time Chaplain with the Ottawa West End Community Chaplaincy (OWECC).
I use she/her pronouns, am married to a wonderful life partner, Alec (he/him). Together we parent to two amazing teens; Malachai (they/them) is almost 17 and Soul (he/they) almost 15!
I was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John's Richmond, it is my hearts home and I can't wait to see you there!