Carleton West Group Ministry Team
The Rev. Ryan Boivin
Incumbent — St. John the Baptist, Richmond
Associate Incumbent — St. Paul's , Kanata
Ryan was born and raised in Windsor and moved to Ottawa in 2011 with his wife Kara so that she could start her doctoral studies at Carleton University. Before leaving Windsor, Ryan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Windsor in 2007, receiving Bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Education. Ryan completed his Master of Divinity at Saint Paul University in Ottawa in the spring of 2016 and was subsequently appointed assistant curate at Christ Church Bells Corners. As a cradle Anglican, Ryan’s early formation was focused at his home parish of St. David’s Anglican Church (now The Church of St. David and St. Mark) in Windsor, where he spent over ten years as altar server, before serving as a Sunday School Teacher and on Parish Council. Ryan continued volunteering as a Youth Leader at Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church where he ran a weekly sports night and helped organize larger youth initiatives with the parish. Ryan also has a culinary skills (chef) certificate from St. Clair College, and when he has free time he can be found in his home office—the kitchen. Living a stones-throw away from Detroit for almost all of his life has meant that Ryan is a die-hard Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers fan. He enjoys reading fiction, golfing, and curling in his spare time. Ryan and Kara have a dog, Neville, and they are the proud parents of Theodore, born in December, 2016.
The Rev. Canon John Bridges
Incumbent — St. Paul's, Kanata
The Rev. Canon John Bridges was born in Comox, British Columbia into an Air Force Family. He has moved across Canada and the USA until his father retired to the Ottawa Area. He is a graduate of Carleton University and has a degree in theology from the University of Ottawa and of St. Paul's University Ottawa, he was ordained in the Diocese of Ottawa in 1985. He served as a Curate in the parish of St Matthew's, Ottawa; in 1987 he moved to the Parish of St. Stephen's, Buckingham, St. Thomas’ Silver Creek, St. John’s Glen Almond and Christ Church Poltimore. In 1992 he moved to the Parish of St Luke's in Ottawa. John, also, serves as the Chaplain to the Ottawa Fire Department, Chair of the Board of Continuing Education for the Clergy of the Diocese and Chair of the Education committee for the Stewardship Development Initiative. John became the rector of St Paul’s Kanata in 1998. John is married to his wonderful wife Gayle, and they have a daughter Amy and two sons, Joseph and Joshua.
The Reverend Kerri Brennan
Incumbent — Christ Church Ashton
Associate Incumbent — St. Paul's, Kanata
The Rev. Kerri Brennan was raised in Glen Cairn-Kanata and in Orleans. Kerri attended the University of Western Ontario, earning her honours degree in Anthropology and Classical Studies. After university she worked in areas of communication, first as a technical writer, followed by several years in the Public Service as a Media Analyst for the Privy Council Office. Kerri returned to university in 2007 earning her Bachelor of Theology (2010) and Master of Pastoral Theology (2011) from St Paul University. Kerri was ordained by Bishop John Chapman in 2011. She served as curate at Trinity Cornwall (2011- 2012) before serving as incumbent of the Parish of Metcalfe, Greely, & Vernon (November 2012-October 2016). At the diocesan level, Kerri sits on the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, as well as the steering committee for the Youth Internship Program; both of which speak to her commitment to health and wellness, and to engagement with children and youth. In addition to her shameless love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "cheezy girlie movies" and crime scene shows, Kerri’s great joy is her dog, Rizzo, a Giant (in size and personality) Schnauzer.
The Reverend Canon Dr. William Prentice
The Rev. Canon Dr. William E. Prentice, Fr. Bill, or just Bill, has been an Honorary Assistant at St. Paul's, Kanata-Hazeldean since 1997. Fr. Bill is now retired, he served the Diocese of Ottawa as Director, Parish and Diocesan Services - work that connected him to most of the non-parish based ministries in our broader Diocesan family. Originally from Winnipeg, his undergrad years were spent at St. John's College, the University of Manitoba, his seminary years at Trinity College, Toronto, and his doctoral degree is jointly conferred by the University of Toronto and Trinity College. He has served several congregations in several Dioceses, including Rupert's Land, Algoma, Toronto, Western Newfoundland, Moosonee, and since 1997, here in Ottawa. He married Joyce Prentice in 1974. Bill and Joyce have an ever growing family, including Jeremy, Yan and Winston, Fred, Elizabeth, Emma and Evan, and Stirling and Teresa.
The Venerable Sally Gadd
The Ven. Sally Gadd enjoys being an honorary assistant at Saint Paul’s. She and her husband Ed are both retired; Sally from Saint Thomas, Stittsville and her position as Archdeacon of Carleton Deanery; and Ed from his position as head of the Division of Anti-Infective Drugs. Sally has degrees in Religious Studies (Carleton) and Theology (University of Saint Paul). Sally and Ed have two children, Jennifer (Molson) and James, and four grandchildren. Sally and Ed are both active in several ministries at St. Paul’s, and Sally fills in at services at Saint Paul’s and elsewhere when she is needed.