The Reverend Gary van der Meer has arrived at St John's from a long and effrective ministry at St Anne's Anglican Church, Toronto.
Originally from Brockville, the Reverend Gary van der Meer moved to Toronto to study. Following a history degree from the University of Toronto, he completed the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business, York University. Gary studied theology at Trinity College and was ordained in 1993. He served parishes in Orillia, Port Perry and High Park before moving to St. Anne’s, Toronto in 2011. In 2018, Gary was appointed Interfaith Officer for the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, a role that encourages friendship and understanding between people and communities of different faiths. In February 2021, we welcome Gary as rector of St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Ottawa.