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Posted: Mar 26, 2013



At our opening Eucharist on the Eve of the Ascension, 8th May 2013, Bishop Stephen Andrews plans, God willing, to ordain Pamela Pauline Rayment and Sherry Lynn De Jonge to the diaconate; and install The Reverend Bob Elkin as a Canon of St Luke’s Cathedral.  Pam and Sherry are both finishing their studies at Wycliffe College.

Pam is a graduate of Canadore College where she majored in Print Journalism and Interactive Multimedia.  She was a youth worker and youth programme committee member at St. Brice’s, North Bay, before moving to Sault Ste Marie and getting involved at St Matthew’s Church.  She has been both the Program Associate and Child and Youth Ministry Facilitator for the Algoma Deanery, duties she will take up again when she returns in May.

Sherry has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and a BEd from the University of Windsor.  A resident of Elliot Lake, she taught secondary school and adults for over fifteen years.  She has been the Sacristan at Wycliffe College and this past summer served a placement at Holy Trinity, Little Current; St John’s, Kagawong; All Saints’, Gore Bay and St Peter’s, Silver Water.

The Rev. Bob Elkin hardly needs an introduction, so well known is he across the diocese.  The first letter in his file, dated 1984, begins, ‘Dear Bishop Peterson, I want to become an Anglican Priest.’  Having had experience as a lay minister in the United Church, as a teacher in Red Lake and Sioux Lookout, as a Programme Coordinator for the Ontario Métis Association, and as a bus driver, Bob was sent to Huron College.  After ordination, he and Connie then spent nine years in Schreiber before undertaking a three-year appointment in the Windward Islands.  In 1999 he came to Holy Trinity, Sault Ste Marie, where he served faithfully until his retirement in 2006.  In his retirement he has served as Incumbent of Thessalon and Blind River, and as Interim at Holy Trinity here in the Sault.  He is now an Honorary Assistant in Thessalon and Blind River.  Having been made a Deacon on the Eve of the Ascension in 1987, it is fitting that he should be installed as a Canon on the same liturgical occasion 26 years later.


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