The Rev. Shelly Pollard
Rev. Shelly graduated from the MDiv Pioneer Program at Wycliffe College in 2018, and was ordained Deacon that same year. Shelly completed her curacy at St. John’s York Mills Anglican Church, where she was ordained Priest in 2019. She has served at a variety of places, including her home church Trinity Aurora, and also at Flemingdon Park Ministry and St. James the Apostle-Sharon, and St. Peter and St. Simon the Apostle.
Shelly is very excited to join the community of St. Martin’s and to see where God is leading us together.
The Rev. Richard Newland
Our Honorary Assistant
Richard has retired from full-time parish ministry and is pleased to act as an Honorary Assistant in this parish. Ordained in 1985, he has accomplished much over the course of his career, all of which has been within the Diocese of Toronto. He holds various degrees and certifications in the fields of counseling, bereavement, and Neuro-Linguistics, and is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. He has served on various Boards of Directors, Diocesan and Community-based committees, as well as volunteering within the Durham Region. He focuses his energies on quality and engaging homiletics, supporting individuals to achieve their full potential, and providing ongoing bereavement support groups locally. He loves to be involved in theatre, both community-based and professional, as well as reading, model railroading, and in the summer months riding his Harley motorcycle!
Edward Moroney, Organist and Director of Music
Edward Moroney pursues his eclectic career as a church musician, accompanist, composer and vocal coach in Toronto. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto in composition and vocal music education.
Mr. Moroney is a former organ scholar of St. Chad’s College, Durham University (UK), and is a fellow of several learned societies and British music colleges. Throughout many years of accompanying, he has been associated some of Canada’s most eminent choirs, as well as York University and the University of Toronto. In 1973 he was awarded the first Leslie Bell Choral Conducting Scholarship (Ontario Arts Council). He is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), the Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), and is a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (KHS), Holy See (2010).
Gillian Howard became the Office Administrator at St. Martin’s in 2014. A lifelong Anglican, she is also a professional musician and holds Masters degrees in Historical Performance and in Musicology. She sings with Schola Magdalena, teaches oboe, and plays modern and Baroque oboe with a variety of orchestras.
Rector’s Warden: Michelle Loftus
People’s Warden: Brent Levy
Deputy Wardens: Eugene Farrugia and Erna Haller