Our Lay Staff

 

Eunice Cole bookkeeper_1_1Eunice Cole
Parish Administrator and Parish Bookkeeper
After several years serving as Bookkeeper here at St. Peter’s, Eunice has now also assumed the rold of Parish Administrator.

Eunice will be in the office 9 am to 1 pm Tuesday to Thursday. The office volunteers will continue to look after the front office from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday (9 am to 1 pm during the Months of July and August).

Eunice was born and raised in the village of Camborne, just north of Cobourg, where she and her husband live. They have four children. Eunice has attended Fellowship Baptist Church since she was born. She is bookkeeper at her church and also manages the financial records for her family’s business.


Linda HayesLinda Hayes
Preschool Supervisor

Linda is a graduate of St. Lawrence College and has been an Early Childhood Educator for more than 25 years. Linda began her career at a Nursery School in Kingston where she also designed preschool programmes. After the birth of her son, she ran a Day Care Centre from their home for several years.

Linda and her family moved to the Cobourg area in 1999 and Linda has been working in a Day Care Centre with preschool aged children.


Karen Li R N _aKaren Li R.N.
Parish Nurse

Karen Li has been St. Peter’s Parish Nurse since January 1, 2011. She grew up in Ohio, becoming an R.N. in 1974. She moved to Toronto when she married the Rev. Michael Li in 1978. She has worked in several hospitals in both the U.S.A. and Canada, in ICU, Emergency and Medical-Surgery. In 2007, she and Michael moved to Cobourg after serving four parishes in southern Ontario and Newfoundland.

Karen is enjoying her work as the Parish Nurse. Her duties include Friday clinics, Thursday morning services, Sunday worship, many meetings, weekly Bulletin articles, Keynotes articles, paper work, networking, phone calls, e-mails, hospital and home visits. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, reading, music, and spending time with her family. She and Michael have two married daughters who now reside in Port Hope, Ontario and Hilden, Nova Scotia. They also have three wonderful grandchildren, Matthew, Lucas and Aria.


Jan S

Jan Stapleton
Church School Director

Jan was born in Scarborough and following graduation from high school attended the University of Toronto Erindale Campus. As teaching was always her ultimate goal she then attended the Faculty of Education at the U of T. Her teaching career began in ‘The North’ where she lived and taught on two different reserves; Osnaburgh, affectionately called ‘Oz’ and Pikangikum or ‘Pik’. After six years it was off to Akwesasne which is a reserve that sits within two countries, two provinces and a state. Then she moved closer to home settling in Cobourg. She has taught at both at The Burnham School and Terry Fox School over the last 20 years.

Jan’s is an organist’s daughter and the church has always been a big part of her life. Even in the bush when the language was different, the scripture was the same. She has sung in choirs, taught Sunday school, helped run dinner dances, prepared communion, done dishes, made multiple banners and generally tucked in where ever there was a need. When the need arose for a  Sunday School ‘head’.she felt a very strong ‘call’ to this position.  Jan has been in the position of Director of the Sunday School since 2002 and continues to run the amazing educational programmes at St. Peter’s, including VBS (Vacation Bible School).

Although her careers often run parallel to each other, children, education, passing on the love of Christ and bringing children of all ages into that love is always at the heart.