The St. Peter's Lay Leadership team is comprised of six wardens, each overseeing a different "Ministry Cluster". Individual ministries within a cluster have their own Ministry Coordinators.

Among other things, the warden's job is to support the ministries within their clusters and facilitate communication.


  Ward McCance, Rector's Warden (Corporation)
  Cluster: Finance, Stewardship, and Parish Growth
  Ken Willcocks, People's Warden (Corporation)
  Cluster: Property
  Lisa Bailey, Rector's Warden
  Cluster: Staff, Leadership Development, Volunteer Engagement
  Joe Peristy, Rector's Warden
  Cluster: Christian Education and Worship
  Rick Nelson, People's Warden
  Cluster:  Fellowship and Communication
  Colleen Simon, People's Warden
  Cluster: Health & Healing, Outreach, Social Justice & Advocacy

Click here to see the list of Ministry Clusters and Ministry Coordinators


Eunice Cole
Parish Administrator and Parish Bookkeeper

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After several years serving as Bookkeeper here at St. Peter's, Eunice has now assumed the rold of Parish Administrator. She will also continue on as our Bookkeeper.

Eunice will generally 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 who range in age from 19 to 26. 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. She has several years experience using the QuickBooks system, which is the same one that we use.

Linda Hayes
Preschool Supervisor

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Linda is a graduate of St. Lawrence College has been an Early Childhood Educator for 26 years having begun her career at a Nursery School in Kingston. During this time she has also designed preschool programmes. After the birth of their son, she ran a Day Care Centre from their home for several years which proved to be a wonderful experience. They moved to the Cobourg area in 1999 and Linda has been working in Day Care Centre mainly with preschool aged children.

Karen Li R.N.
Parish Nurse

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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 Stapleton
Church School Director

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Born in Scarborough Janet moved up through the school system there and then on to 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.

Janet's church life is as long as her own. She is an organist's daughter and has been involved in the church since birth. There are family stories of her crawling under the pews and biting ankles. The church has 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. She was a member of St. Peter's choir when it became apparent that the Sunday School needed a 'head'. There grew in her a very strong 'call' to this position. Two thousand and eight marks the beginning of her sixth year in the position of Director of the Sunday School portion of the amazing educational programmes at St. Peter's.

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.

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