Tina Woodhouse

Parish Administrator

Tina is our new Parish Administrator.  She studied accounting at Seneca College in Toronto.  She now lives in Baltimore with her husband Zachary and two young sons Isaac and Isaiah.


Eunice Cole


Eunice is a vital and effective part of our administrative needs, and all that it involves. For more than 10 years she has seen to all the bookkeeping and accounting tasks as well as, renting of rooms, receipting of donations, and a hundred other details. Eunice has stepped back from the Administration duties and continues to be our bookkeeper.
She lives north of Cobourg with her husband, Sid, on a small hobby farm. They have 4 grown children and 2 wonderful grandchildren.

Emily Smith

Preschool Supervisor

I graduated from Niagara College with my diploma in Early Childhood Education and am a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators. I have worked as an ECE with all ages of children since 2008

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.

Syd Birrell

Director of Music

Syd’s CV is multifaceted and dynamic. Born in Sarnia, ON, he began his musical career as a young chorister at St. George’s Anglican Church in Montreal. He studied at the Royal School of Church Music in London, England, and at the Royal College of Music. Syd is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

Read more about Syd by clicking HERE.