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Eunice Cole
Parish Administrator

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.
She lives north of Cobourg with her husband, Sid, on a small hobby farm. They have 4 grown children and 2 wonderful grandchildren.

Linda 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.
Parish Nurse

Karen has been an integral part of our health programmes and initiatives since 2011. As well as holding Friday Clinics, attending Sunday and Thursday worship services, she also visits hospitals, seniors’ residences and homes. A crucial part of her work involves helping parishioners and others to source other health care professionals—a vital part of navigating through today’s health care system.
For 36 years, Karen worked as a nurse in various departments of several hospitals in USA, Ontario and Newfoundland. In 2007, she and her husband the Rev. Michael Li moved to Cobourg. They have two married daughters and four wonderful grandchildren.

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.

Rhonda Cross
Pastoral Care Associate

Rhonda has been a parishioner since 2001. Her training (from 2010 to 2014) as a Postulant, Novice, and Sister at the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, our Anglican convent, helped prepare her for this Pastoral ministry. Rhonda is also a graduate of the University of the South’s four-year Education for Ministry course and has been a Licensed Lay Anointer since 2008.
Rhonda’s warmth and spiritual care gives great comfort to parishioners (and others?) in the Northumberland Hills Hospital. She is a member of the Senior Choir, Worship leader for Contemplative Prayer, and an occasional Worship Leader, Server, Officiant at Thursday Night Light and other weekly Church services.