The Rector

The Rev. Canon Gregory McMullin (Greg) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. While in High School he attended a Billy Graham Crusade in his hometown where he came to faith in Christ. Following his graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1983, he studied theology at Wycliffe College in Toronto, Ontario where he completed his Master of Divinity degree in 1986. In the fall of that year he was ordained to the Deaconate at historic St. Paul's Church in Halifax. 1987, he became an ordained Priest serving five rural churches as Rector of the Parishes of Liscomb and Port Bickerton on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia until October 1990. During his time there he married his lovely wife Vanessa Crowther. From there, that same year, Greg and Vanessa moved to inner city Halifax where Greg became Rector of Trinity Church until March 2003. They were twelve wonderful years of ministry that witnessed church growth along with the birth of their three beautiful children(now grown): Samantha, Benjamin and Madeline.

From April 2003 to the present, Greg continues to serve with his family as Rector of St. Mary & St. Bartholomew's Church in Saint John, New Brunswick. Greg has also served as a Chaplain in the Naval Reserve of the Canadian Forces at HMCS BRUNSWICKER since 2005 to the present.


Office Secretary

Carol Anne Foster joined our staff in 1998. As Parish Administrator she works alongside of the Rector to mange the day to day operations of the Parish Office. Her ministry includes the publication of the weekly Sunday bulletin, preparation of weekly worship materials, providing assistance in planning parish courses and events, booking appointments for the Rector and scheduling ministry volunteers. Besides all that Carol Anne does, her warm friendly personality provides a front line welcome to people either by phone or at the door.


Music Director

Stephen Alexander is an accomplished Christian musician whose leadership brings not only excellence in music but also a passion for worship. If you have a gift of singing or play a musical instrument, Chantal invites you to contact her at your earliest convenience.


Sexton

We call him "mister clean" and "mister fix it." Besides keeping our facilities clean and in good repair, Mark Doyle is one of the nicest men you could ever meet. His friendly personality is a regular blessing to us. Serving in conjunction with the Parish Property Committee, Mark 's servant heart is willing to go above and beyond to help out with whatever manual task needs to be done. Mark joined us in 2007 and we look forward to him staying with us a long while.


Honorary Assistants

Canon David Jackson - David Jackson was born in Yorkshire, England in 1931. His parents instilled in him the need for worship and he attended Sunday services regularly with his family.. In early adulthood he was drawn to the ministry but he felt he was inadequate. Always a lover of spending every possible minute in the English countryside, he wanted to study agriculture but his very Victorian grandfather insisted he study medicine as three generations of Jackson men had done. One year at med school convinced David medicine was not for him and he faced his grandfather’s wrath for pursuing his National Diploma in agriculture at a Devonshire agriculture college. He loved sheep and became a shepherd.A desire to travel brought him to Canada in 1959 where he worked on Manitoba farms and at the Morden Experimental Farm. His rector in Morden encouraged him to again consider the ministry and referred him to St. John’s College in Winnipeg where the principal of the college suggested he work at something more people - oriented and sent him to Churchill , Manitoba to teach for a term. There isolation, prayer and more encouragement from the Churchill rector led to David’s decision to enroll at St. John’s college in 1960. Five years later he graduated with two degrees; a B.A. and a Master of Theology; a wife Ruth whom he met at St. John’s College, and an infant daughter Pam.In Manitoba he served in two multi-point rural parishes before an encounter with Bishop Harold Nutter who invited him to come to the Diocese of Fredericton. In 1973 he and Ruth and three children, Pam, Heather and Paul moved to Florenceville to serve in the multi-point parish there. In 1977 Bishop Nutter asked him to move to the four point parish at Westfield .In 1983 he became the rector at St. Mary and St. Bartholomew’s. In 1990 Bishop George Lemon requested him to take an intensive chaplaincy course of study to assume the Anglican Chaplaincy at the Saint John Regional Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. In 1996 David retired from active ministry but continued to voluntarily serve until ill health has forced his taking a quiet retirement life. 

Canon Wally Corey - Canon Wally Corey began ministry with the Church Army. His first posting was in Manitoba, then Stone Church Saint John, Hamilton and Toronto. While in Ontario, he did courses at McMaster University. Returning to New Brunswick, he served at Oak Point, Brown’s Flat & Welsford and was ordained Deacon. Wally took courses at Wycliffe College and served at Jemseg area, Dalhousie, St. James’ Board Street in Saint John, Sussex, St. George’s Moncton, and St. Mary & St. Bartholomew’s. After retirement, Wally did interim ministry at various parishes in the Saint John area. “The greatest joy of ministry is in helping people to be followers of Jesus.” Canon Wally and his wife, Lynne have 1 daughter, 2 sons, and 4 grandchildren. Lynne & Wally enjoy being active at St. Mary & St. Bartholomew’s Church and assisting Canon Greg McMullin.

Archdeacon Keith Osborne - Having spent a short career in forestry, Keith entered the Anglican Church Army College in Toronto in September of 1976. His first placement was in Saint John where he became involved in Vacation Bible Clubs throughout the Diocese, parish leadership, prison ministry, youth ministry and had
opportunity to found the Saint John Seafarers' Mission on the west side of the harbour. He married Vivian Greenlaw, an RNA at the DVA hospital on the west side, and they had two children before moving to Saskatchewan in 1984.

The Church Army placement there involved the leadership of three Churches, one white and two with indigenous congregations. Keith also served as a teacher and mentor for indigenous lay people training for ordination within the Diocese. In 1988 he felt a calling towards ordination and the family, now with a daughter as well, moved into residence at Wycliffe College in Toronto. They returned to the Diocese in 1991 and Keith served as a curate at St. George's Moncton with Canon Wally Corey, was then moved to the Parrish of
Simonds and in 1999 they moved to the parish of Pennfield, where they served for 18 years. Both Keith and Vivian retired in 2017 and he now leads the Senior Ministry in the Archdeanery and has been appointed Archdeacon for our area. He and Vivian are pleased to belong to the parish of Coldbrook, St. Mary where Keith serves as an honorary assistant. In addition to their three children they now have six grandchildren.