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Welcome all Anglican Churchmen

Conference 2015

"Volunteers in the Church"


Saturday April 25, 2015

At St. James' Church

184 Oxford St.
Ingersoll, Ontario

Hosted by the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen

Program For the Day


9:00 am  -  Registration/coffee

9:30 am  -  Welcome: Dr. Paul Cavers

              Morning Prayer - Chaplain Rev. Greg Jenkins

                                   Rev. Meghan Nicholls

 9:50 am   - First Speaker: Deb Landon

10:50 am  - Coffee/Tea

11:15 am  - Second Speaker – Rev. Keith Nethery

12:15 pm  - Lunch

1:15 pm  -  Photo

1:25 pm  -  Third Speaker: Dr. Paul Cavers

2:15 pm  -  Discussion Time - outline of the volunteer work of the St. James' BAC

2:45 pm  - Coffee/Tea and Social Time

3:15 pm  -  Annual General Meeting – Diocesan BAC

4:00 pm  -  Break

4:15 pm  -  Communion Service & Installation of Officers

               Celebrant: The Right Rev. Robert F. Bennett

               Officiate: Chaplain Rev. Greg Jenkins

5:45 pm  -  Social hour

6:15 pm  - Banquet

Banquet Speaker: The Right Rev. Robert F. Bennett – Bishop of Huron


Note: Registration, presentations and Banquet will take place in the Church proper, which is wheel chair accessible.



Conference speakers:

Mrs. Deb Landon - Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg & Area

Deb was born, raised and still living in Ingersoll, Ontario.  She is currently the Executive Director of Big Brothers and Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and area.  As the Executive  Director since 1989, Deb has been an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters for 33 years.  In 1982, Deb was one of the founding members of Big Sisters of Ingersoll.

She was instrumental in establishing a working relationship between Big Brothers of Ingersoll and Big Sisters of Ingersoll, by finding shared office space, funding and coordinated programs.  In 1986, Deb assisted with the amalgamation process to become Ingersoll & District Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association.

By 2001, she was actively involved in the expansion of service to include Tillsonburg, in the agency service delivery area.

Deb has been an adult In-School Mentor since 2001 and a Big Sister to a young girl since 2014.  Active on national and provincial committees in the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement, Deb has also been an active voice on local and regional committees, school councils, etc. to benefit the needs of children in Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and Area.  She is a member of the Social Planning Council Oxford, as well.

Rev. T. Keith Nethery - Rector of St. Stephen's Memorial in London, Ontario

Rev. Keith has been telling stories from a young age.  From the elementary school public speaking competition to making up “the call” of make believe horse races, it was apparent communication would be a big part of his life.  At age 15 he was, at the time, the youngest licensed standardbred harness racing announcer in the sports history.  At age 19, Keith was off to Fanshawe College for Radio Broadcasting.  A 15 year career in radio followed with placements in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

In 1992, Keith was accepted into the Bachelor of Theology Program at the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon.  In 1995, he was ordained and spent 7 years as Rector of All Saints, Medicine Hat and St. Ambrose, Redcliff in Alberta.  In 2002, Keith returned to his home diocese, with a 4 year posting as Rector of the Parish of the Thames.  In 2006, he moved to St. Stephen's Memorial in London, Ont.

In the Diocese of Huron, Keith has served as Communications Officer, Media Relations Officer, member of the Board of the Huron Church News, Columnist for the HCN, Anglican host of Life and Faith TV and has been a yearly presenter in a variety of roles at Diocesan Synod.

It is his personal belief that telling our story is the most important thing that we do in our daily communication.

Dr. Paul Cavers - Diocesan President BAC

Paul has been the diocesan President of the BAC since April 26, 2014.  Prior to that, he has been a long-term BAC member and treasurer at St George's Church in London.

Paul attended UTS in Toronto for High School, Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph as an undergraduate and the University College of North Wales (University of Wales) for his PhD.  He then spent more than 40 years teaching and doing research in experimental plant ecology at the University of Western Ontario.

For the past twelve years, Paul and his wife Joan have taken many trips to Vancouver Island to visit his daughter Glenys and her family.  Glenys was not able to continue her career as a swim coach after moving to BC from Ontario, but she did take a voluntary position assisting in a thrift shop near her home north of Victoria.  Within a very few years, Glenys became the Director of seven thrift stores in Sidney, Brentwood Bay and northern Victoria.  Now she is also the Director of the Shoal Activity Centre in Sidney and is responsible for one of the largest and most successful volunteer programs in Canada.  Paul will describe this program in his presentation.

The Right Rev’d Robert F. Bennett

Diocesan Bishop of Huron  Incorporated Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Huron

The Right Rev’d Robert F. Bennett began ordained ministry in the Diocese of Huron in May of 1974 when he was ordained as a Deacon.  A year later, he was ordained a Priest and has served parishes in:  Simcoe; Woodhouse & Port Ryerse; Chesley; Tara & Paisley; Kitchener; Brantford and Windsor.  Bishop Bennett has served on numerous diocesan committees including:   the Pension Board; Administration & Finance; Parish Education Council; Huron Church Camp Council; as well as being appointed the Regional Dean of Brant; Archdeacon of Brant/Norfolk and later Archdeacon of Essex.  Among other community organizations, he has been a member of the Board of CAS Windsor and Essex counties; the AIDs Committee of Windsor; the Windsor City Centre Revitalization Task Force; and, a member of Brantford Interfaith Counselling Centre Organization Committee.   Bishop Bennett is the Chair of the Corporation of Huron University College and sits on the Board of Governors of Renison University College.  He was elected as Suffragan (assistant) Bishop of Huron on June 5, 2002 and consecrated on September 14, 2002.   On January 10, 2009, he was enthroned as Diocesan Bishop of Huron.  Bishop Bennett has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario; a Master of Divinity from Huron University College; and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity.


How to find us:

Web link to St. James’ - St. James' Church


Direction from 401 to 184 Oxford St., Ingersoll:


·              take exit 218 (Harris St./ Plank line)

·              continue north on Harris

·              follow bend in road onto Canterbury St.

·              continue to Oxford St.

·              turn right onto Oxford St. - St James is on the left. 

      Parking lot off Oxford St. (easy access entrance on Frances Street.



Registration Form

Please copy this form, fill in and send to address below.
See you at the conference!

One form per attendee and remit your completed form before April 13, 2015.





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Fee schedule: Please tick one

All day including Banquet - $ 55.00 _______

Conference only                - $ 25.00________

Student all day including Banquet  - $ 40.00 _______

Dietary needs:__________________________________________________


Please make cheque payable to:

St. James’ BAC

 Mail to:

Conference 2015

c/o St. James’ Anglican Church

184 Oxford St.

Ingersoll, ON  N5C 2V7  


Enquiries: Scott Naisbitt   e mail:   mailto:[email protected]

                              Phone:  226-973-4573 

            or St James' church office:  519-485-0385