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
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