Who's Who at St. Peter's
The priest, staff and parishioners of St. Peter's Anglican Church welcome you.
The Rev. Vernal Savage was born and raised in Jamaica. He has been an active member of the Church in the Diocese of Jamaica & the Cayman Islands before migrating to Canada August 2002. Vernal was under consideration for ordained ministry prior to leaving for Canada and continued the effort to respond to the call to ministry.
Vernal recently served as Interim Priest-In-Charge of St. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole. Prior to that he served as Priest-In-Charge of the Church of St. Michael & All Angels for a two (2) year appointment. Prior to that he served as Assistant Curate at the Church of St. Andrew, Scarborough. He served as Deacon at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi and was an Adjunct Professor with Seneca College, teaching Accounting and Bookkeeping and Accounting Mathematics and Bookkeeping Mathematics prior to entering fulltime ministry.
Vernal holds a Masters of Divinity (MDiv.) from University of Toronto/Trinity College/ Toronto School of Theology, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies (BSc.Mangt.-Hon.) from the University of the West Indies. He has an Ordinary Certificate in Business Studies (OCBS/ONC) obtained from the University of Technology formerly the College of Arts Science and Technology. He received training as a lay anointer in the Diocese of Toronto and has served in several positions within the church including being Counsellor, Lay Pastoral Assistant, Lay Reader, Chaplain, Synod Representative, Deanery Youth Coordinator, Church Committee and Youth Pastor. Vernal completed a unit of the Canadian Association of Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP). Vernal’s particular interest is “Reconciliation and the Link with Pastoral Care”.
Vernal was a volunteer in assisting with the formation of the African Canadian Christian Network (ACCN). He also served on the boards of the CAST-UTECH Alumni Association and the Citizens for the Advancement Of Community Development.
Vernal and his wife, Ena, have been married for thirty-two years. They have three beautiful children, Kamiel, Khristoff and Khristina. Vernal is a multi-talented individual who has been involved in counselling, teaching, project consultancy, bank management, management consultancy, organizational development and change management, and public policy. He has worked with and led efforts in the private and public sector extensively in countries of the western hemisphere.
The Reverend Sister Mary Florence Liew
Youth Group Leader
Anila Margret Antony
Lay Delegate to Synod
Alternate Delegate to Synod
Coffee Hour Coordinator
to be announced