Rector: The Rev'd Nicole Uzans
The rector is the priest responsible for the functions of the parish.
➡️ Click here for our 2021 Covenant in Ministry
➡️ Click here for Rev. Nicole's Easter letter to the Parish
The Rev. Nicole Uzans graduated from the Atlantic School of Theology (AST) in 2013 and served her first year in ordained ministry at St. John’s in Wolfville, before becoming Rector of the Parish of Northumberland (2014-19). She is the Pilgrimage Coordinator for Camino Nova Scotia, a program of AST, and a pilgrim in her own right, having walked the Camino de Santiago in 2019. Prior to ordination, Nicole developed a career in the arts, working variously as an arts instructor, curator, community arts animator, and painter. She is married to Penny Nelson, a minister in the United Church of Canada, and together they love vegetable gardening, ocean swimming, and hosting fabulous backyard bonfires.
Honorary Assistant: The Rev'd Dr. V. Bruce Matthews
The honorary assistant works part-time in the parish assisting the rector in preaching and leading worship.
The Rev. Dr. Bruce Matthews was ordained priest in 1966 in Toronto and has served in several dioceses, including Kurunegala (Church of Ceylon). As a professor for many years, he was a specialist in the Indian religious tradition, specifically Buddhism, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion at Acadia University.
Director of Music & Organist: Dr. Michelle Boyd
The director of music is responsible for the music and choir at St John's.
🎶 We are always looking for more choristers; please email to get in touch!
Dr. Michelle Boyd has been the Director of Music at St. John’s since 2015. A pianist and organist, she has been involved in church music for as long as she can remember and greatly values the sense of community that comes from being in a church choir. Michelle is also an instructor in Acadia University’s School of Music (her alma mater), where she teaches courses in musicology and musicianship, directs the Acadia University Singers, and plays French horn in the Acadia Wind Ensemble. When she’s not rehearsing or teaching music, Michelle enjoys walking through Wolfville’s beautiful trails with her dog, Molly.
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