Staff Team

 
 
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Fr. Simon Lobo, CC, Pastor

Fr. Simon Lobo was ordained in Ottawa, for the Companions of the Cross, in May, 2009.

He joined the team here at Saint Benedict Parish in July, 2015 as a priest intern and became Pastor, July 1, 2017.

What do you like most about SaintBP? I love the people and the spirit of joy at the parish. Most of all, I love the overall focus we place on helping people encounter Jesus and grow in friendship with Him.

Fr. Simon leads the:

  • Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • Worship & Sacraments Team (formerly Clergy Team)

His Clifton StrengthFinder top five strengths are:
achiever, focus, learner, harmony, and belief.

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Fr. Alex Colautti, Associate Pastor

On staff team since: July, 2018

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths: 
restorative, strategic, connectedness, input, belief
 

  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Worship & Sacraments Team

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Kate Robinson, Director of Communications

On staff team since: October, 2010

What do you like best about SaintBP? People's generous willingness to share their gifts and their journey. The feeling of authentic family here. And the openness to finding new ways to introduce others to Jesus Christ and the Church. 

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths: 
connectedness, input, intellection, belief, and responsibility.

  • Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • Mission Support Team

Kate: 902.443.0725 ex 29
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Rob McDowell, Director of Operations

On staff team since: August, 2014

What do you like best about SaintBP? The Christ centred vision and optimism for the future.

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths are: 
learner, intellection, input, relator, and restorative.

  • Senior Leadership Team (SLT) 

Rob: 902.443.0725 ex 26
Send Rob an email. 

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Bill Scollard, Director of Pastoral Ministries

On staff team since: September, 2017

What do you like best about SaintBP? I love the people I work with!  I love the fact that we all love Jesus and we try our very best every day to play our small part in delivering on His mission..

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths are: 
empathy, developer,  includer, positivity, and belief.

  • Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • Disciple Formation Team

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Dinah Simmons, Director of Sacramental Preparation & Liturgy

On staff team since: August, 1999

What do you like best about SaintBP? People filled with faith, love, hope and joy; it’s palpable!

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths: 
input, intellection, adaptability, empathy, and connectedness.

  • Worship & Sacraments Team
  • Disciple Formation Team

Dinah: 902.443.0725 ex 24
Send Dinah an email.
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Tanya Noye, Alpha & Connections Coordinator

On staff team since: June, 2018

What do you like best about SaintBP? It’s a real community! My family and I have a great big extended family of faith now in which we truly love and care for one another.

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths: 
includer, positivity, achiever, WOO, and communication.

  • Disciple Formation Team

Tanya: 902.443.0725 ex 28
Send Tanya an email.
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Matt Vaughan, Communications Coordinator

On staff team since: September, 2017

What do you like best about SaintBP? I love that this parish is committed, at every level, to living the mission of Jesus in the modern world.

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths: 
activator, maximizer, significance, input, and strategic.

  • Mission Support Team

Matt: 902.443.0725 ex 42
Send Matt an email.
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Listen to Matt on the SaintBP Podcast, The Church We Want To Be.

 
 
 
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Chris Yetman, Manager of Finance

On staff team since: January, 2016

What do you like best about SaintBP? How people have a genuine interest and care for others. The overwhelming generosity of our members when called upon, and the joy of participation at Mass on Sunday. 

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths: 
communication, responsibility, relator, activator, and arranger.

  • Mission Support Team

Chris: 902.443.0725 ex 21
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Darlene Bonang, Office Manager

On staff team since: February, 2013

What do you like best about SaintBP? It is so alive!

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths: 
consistency, woo, communication, developer, and harmony.

  • Mission Support Team

Darlene: 902.443.0725 press 0
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Laura O'Rourke, Director of Children's Ministries

On staff team since: October, 2016

What do you like best about SaintBP? I love the culture of drawing people to, and deeper into, relationship with Christ. The amazing community of people here is pretty awesome too.

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths are: 
intellection, developer, input, belief, and positivity.

  • Pastoral Ministries Team

Please note that Laura is a part-time member of the SBP Staff Team.

Send Laura an email. 
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Ryan Orlando, Facilities & Custodial Manager

On staff team since: January, 2016

What do you like best about SaintBP?  My family and I are greeted at the doors of the church every Sunday for Mass by someone with a smile on their face.

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths:  
adaptability, analytical, ideation, relator, and restorative.

  • Mission Support Team

Ryan: 902.443.0725 ex 40
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Phil Marmen, Music Ministry Leader

On staff team since: January, 2018

What do you like best about SaintBP? That the sense of 'togetherness' is so integral to the parish. In light of what Jesus prays in John 17:21, it's encouraging!

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths are: 
restorative, achiever, responsibility, harmony, and activator.

  • Worship & Sacraments Team 

Please note that Phil is a part-time member of the SBP Staff Team with a full-time job outside of his parish ministry.

Send Phil an email.

 
 
 
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Paul Lang, AV Coordinator

On staff team since: January, 2015

What do you like best about SaintBP? The crazy sense of community. The openness and generous hospitality struck me right away (several people I'd never met gave me hugs).

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths: 
individualization, achiever, maximizer, developer, and responsibility.

  • Mission Support Team

Please note that Paul is a part-time member of the SBP Staff Team (also working with Divine Renovation Ministry).

Send Paul an email. 

 
 
 
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Deacon David Viscount, Permanent Deacon

On staff team since: August, 2015

What do you like best about SaintBP? The people radiate God's love for Jesus and for one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths: 
harmony, empathy, relator, positivity, and learner.

  • Worship & Sacraments Team

Please note that Deacon David has a full-time job outside his ministry at Saint Benedict Parish.
Send Deacon David an email.

 
 
 
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Catherine Gould, Discipleship Group Coordinator

On staff team since: January, 2016

What do you like best about SaintBP? The positive energy.

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths:
arranger, relator, communication, strategic, and maximizer.

  • Disciple Formation Team

Please note that Catherine is part-time and off during the summer months.

Catherine: 902.443.0725 ex 27
Send Catherine an email.

 
 
 
 
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Corey Robinson, Youth Ministry Coordinator

On staff team since: August, 2018

Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths: 
arranger, belief, woo, connectedness, adaptability
 

  • Disciple Formation Team

Send Corey an email. 
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