Staff Team

 
 
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Fr. Simon Lobo, CC

Pastor

Senior Leadership Team

Worship & Sacraments Team Leader

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.

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

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Fr. Alex Colautti, CC

Associate Pastor
Senior Leadership Team
Worship & Sacraments Team

On staff team since: July, 2018

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

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Kate Robinson

Mission Support Team Leader

Senior Leadership Team

Connect Groups

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.

Kate: 902.443.0725 ex 29
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Rob McDowell

Preaching Support

Senior Leadership Team

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.

Please note that Rob is a part-time member of the SBP staff team and also works for Divine Renovation Ministry.

Rob: 902.443.0725 ex 26
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Bill Scollard

Disciple Formation Team Leader

Senior Leadership Team

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.

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Dinah Simmons

Worship & Sacraments

Disciple Formation Team

Worship & Sacraments Team

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.

Dinah: 902.443.0725 ex 24
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Tanya Noye

Alpha & Engagement

Disciple Formation Team

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.

Tanya: 902.443.0725 ex 28
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Matt Vaughan

Communications

Mission Support Team

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.

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

 
 
 
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Chris Yetman

Finance

Mission Support Team

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.

Chris: 902.443.0725 ex 21
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Darlene Bonang

Office Administration
Mission Support Team

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.

Darlene: 902.443.0725 press 0
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Laura O'Rourke

Children's Ministry
Disciple Formation Team

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.

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Ryan Orlando

Facilities

Mission Support Team

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.

Ryan: 902.443.0725 ex 40
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Phil Marmen

Music Ministry

Worship & Sacraments Team

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.

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

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Paul Lang

Audiovisual
Mission Support Team

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.

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

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Deacon David Viscount

Permanent Deacon
Worship & Sacraments Team

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.

Please note that Deacon David has a full-time job outside his ministry at Saint Benedict Parish.
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Catherine Gould

Discipleship Groups
Disciple Formation Team

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.

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

Catherine: 902.443.0725 ex 27
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Corey Robinson

Youth Ministry
Disciple Formation Team

On staff team since: August, 2018

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

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