The Rev. Don Beyers: Priest-in-Charge
Ordained in 2016, Don has served as a parish priest in two parishes, most recently Christ Church in Bolton. Prior to ordination, Don spent close to 15 years in ministry in educational and parish settings.
Rev. Hannah Johnston: Assistant Curate
Hannah is originally from the UK, but spent five years in New York City before moving to Canada in 2019. She was ordained as a transitional deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada in 2023. Prior to ordination Hannah spent 11 years working in church ministry as a lay person, in the UK, US, and Canada. Five of these years were spent at St. Lydia’s Dinner Church in Brooklyn, where she fell in love with the practice of worship taking place around a meal. Hannah would be delighted to talk about Dinner Church with anyone who is interested!
Hannah has a BSc(Hons) in Psychology from the University of Sussex, a BA(Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission from the University of Durham (St. Mellitus College), and a Masters in Divinity from the University of Toronto (Trinity College.)
Before leaving the UK, Hannah worked for a small but diverse Anglican church on a public housing estate in London, where she was involved in interfaith community organising, working together with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian congregations on issues of social justice.
Hannah previously worked for several years in the fashion industry as a stylist/personal shopper, and also has a background working in homeless provision, with affordable housing tenants, and in welfare benefit administration.
Hannah is committed to making church inclusive and fully affirming of LGBTQ+ people, creating fun and caring communities, empowering women, and working with people of other faiths. She loves hot weather, interesting ideas and conversations, wine, and anything with melted cheese. She has a deep and enduring passion for karaoke. She is married to Johnny and they live in Toronto with two very important cats.
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Drakeford: Honorary Assistant
But call me Stephen, please! And if you must, Fr. Stephen is fine (😉).
I am delighted that Fr. Don asked Bishop Andrew to appointment me as your Honorary Assistant. I am very pleased to accept this appointment to St. Anne’s.
Director of Music
Director of Music
Mervin is the founding director of the Toronto Beach Chorale, the Artistic Director of the MCS Chorus of Mississauga, and conductor of the PCS Singers of Brampton and the National Award-winning Esprit Chamber Choir. Mervin is a strong proponent of arts education, Mervin presents an innovative and successful interactive arts education program for elementary school students in the Peel School Board. Integrating Canadian visual art, poetry, and music, the program showcases a song cycle inspired by Group of Seven paintings and poetry written by young people.
A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music (MUS BAC), he has diplomas in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as a Colleague diploma and a Certificate in Service Playing from the Royal Canadian College of Organists.
Mervin is a wonderful vocal coach who inspires joyful singing.
Thomas is the videographer for St. Anne's Anglican Church. He has a college diploma from Humber College in Broadcast Television/Videography.
Thomas likes to go for walks around different parts of the city, likes photographing birds, and likes to explore different coffee shops in the city.
Shari Ellis, Rector's Warden
David Roeder, People's Warden
Christopher Caradonna, Deputy Rector's Warden
Peter Gorman, Deputy People's Warden
The Rev. Don Beyers
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Drakeford
Trustees & Corporation Members:
Rev. Don Beyers (Priest-in-Charge)
David Roeder (People's Warden)
Shari Ellis (Rector's Warden)
Christopher Caradonna: Deputy Rector's Warden
Peter Gorman: Deputy People's Warden
Treasurer & Property Manager:
Ex-Officio Member of Corporation:
Director of Music: