Bishop Stephen Andrews is pleased to announce the appointment of The Reverend Heather Manuel as the new Incumbent of the combined parishes of Lake of Bays and St James, Gravenhurst, beginning 1 September 2014. Heather has been the half-time Incumbent of Lake of Bays Parish since 2006. Her new responsibilities at St James’ Church will also be half-time.
Heather is no stranger to St James’ Church, having served as Honorary Assistant from 2003 to 2006. She also served as Diocesan Program and Youth Consultant from 2003 to 2011. A daughter of the Diocese of Algoma, Heather grew up on St Joseph Island. She then attended the University of Toronto where she received her BA (Hons) before completing her MDiv at Trinity College. She was made Deacon in 2003 and ordained Priest in 2004. She is married to Joe, and they have two young children. The Bishop expressed his gratitude to The Reverend Mal Binks for agreeing to serve St James as part-time Interim Incumbent.