Council of General Synod 2019 – 2023

The Council of General Synod was constituted at the forty-second session of General Synod in July 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

President The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls
Prolocutor The Rev. Dr. Karen Egan
Deputy Prolocutor Ms. Judith Moses
Chancellor Canon David P. Jones, K.C.
General Secretary The Ven. Alan T. Perry (September 2020 – present)
The Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson (2019 – August 2020)
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Ms. Amal Attia (November 2021 – present)
Ms. Hanna Goschy (2019 – August 2021)
National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop The Most Rev. Chris Harper (December 2022 – present)
The Most Rev. Mark MacDonald (2019 – April 2022)

Elected Members

Province of British Columbia and Yukon

The Most Rev. Lynne McNaughton, Bishop
The Rev. Marnie Peterson, Clergy
Canon Ian Alexander, Laity
Ms. Jody Butler Walker, Laity
Ms. Clare Urquhart, Youth (February 2021 – present)
Ms. Dale Drozda, Youth (2019 – January 2021)

Province of Canada

The Most Rev. David Edwards, Bishop
The Rev. Canon Paulette Bugden, Clergy
Ms. Margaret Jenniex, Laity
Ms. Ann Cumyn, Laity
Mr. Scott Wicks-Potter, Youth

Province of Ontario

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil, Bishop
The Ven. Valerie Kerr, Clergy
Ms. Kim Chadsey, Laity

Mr. Paul Townshend, Laity (October 2021 – present)
Canon Hugh Mackenzie, Laity (2019 – September 2021)
Finn Keesmaat-Walsh, Youth

Province of Rupert’s Land

The Most Rev. Gregory Kerr-Wilson, Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Joey Royal, Bishop
The Rev. Amos Winter, Clergy
Ms. Freda Lepine, Laity
Dr. Michael Siebert, Laity
Mr. Chris Wood, Laity
Mr. Luke Gobbett, Youth

Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples 

Ms. Caroline Chum (July 2021 – present)
Ms. Sheba Mckay (2019 – June 2021)
The Rev. Canon Dr. Murray Still

Anglican Military Ordinariate

LCol the Rev. Canon Dennis F. G. Newhook

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Mr. Chris Bishopp (July 2022 – present)
Ms. Pat Lovell (2019 – March 2022)


The Episcopal Church

Dr. Liza Anderson (October 2022 – present)
Canon Noreen Duncan (2019 – March 2022) 

The Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund

The Rev. Cynthia Haines Turner (November 2022 – present)
The Rev. Canon David Harrison (2019 – May 2022)

Matthew 10:40-42


40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous, 42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

John 15:12-17

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing, but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

John 21:15-19

Jesus and Peter

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” 19 (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.”

Luke 11:33-36

The Light of the Body

33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel basket; rather, one puts it on the lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but if it is unhealthy, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore consider whether the light in you is not darkness. 36 But if your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays.”

Matthew 8:1-4

Jesus Cleanses a Man

8 When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him, and there was a man with a skin disease who came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be made clean!” Immediately his skin disease was cleansed. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”