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The Venerable Jeff Ward

Jeff was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Montreal and the GTA. He has traveled a long journey through several denominations which has offered him experience and perspective for the challenges that other people have faced while seeking a deeper spirituality and a nurturing church experience.

He spent 20 years in the technology manufacturing industry and finally answered the call to ordained ministry in 2001. Jeff is married to Sue-Ann who is also an Anglican priest. Together, they have raised four wonderful children.

Jeff has a passion for people. He holds a particular passion for outreach through social justice, compassionate care, and family ministry in his practice of ministry. He is constantly seeking excellence in all aspects of ministry and the inclusion of all people in the church of God.



Rev. Canon Dr. Alan Hayes

Honorary Assistant Priest

Alan Hayes has taught church history at University of Toronto's Wycliffe College since 1975, when he completed his Ph.D. in religious studies at McGill University, Montreal.


Along the way he was ordained to his academic ministry. As part of his formation for this vocation, he served an assistant curacy at St. George’s Anglican Church, Willowdale. After that he was honorary assistant priest at St. James, Humber Bay (now “Christ Church St. James”), which has had many connections with Wycliffe; and for about a dozen years he was honorary assistant priest at St. Simon’s, Oakville and he very recently joined St Cuthbert’s in southeast Oakville, very near his home. "It’s a great blessing to feel thoroughly involved in a Christian community that isn’t an academic one!" He's also an honorary canon of Christ’s Church Cathedral, Hamilton. 

He lives with his wife, Reverend Morar Murray-Hayes in Oakville, Ontario. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Dr. Daniel Lee

Music Director

Dan's musical journey started at age 7 with theory, singing, and piano/organ lessons while attending St. Michael's Choir School (a renowned, touring all-boys  school providing liturgical music for St Michael's Cathedral Basilica in Toronto).  He then attended the University of Toronto, attaining 2 degrees- in Molecular Genetics, and DDS.  While at U of T, Dan was singing in the Trinity College Chapel Choir (Dr Robert Bell), and Hart House Chorus (John Tuttle).  From 1988-2019, Dan was Music Director/Organist at St Leonard's Roman Catholic (Brampton), St James RC (Etobicoke), and Mary, Mother of God RC Oakville).  


Dan is married to Kola, and they have three children: Thomas, Theresa, and Cecilia, who are in university/high school, and also musical!

Anna Tavakoli

Children & Youth Ministry

Anna grew up at St. Cuthbert's having been a member of our Sunday School and Youth Group.  We are excited that she has since joined us as our Children's Ministry and Youth Leader.

Lori Kennedy 


Lori has been with St. Cuthbert's since 2016 and has a background in Business Administration and has been in church administration for 20+ years. She has extensive knowledge of the Oakville and loves helping her community. 

Lori is married and has 3 adult children.  Lori can often be found outdoors hiking while enjoying her hobby as a landscape photographer.

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