Anglican Church of Canada
The Rev. Paul Jennings was born in Toronto, and studied literature in Toronto, and theology in Montreal and Germany (Tübingen, Wuppertal, and the Predigerseminar Essen). He was ordained in the Diocese of Montreal in 1991, where he served 2 years in a suburban curacy, 6 years in a rural parish, 2 years at the Cathedral, and 12 years as Director of Pastoral Studies at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College. He moved to Nova Scotia in 2013 with his wife Elisabeth, who is Minister of St. George’s and St. Andrew’s United Church in Annapolis Royal. Paul began serving as Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Wilmot in September 2014, and was appointed Rector beginning February 2015.
Rev. Paul Jennings is found third from the left in this photo of the Celebration of New Ministry Service, which was held on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Holy Trinity.
Rev. Jennings is standing behind the Advent Wreath at All Saints’ while the Sunday School lights the Advent candles. (December 2014)
Rev. Michael McKeage was ordained a priest for the Diocese of NS & PEI by the Rt Rev Fred Hiltz in 2002. He was born in Asbestos, Quebec, in 1954. His family moved to Newfoundland in 1963, where Michael completed high school and met his future wife, Diane. After a 20-year career in the Canadian Forces, he retired early and returned to his university studies, completing a Bachelor of Theology degree in 2000. In addition to parish ministry, Michael is devoted to providing pastoral care to veterans and providing a ministry of presence to the residents of the Veterans Affairs Wing at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Michael and Diane enjoy a quiet lifestyle, are avid readers and dog owners, and love spending time with their grandchildren. “If we knew being grandparents was this much fun, we would have done that first!!” Michael’s retirement was marked at the parish service at All Saints’ on November 2.
The Rev. Canon Edward Vaughan served in several parishes in Quebec and Ontario during his ministry. He retired to the Annapolis Valley with his wife Janet. Ed has an active ministry in the Parish of Wilmot, including celebrating and preaching, the treasurer of St. Joseph’s Men’s Guild, and pastoral care coverage when the rector is away. For six years he offered a weekly bible study for parishioners. Ed has a terrific sense of humour, and can often be heard closing gatherings with a little humorous story he found somewhere in his travels. On Sunday, May 31 we celebrated with Fr. Ed on 50 years in priestly ministry.
The Rev. Canon Ken Vaughan served his Ordained Ministry [Deacon, 1977, Priest, 1978] in the Diocese of N.S. & P.E.I. With his wife, Barb, they served the Parishes of St. John’s, North Sydney, N.S. as Curate; and as Rector of the Parishes of Hubbards, N.S.; Wilmot, N.S.; St. James’, Kentville, N.S.; Holy Trinity, Liverpool, N.S.; and Annapolis in Annapolis Royal, N.S.. He has served the Diocese of N.S. and P.E.I. as a Regional Dean [1985-1991], Archdeacon [1992-1997], and as a Canon of the Cathedral Church [1997-2005]. He became an Honorary Canon in 2005. In 2016, Barb and Fr. Ken found a home for their retirement in Greenwood, where their passion for family, gardening, and golfing can find expression in this new chapter of their lives.