The AbbeyChurch Leadership:
In addition to the amazing leadership shown each week by so many who attend, The AbbeyChurch has an amazing leadership core team which includes the following folks who are responsible for guiding the overall vision of the church:
- (The Rev.) Meagan Crosby-Shearer
- (The Rev.) Rob Crosby-Shearer
- Marilyn Gough
- Katherine Haupt
- Jeffrey Horncastle
- Christopher McDonald
- Nathan McDonald
- Kirsten Horncastle
- Catherine Pate
- Aneeta Saroop
- Nancy Walker
The Rev. Meagan Crosby-Shearer, EC – Priest. Meagan has a rich and varied life experience. Born in Victoria, she has a passion for creative liturgy and prayer, social justice and engaging ways of telling our faith story. She has been involved in musical theatre, gospel choirs and loves reading and the beauty of the West Coast! She served in the Philippines for a year as an ‘ecumenical-intern-in-mutual-mission’ with the United Church of Canada. She is trained as a Registered Nurse and is a priest in The Anglican Church of Canada. She works part time at St. Matthias Church and is a mother to Amaya and Zion.
The Rev. Rob Crosby-Shearer, EC – Deacon. Rob has worked in Christian ministry for the last 15+ years. Rob has been part of the Emmaus and Jeremiah Communities (New Monastic) and lived for 5 years in Zacchaeus House, a Catholic Worker community house of hospitality. He served as music director at the campus-based Wine Before Breakfast, was National Youth Coordinator with justgeneration.ca/PWRDF, directed the the Nidus Festival with the Canadian Council of Churches in 2006, worked in campus ministry and congregational ministry in the Anglican and United Churches of Canada (most recently at St. Philip Anglican Church in Victoria) and was involved for over a decade at Parkdale Neighbourhood Church (a Baptist ‘street church’ in Toronto now called “The Dale”) and worked casual at the Mustard Seed here in Victoria. He is also the Conference Minister for Embracing the Spirit with BC Conference of the United Church and is ordained in the Anglican Church. He has co-owned an organic bakery, made all kinds of music, loves hiking, brewing beer, cooking and coffee! He is a daddy to Amaya and Zion.