New incumbents – Stephanie Wood and John Perris

 on March 31, 2023

Faith Tides congratulates Stephanie Wood as the new incumbent of St Peter, Campbell River, and St Saviour, Cortes Island, beginning on April 15, 2023.

She will leave her current position as associate priest at St John the Divine, Victoria, to take on this new challenge in the Mid-North Island Region.

Stephanie comes from Vancouver Island where she spent the past 21 years as a licensed practical nurse working for Island Health Authority. In 2014, she left her nursing practice to explore a call to ordained ministry. During Stephanie’s discernment, she discovered her passion for pastoral care and supporting people in their spiritual and emotional growth. Following her graduation at the Vancouver School of Theology, Stephanie completed a Spiritual Care Residency for Providence Health Authority and is preparing for certification as a Spiritual Care Practitioner.


Stephanie’s personal interests include horseback riding, gardening, cooking and hosting fun, lively dinner parties, and socializing with good friends and family.

We are also pleased to announce that John Perris will be the new incumbent of St Michael and All Angels, Royal Oak, starting in May 2023.

John comes from the Episcopal Diocese of New York, where he serves as the Canon to the Ordinary. John earned his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1986 and then practiced law for nine years.  Following his graduation from the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church and his ordination in 1998, he served at parishes in the dioceses of Massachusetts, Newark and Virginia, and the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.

To learn more about John, read his article in this month’s issue of Faith Tides.

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