Staff and Leadership
Rev. Owen Ash
Rev. Lorenzo Cromwell
George Duma & Tami Zacharias
Directors of Mission: Tami joined Operation Mobilisation (OM) and served in England as a youth leader and trainer for three years before moving back to Canada to work as Human Resources Director in OM Canada’s office in 2014. George joined St. J&B in 2015 bringing with him a great knowledge of our community gleaned from years working as a local journalist and teaching journalism at Niagara College. He presently works as the Quality Control Editor for the Calgary Herald at Postmedia Editorial Services.
Shaun & Lynn Poirier
Directors of Community Life:
Coordinator of Messy Church:
Lori was a youth leader at St. J&B for over 10 years where she coordinated countless events for our youth. She worked both at the Diocesan and parish levels in the realm of children's minstry. She has a great passion in seeing children & youth succeed and loves working with kids of all ages. Born and raised in Port Colborne. Lori currently works for the District School Board of Niagara as an Educational Assistant. She enjoys reading, walking, gardening, and most of all spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters.
Pat Davis was baptized, confirmed and married at St. J &B. She is a member of the choir, and is also the envelope secretary. She serves on Diocesan committees and on the Board of Directors for Community Living. Pat and Alan have two children. Tanya (married to Chris) has Ethan, and Ryan (married to Sarah) have Evan and Emily. The three grandchildren are the light of her life. She sings in The Port Colborne Chorale and The Harbourlite Singers. She is a world traveller which includes mission work but is always happy to be home.
Director of Worship:
Ashley was born and raised in Port Colborne and is a lifelong member at St. J&B. This meant she was involved in church from an early age, taking on different roles such as serving, youth leadership, and Parish Council as the youth delegate to Synod. Ashley is deeply involved in the music program at St. J&B, where you can hear her sing in the choir, accompany the choir on flute, or lead musical worship on Sundays. Ashley's hope and calling is to help facilitate inspiring worship at St. J&B.
Rick & Heather Osborne
Rick and Heather are the pioneers of our newest outreach program: "Ozzy's Garage," where at-risk youth get the opportunity of a lifetime to rebuild old hotrods and choppers alongside Rick Osborne. Not only is Rick a master mechanic, but his story of street-life, crime, prison, and redemption enable him to mentor young people towards positive life choices and faith. Heather's experience as a teacher and her knowledge of social supports enable her to not only assist in the garage program, but also to offer outreach to young women in need.
Leslie has been an active parish member since 1975. She has been serving as Treasurer since 2002 and works full time as the Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Port Colborne Inc. Leslie has served as a Board Member of the Port Colborne General Hospital and on the Hospital Foundation Board. She sings with the St. J & B choir and with The Port Colborne Chorale. Leslie is married to Tim, is mother to three grown children (Dana, Patrick and Ashley) and is “Yia Yia” to three grandchildren (Ethan, Turner and Josephine). Contact Leslie.
Tami was raised in Southern Manitoba. She joined Operation Mobilisation (OM) and served in England as a youth leader and trainer for three years before moving back to Canada to work as Human Resources Director in OM Canada’s office in 2014. Joining St. J&B around the same time, she enjoys studying (BA, BEd), drinking tea, going to the beach, and reading. Find out more about OM here. Check out Tami's blog here.
Linda has enjoyed St. J & B as her home parish for many years. She was born and raised in Port Colborne. From her childhood she has great memories of Camp Artaban. She is blessed with two daughters, Kelly (married to Angelo) with Peter and Zoe, and Larkin. Since her retirement from Canadian Tire Financial Services, Linda delights in spending more time with the grandkids. She enjoys reading, traveling, and being outdoors. Part of Linda’s ministry as a personal assistant is to help Rob make the most of his time.
Green Parish Facilitator
Robin and her family joined St. J & B in 2012 after searching for a church to call home. She is married to Pete and has 2 daughters, Taylor and Jade, now living in Guelph. Her son, Hunter
also lives in Port Colborne and his fiance Felisha lives in Crystal Beach. Robin is a part of the Pastoral
Care team and teaches Sunday school. She also has a passion for environmental stewardship and creation care. She loves the sense of community and belonging that St. J & B provides her and her family.