Huronia Cluster Ministry clergy team includes the Rev. Maureen Hair, the Rev. Ron McLean, Associate Priest, the Revs. Sue Curtis, and Jim Ferry, Deacons.
After a 3 year pilot project where we joined the 2 parishes of Washago-Price’s Corners and Coldwater-Medonte in one administrative structure that we called Huronia Cluster Ministry, it was decided by the membership and approved by the bishop to revert to operating as 2 separate parishes again.
Accordingly, on October 1, 2017, the parish of Washago-Price’s Corners reverted to a single structure as a parish consisting of St. Paul, Washago, St. Luke, Price’s Corners and the Church of the Good Samaritan, Port Stanton. Bishop Fenty appointed the Rev. Maureen Hair as priest-in-charge. The Rev. Jim Ferry continues as parish deacon. Similarly, Bishop Fenty appointed the Rev. Ron McLean as priest-in-charge of Coldwater-Medonte (now a single point of St. George, Fairvalley). The Rev. Sue Curtis continues as parish deacon.
The Clergy OF THE PARISH
The Reverend Maureen Hair
After a career in business and social services and a period of theological education, volunteer and paid lay ministry, Maureen entered ordained ministry in 2001, starting out as incumbent of the 4 point Lake of Bays Anglican parish in the diocese of Algoma. In 2005, she was appointed to the parish of Washago-Price's Corners in the diocese of Toronto. In 2014, her responsibilities expanded to include the parish of Coldwater-Medonte to form the pilot project of the Huronia Cluster Ministry. After a 3- year trial period, the cluster reverted to operating as two separate parishes on a vote by members and approved by Bishop Fenty. In October 2017, Maureen transitioned to part time retirement ministry, assigned as the priest-in-charge of the parish of Washago-Price’s Corners. Maureen lives with her husband Ralph and they have two married sons and three granddaughters.
The Reverend Jim Ferry
Jim grew up in Washago, and after graduating from Georgian College, Barrie he first worked as a developmental instructor at Huronia Regional Centre, Orillia. As a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church he became a lay reader and in March 1997 he was ordained as a vocational deacon. Jim was also a volunteer firefighter in Severn Township and became a career member of the Innisfil Fire Rescue Service for 12 years until his retirement, totalling 34 years of service. Jim continues to serve liturgically with the parish. His diaconal ministry is chaplain for both the Innisfil and Severn fire departments. Jim is married to Heather and they have two married sons and three grandchildren.