Our Team

 
  The Rev. Dr. David Clark
Minister
 

Rev. David seeks to nourish compassion in Christian community by helping others explore the Scriptures, integrate faith and life, and trust in Christ. To encourage authentic, engaged, and responsible faith, he invites thoughtful reflection and challenging questions. As he offers teaching, preaching, and pastoral care, Rev. David hopes that the people of New St. James may be rooted in the kindness of God’s Word, and may flourish “like trees planted by streams of water” (Psalm 1).

As Minister, he is Teaching Elder and Theologian-in-Residence. In 2020, he completed a Ph.D. in Theological Studies at the University of Toronto and Wycliffe College (dissertation title: “Jewish Scriptures in Nazi Germany: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Old Testament, 1932-1945”). His research explores biblical interpretation, Jewish-Christian relations, and post-Holocaust theology. His publications appear in The Scottish Journal of Theology, The Canadian-American Theological Review, and The Expository Times. He has taught at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and at Wycliffe College (where he is Adjunct Faculty). He was recently appointed to the Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Rev. David previously ministered at Calvin Presbyterian Church (North Bay) and at St. David’s Presbyterian Church (Campbellville). He is a Unit Chaplain in the Canadian Army (Primary Reserve).

He is married and loves spending time with his wife and young children.

Phone 519-434-1127 Ext. 2
Email : dclark@newstjames.ca
Torin Chiles 
Director of Music
 
Torin has served as Director of Music at New St. James since 2004 and has worked as a professional musician for over 30 years. He has taught Voice and Voice Pedagogy at Western University’s Faculty of Music since 1999 and loves living in beautiful London with his wife, Lesley and two sons, Nawton and Tennyson. When not at the piano or on the organ bench he might be found in his garage tinkering on his model railroad empire!
 
Phone 519-434-1127 Ext. 3.
 
Bruce Curtis 
Clerk of Session
 
Bruce Curtis has been a Clerk of Session at New St. James since 2007, serving first as Deputy Clerk, and since 2013 as Clerk. In addition to the nominal tasks of taking the minutes and maintaining the records of the Church, he provides leadership and guidance to the Session and the Moderator. As a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, he has held various positions and performed many functions at the Congregational, Presbytery and National levels of the Church. Bruce brings his administrative and managerial skills and knowledge from his career in public service and as a Town Planner.
 
 
Judi Le Blanc
Office Administrator
 
Judi has been our Office Administrator since January 2018. She brings with her a wide variety of administrative experience within the private and public sectors. While not in the office she can be found enjoying many types of sports with her family and friends.
 
 
 
Mark McDonald
Custodian
 
Mark joined the New St. James team in 2008.   He finds it a privilege to maintain the beautiful building and to serve the kind congregation and many outside groups that use it.
 
* Church office hours are Monday to Thursday 9am-12 noon and 1pm to 3pm *
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