Our Clergy at Christ Church

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Our dedicated Christ Church Clergy oversee all aspects of parish community life and provide encouragement, and spiritual support to the members of the parish and accross the wider community of Stouffville.

Christ Church's Clergy are at the spititual heart of the parish, leading the various liturgical events throughout the week, including the celebration of Eucharist. They lead dynamic Christian education programs and officiate at key milestone ceremonies such as baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals.

Our Clergy work closely with the members of the parish with a view to fostering a strong spiritual, scriptural and sacramental base within the parish and broader community so that all may encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ. 

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The Reverend Jason Prisley

Incumbent

The Reverend Jason Prisley was born and raised in the Beaches area of Toronto and has a religious background in the Baptist Church tradition, attending Fallingbrook Heights Baptist Church as a young adult.  

Jason attended the University of Toronto and his studies include an Honours B.A. degree with a major in British History and a minor in both Religion and Medieval Studies. During his undergraduate studies, Jason was able to study abroad at the University of Lancaster in England.  Jason attended Wycliffe College in Toronto for his seminary studies, obtaining a Master of Divinity degree in May 2005. 

It was also in May 2005 that Jason was ordained as a Deacon at St. James’ Cathedral in Toronto and began his ministry at Christ Church Deer Park in downtown Toronto as the Assistant Curate. Jason began his ministry at Christ Church Stouffville in May 2007 as the Associate Priest, was named Priest-in-Charge in January 2010 and Incumbent in June 2011.

Jason also enjoys reading, exercising, travelling and spending time with family and friends. Jason is also a self-confessed sports nut, and especially enjoys watching English football (soccer) and hockey.

Jason lives in Stouffville with his wife, Melissa, and their two cats.

You can contact Rev. Jason at jasonprisley@stouffvilleanglican.ca or by calling the parish office at (905) 640-1461.

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The Reverend Don Beyers

Assistant Curate

The Reverend Don Beyers comes to Christ Church after a diverse career history as religious educator, high school and university faculty member, and a few years in publishing. Originally from the United States, Don immigrated to Canada a few years ago and became a Canadian citizen in January 2016. 

After several years of prayerful discernment, he entered the formation process for priestly ministry in the Anglican Church of Canada. He was ordained May 1, 2016 by Archbishop Colin Johnson at St. James Cathedral, Toronto.

Don’s passion for learning and teaching developed at a young age. After completing an undergraduate degree in German Literature and Philosophy, he studied theology and earned a Masters degree in Systematic Theology. His love for theology and spirituality inspired him to share with others the joy of discerning the work of God in all things.

Baptised and raised Roman Catholic, Don initially discerned a vocation to priesthood. However, a brief teaching experience inspired him to teach for a few years. As his journey of faith developed, he began to worship in the Episcopal Church in the United States. Drawn by the rich and diverse spiritual and theological tradition, Don’s faith journey led him to the Anglican Communion.

Aside from reading, Don enjoys writing, running, biking, travelling, and sharing conversations with friends and family. Among his greatest personal accomplishments are the two times he ran the Twin Cities Marathon.

Don begins his ministry at Christ Church as an assistant curate after serving as a pastoral assistant at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto. His home parish is St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Toronto.

You can reach Rev. Don at donbeyers@stouffvilleanglican.ca or by calling the parish office at (905) 640-1461.


To schedule an appointment with either of our
clergy please contact the parish office.