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3114 Dundas St. West Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4J3

St. Luke’s, Palermo’s hours:
Monday to Friday - 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday - 9 am to 5 pm
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The Rev. Garfield Wu

The Rev. Garfield Wu – Rector

Garfield Wu was born in the main land of China, where he lived for over 30 years. He heard the calling of God around 12 years ago and started his journey of pursuing the priesthood to serve the Lord. Before he moved to Canada, he was an engineer, a project manager and an entrepreneur. He attended Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 2014 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Theological Studies and a Diploma of Ministry in 2017. He was ordained into Anglican Church of Canada in February 2018.

Garfield is serving as assistant Curate at St Simon’s in Oakville, and as the Anglican Chinese Missioner in the Oakville area and beyond. Garfield’s faith journey has been supported by vivid portrayals of biblical stories, which enriched his ministry life and inspired many people who heard the stories.

He currently resides in Oakville with his wife Aileen and their two lovely boys, Philip and Andrew. He has wider interests in sports, readings and creative events to bring the good news of Jesus to the wider world.

Garfield can be reached at rector@stlukepalermo.ca or 905-825-3364 ext. 81. His alternate email is garfield@stlukepalermo.ca.

For pastoral emergencies, call Garfield’s cell phone at: 647-878-8650

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The Rev. Jody Balint – Deacon and Pastoral Associate

Jody Balint was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. She presently lives in Burlington with her husband Michael, to whom she has been happily married for 25 years. She is proud to be the wife of a Toronto Police Officer.

In her 20s and 30s, she worked as a Child and Youth Worker, working with the homeless and marginalized. In her 30s she started her journey into formal ministry. She entered Trinity College Seminary in her 40s. She has a wide range of ministry experience; her passions being pastoral care, youth ministry, lay leadership training and support, preaching, worship leadership and faith formation. 

Jody is excited about being on St. Luke’s new ministry team with Rev. Garfield and Rev. Hollis. She is so looking forward to getting to know everyone at St. Luke’s and asks that God bless our time together.

The Rev. Jody Balint can be reached at jody@stlukepalermo.ca or 905-825-3364 ext. 81.

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Janet Correia – Music Director

Janet Stachow is active as a pianist, composer and choir conductor. She earned music and education diplomas from the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music. She currently teaches piano in Oakville and has been with St. Luke’s for over five years. If you are interested in contacting Janet, she can be reached through the church office at office@stlukepalermo.ca

Roy Campbell – Community Centre Coordinator

Roy was born and raised in Burlington and is passionate about communications, writing and community development. He holds a degree in Communication Studies and English from McMaster University and has several years of experience working with the Niagara Diocese and other non-profit organizations. Roy is also active in the ministry of his local parish, St. Elizabeth’s, Burlington. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, tinkering with electronics and cycling local trails. Roy can be reached at community@stlukepalermo.ca

Monique Gaudet – Community Centre Coordinator

Monique comes to St. Luke’s with a strong background in Event Management. She completed her post-graduate Event Certification at Humber College, as well as a Certified Meeting Professional Designation with the Events Industry Council. She resides in Oakville with her family and is very involved in community events, especially teaching children’s yoga for community associations and schools.  Working at St. Luke’s and as the Founder and Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher of Happy Bloomers Kids Yoga keeps her very busy!

Monique can be reached at community3@stlukepalermo.ca

Jessica Howden – Community Centre Coordinator

Jessica has used her talents at several non-profits over the years. She earned a Diploma in Social Services at Sheridan College, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Autism & Behavioural Science at Mohawk College. Jessica is a mother of twins and enjoys baking and reading in her spare time.

Jessica can be reached at community1@stlukepalermo.ca.

Dan Oke – Children and Youth Minister

Dan brings great experience with children’s educational programs and outreach to St. Luke’s ministries for children and youth.

Beside his position at St. Luke’s, he is the head instructor of Keirin Dojo (CMAC). Before becoming a martial artist, Dan gained experience working with children, youth and adults with and without special needs through the City of Burlington’s Diversity Department and Autism Ontario.

Dan can be reached at youth@stlukepalermo.ca

Gemma Young – Treasurer

Gemma can be reached at treasurer@stlukepalermo.ca.