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Emmaus Anglican Church is seeking to be formed to be God's people in and for the world - formed for mission.
In a world that is busy and loud, confused and ungrounded, where people are over-advertised, over-worked, over-scheduled, and over-connected (distracted), Emmaus is seeking to be a community that celebrates all that is good, beautiful and true in the world by living into the rhythms of the Kingdom of Heaven here and now.

Emmaus understands herself to be HISTORIC, THOUGHTFUL and LOVING:

  • Historic: We are Anglican and understand ourselves, in a very particular way, to be a part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. Our worship is grounded in the historic liturgy expressed in the Book of Common Prayer. We desire to faithfully worship the living God through Word and Sacrament in a way that brings Him honour, and in a way that shapes and forms us to be His people for the sake of the world.

  • Thoughtful: We recognize that today, perhaps more than ever, we need to learn to think rightly, humbly and wisely about God, ourselves, and His world. We desire for our worship of the Triune God to be thoughtful, to provide space for quiet and contemplation, and to honour God’s Holy Word. We want our worship to engage our minds and our hearts so that we know how to think critically, generously, and wisely as we seek to be God’s people for the sake of the world.

  • Loving: We desire to be a loving community. A community of people whose hearts are open to all (2 Cor. 6:11), and who practice generosity and hospitality in our gatherings, our homes and our neighbourhoods. We know that we can think all the right things, say all the right things, and do all the right things, but if we don’t have love we are nothing (1 Cor. 13).

 

Our Mission

 

Identity Statement

Emmaus Anglican Church is a biblically rooted, urban community following Jesus into an ever-deeper experience of God and his mission in the world.

Core Purpose

To embody the good news of God, who desires to reconcile all people and all things to himself through Jesus.

Core Values

  • We value integrity - pursuing a coherent biblical worldview through thoughtful reflection on scripture and consistency in practice.

  • We value community – growing together as a diverse body and welcoming others into that body.

  • We value the poor and vulnerable through mutual fellowship, service, and pursuit of social justice.

  • We value restoration – a journey from brokenness toward healing and wholeness through the work of the Holy Spirit.

  • We value supporting one another in the lifelong journey toward maturity in Christ.

  • We value God’s gifts and their expression through each person for the good of Christ’s body.

For more information on what we believe please see the following links:

ANiC’s Theological Stance

ACNA’s Theological Stance

The Book of Common Prayer

The 39 Articles

 

Anglican

 

The Anglican Communion is the fourth largest denomination in the world (80 million members in 160 countries). Established during the Protestant Reformation as part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, Anglicans seek to be biblically faithful while retaining the ancient traditions of the Faith. Anglicans hold the historic Faith of the ancient Church: built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone, upheld in the Scriptures, preserved in the Creeds, defined by the Councils of the undivided Church, and liturgically expressed in praise to God through The Book of Common Prayer.

Emmaus is a parish in the diocese of the Anglican Network in Canada. As an ANiC parish we are part of the Province of the Anglican Church in North America , which is a partner Province of the Global South, and affiliated with the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans .

As Anglicans, we define our orthodoxy as being centered on our church’s classic formularies – the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles – which all point back to the authority of Holy Scripture and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world. We also wholeheartedly embrace the Jerusalem Declaration.

To learn more about some distinctive characteristics of Anglicanism, see the following links:

Why Anglicanism? , Misconceptions of Anglicanism and Dangers of Anglicanism – From our friends at St. Peter’s Fireside

Why Anglicanism? - From the ACNA Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic

What is Anglicanism? – Dr. J. I. Packer

 

 
 

Clergy and Staff

Rector

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Rev. Trevor Potter

I grew up here in Montreal, and became a follower of Christ at the age of 19. After years of discipleship and mentoring I sensed the Lord’s calling to ordained ministry. I did my undergraduate work at Tyndale University, College and Seminary, and my graduate studies at Concordia University. In 2006 I began working as the Youth Director at an Anglican church, and thus began my journey on the Canterbury trail. My wife, Kim, and I have three children, Jacob, Elliott and Zoë, and are grateful to have been a part of Emmaus since 2011.

Honorary Assistant - Youth & Outreach Coordinator

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Rev. Andrew Goddard

I grew up near Sydney Australia and I now live in Montreal with my wife Erin and our two daughters, Sophie and Zara. During school and university, God challenged me not to rely on myself, but only on Jesus - who he is and what he has done. I Studied History and Education at the University of Sydney and after a couple of years as a ministry trainee, I studied a bachelor of Divinity at Moore Theological College. After being ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, I served as an assistant minister before we moved to Canada in 2017. I am so grateful to be part of the Emmaus community, and especially to have the opportunity to lead and encourage the youth at church, and to be involved in other ministries as well. 

Honorary Assistant

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REv. Jean-Claude Ngendahayo

I was born and raised in Burundi where I received Jesus as my Saviour when I was in high school. Since that time, I felt a desire to serve God and chose to study theology at university. After receiving my bachelor, I got a job in Bible Society of Burundi, and I was also a Sunday School teacher in my church. Since 2008, I have been ordained as pastor and lead a parish in my diocese.

I moved to Canada since 2016, and joined Emmaus Anglican Church in 2016, where I found a wonderful family. I praise God to be there and to serve God.

I am married with Micheline and we are blessed with two boys Guelor and Chalvi. We thank God for being a part of Emmaus Anglican Church.

 

Parish Coordinator

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Anita Tso

I was born and raised in Toronto.  I am married to Scott and have 3 children, Ava, Juliette and Isaac.  Scott and I have been attending Emmaus since 2009.  I am a social worker by training and have worked primarily with children and families.  Emmaus has always been a community of support and encouragement to me.  I am excited to be part of the life of Emmaus.  

Trustees

People's Warden

              Andre Miller   Born and raised in Quebec City, I moved to Montreal for my University years and began attending St-Stephens in 2003. I have been an active member at Emmaus since its beginnings playing on worship teams, participating in various functions and committees and enjoying the fellowship that the Emmaus family provides. Having studied in architecture and currently working in project development, I strive to apply my skills in various non-profit causes. I consider it a great privilege and blessing to be part of the Emmaus community.

            Andre Miller

Born and raised in Quebec City, I moved to Montreal for my University years and began attending St-Stephens in 2003. I have been an active member at Emmaus since its beginnings playing on worship teams, participating in various functions and committees and enjoying the fellowship that the Emmaus family provides. Having studied in architecture and currently working in project development, I strive to apply my skills in various non-profit causes. I consider it a great privilege and blessing to be part of the Emmaus community.

Rector's Warden

              Tony George   Born and brought up in Montreal, I have been a member of St. Stephens and then Emmaus since 2001. While I have found opportunities to serve in various capacities over the years, I consider my time as a Trustee to be a great blessing for me. During the day I lead a software development team and have been involved in the IT industry for over 20 years. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing music.

            Tony George

Born and brought up in Montreal, I have been a member of St. Stephens and then Emmaus since 2001. While I have found opportunities to serve in various capacities over the years, I consider my time as a Trustee to be a great blessing for me. During the day I lead a software development team and have been involved in the IT industry for over 20 years. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing music.

 

Secretary

            Pam Gebauer   Montreal has been home since 1985. As well as serving as a trustee, I also serve with a team of Lay Leaders in leading parts of the Sunday service and on Prayer Teams. I am a staff worker with the urban mission, Christian Direction, in Montreal. I’m continually challenged by the mission field in Montreal and am excited by the possibilities that God has opened up for Emmaus Anglican Church to share in His mission in the city.

          Pam Gebauer

Montreal has been home since 1985. As well as serving as a trustee, I also serve with a team of Lay Leaders in leading parts of the Sunday service and on Prayer Teams. I am a staff worker with the urban mission, Christian Direction, in Montreal. I’m continually challenged by the mission field in Montreal and am excited by the possibilities that God has opened up for Emmaus Anglican Church to share in His mission in the city.

Treasurer

             Deidre Ellis   I am an architect with a particular interest in sustainability and the environment. I came to Emmaus in early 2011, wanting to stay within ANiC after moving back to Montreal from Ottawa. I am continually awe-struck by the unbelievable power of God and his working in our lives. Having experienced the tremendous mercy of God in the transition of a church community, I feel extraordinarily blessed to be part of the Emmaus church community as we embark on fulfilling God’s mission in this place.

           Deidre Ellis

I am an architect with a particular interest in sustainability and the environment. I came to Emmaus in early 2011, wanting to stay within ANiC after moving back to Montreal from Ottawa. I am continually awe-struck by the unbelievable power of God and his working in our lives. Having experienced the tremendous mercy of God in the transition of a church community, I feel extraordinarily blessed to be part of the Emmaus church community as we embark on fulfilling God’s mission in this place.