Hello! Nice to meet you!
Founded in 1905, we're a small, friendly parish in Winnipeg's Weston neighborhood. We invite you to come join us every Sunday at 10am for fun but biblically based worship. Every worship service is followed with a time of friendship and good things to eat and drink. If you come on the first Sunday of the month you can have lunch too.
The Rev R. Susan Smandych
Susan was ordained as a Transitional Deacon in June 2022 and as a Priest in May 2023. She was baptized and confirmed in the Church of England, is an Associate of the Sisters of St John the Divine, and completed her MDiv at Trinity College at Toronto School of Theology. Prior to joining St Thomas Weston in January 2024 as the Incumbent, she served as an intern at St. Paul’s Fort Garry and Holy Trinity Winnipeg, as a Transitional Deacon at St Saviour’s, and is also currently the Incumbent at St Peter's. She was raised in rural Saskatchewan, completed an undergraduate degree in engineering, worked as a software engineer/program manager at a global consulting firm, completed a MSc Development Studies degree, and worked as a senior program manager/director in private/corporate sector and international development organizations. Susan has travelled extensively (to 60+ countries in 6 continents), through which she has gained substantive exposure to diverse liturgical and theological perspectives, and to the beliefs and practices of other faith traditions. She has also served as a short-term missionary in Indonesia, and supported the establishment of an ecumenical church in Timor-Leste. Within the Diocese of Rupert’s Land, she currently serves as the Diocesan PWRDF Representative, and is a member of Diocesan Council and the Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Committee. Her personal interests include hot yoga, photography, coloring, oil and acrylic painting, advocating for social justice, and trying new types of tea.
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