Rev. Dr. Peter Armstrong, Rector

Peter Armstrong was born in Ontario in 1963, and grew up in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.   Following an undergraduate degree from the University of King’s College in Halifax, N.S., in 1985, he worked in England before discerning a call to ordination. Peter graduated with an M.Div. from Wycliffe College, Toronto, before being ordained in September 1989. After assisting in an Anglican parish in Liverpool, N.S., he went on to serve in the rural parish of New Germany, N.S. [1990-1997], St. Matthias’, Halifax, N.S. [1997-2006], and in a team ministry in northern Nova Scotia [A.C.P.C., 2006-2015], before accepting a call to serve currently as rector of St. Brice’s, North Bay, beginning in March 2015. Peter earned a  Doctorate of Ministry on the topic of “team ministry” in May 2015, from the Toronto School of Theology.  Peter and his wife, Nancy, have two adult daughters. Peter likes the characterization of his theology as “generous   orthodoxy.”  While  self-identifying generally within the evangelical tradition of Anglican Christianity, he is firmly committed to ecumenism and working within the wider Church.                                                       Hobbies include reading, canoeing, and  working on the family summer home in Nova Scotia.

Rev. Marie Loewen, Honorary Assistant

Marie has lived most of her adult life in North Bay. Born and raised in a Christian home in Southern Ontario, she moved to the north as a young bride and now considers herself a Northerner. She is a life-long follower of Jesus who previously enjoyed time as a stay at home Mom, a banker and an insurance industry professional. She values, deeply, her evangelical heritage while finding the rich Anglican tradition a home for her spirit. Her discernment for ordination was formed at St Brice’s and so “coming home” as she retires has been a blessing for both her and husband Robert. She is profoundly thankful for the privilege of having been able to serve the loving congregations of St. Mary Magdalene in Sturgeon Falls and Christ Church North Bay. She has a particular interest in Spiritual Direction and companioning. In the community she is involved with a number of activities, most notably Near North Palliative Care. She and Rob enjoy time with their three adult children and their families, traveling, gardening, reading just being with people.

Fay Ivany, People’s Warden

Bill Burton, Deputy People’s Warden

Fay Ivany has been a member of St. Brice’s for 24 years. She has worked in many groups at St. Brice’s over the years and loves the welcoming and giving spirit of our church. She and her husband Craig have three grown children. When she is not at work, she like to read and spend lots of time in her sewing room making quilts.

Bill grew up in southern Ontario and was confirmed at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Fonthill as a teenager. North Bay, where he met his wife Anne, has been home since 1969 when he began his teaching career. Together they raised their two children, Geoff and MaryBeth, who have made mom and dad proud grandparents 4 times over. Bill was licensed as a layreader in 1980 by Rev. David Smith and has been involved in many other church activities over the years, including Cursillo, Ad. Bd. member, assisting at Holy Trinity, Temiscaming and Teen Lunch. Bill appreciates the many opportunities to grow in our faith, both inwardly and outwardly, at St. Brice’s. His hobbies include cycling, board games and watching Britbox with Anne.

Amanda Adams, Rector’s Warden

Having lived in North Bay since she was about 7 years old, Amanda attended high school and completed her undergraduate degree at Nipissing University in 2002.  In 2007 she attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated in 2009 with her Master’s in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS).  Upon completion of her graduate work, Amanda moved back to North Bay in hopes that she would be able to secure employment in her home town, and that’s exactly what happened! In November 2009 Amanda was hired as the Law Librarian with the Nipissing Law Association. Amanda began attending St. Brice’s in 2018 and has been involved in a few ministries including Altar Guild and currently helping to keep track of the meal orders for Take Home Meals. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, biking and reading.

Lay Leadership

Lay Leadership Members of the parish take part in the services: Eucharistic (Communion) Assistants, Lectors, Intercessors, Servers and layreaders. Training is provided from time to time.