The Reverend Robert J. Mitchell
Tel: 416-769-5686, ext. 1

The Reverend Robert Mitchell was installed in July 2016 as St. Olave’s sixth Rector. Prior to coming to St. Olave’s, Rob served in parishes in Peterborough, Cookstown and Churchill, and most recently, at St. Thomas’s, Huron Street in Toronto. Born in Saskatoon and raised in a clergy family, Rob moved to Toronto in 1999, after finishing his undergraduate degree in economics, to study theology at Wycliffe College. He was made deacon at St. James Cathedral in 2002 by the Most Reverend Terence Finlay, and ordained a priest in the same year by the Right Rev’d Douglas Blackwell. Rob is married to Caroline and together they are delighted to be a part of the St. Olave’s and Swansea communities.

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Assistant Curate

The Reverend Alexandra Stone
Tel: 416-769-5686, ext. 3

The Reverend Alexandra Stone was ordained to the Diaconate in 2019 and ordained priest in January 2020. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Wycliffe College as well as Master of Arts in Classics from Western University. Prior to coming to St. Olave’s, Alexandra served as a student and lay leader in several Toronto parishes, most recently at St. Bartholomew’s in Regent Park, where she acted as coordinator of a weekly drop-in and co-led a number of other outreach ministries. In addition to outreach, Alexandra is passionate about cooking, baking and ancient languages. She is thrilled to be serving and learning in the vibrant and growing community of St. Olave’s as Assistant Curate. 

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The Reverend Dr. Jim Leatch



Honorary Assistants

Reverend Canon Ruth Smith

The Reverend Canon Ruth Smith
Contact through the parish office at 416-769-5686

The Reverend Canon Ruth Smith is a ‘cradle Anglican’, educated in England and Canada, with an MDiv from Queen’s University Theological College. She was ordained in the Diocese of Ontario at age 60. Prior to that she was a Teaching Master in the Early Childhood Education Department at Loyalist CAAT in Belleville, and is still a Professional Member of AECEO. After ordination she served in three Belleville churches for three years while developing and teaching a course for Lay Pastoral Visitors throughout the Diocese. Following that she was incumbent in the three-point Parish of Kitley. She retired in 2005 and moved to Kingston where she served as Honorary Assistant at St. Thomas’ Reddendale. She has six children, 13 grandchildren, and (to date) two great-grandchildren. In 2011 Rev. Ruth was named an Honorary Assistant at St. Olave’s. Here she regularly reads the Gospel and offers healing prayers in the Chapel during 10:30 communion services, and is also an active member of the ACW (current president).


The Reverend Peter John Achiek

The Reverend Peter John Achiek

The Reverend Peter John Achiek is the priest-in-charge of the Sudanese Community Church in Toronto which worships in St. Olave’s Church on Sunday afternoons. Peter John started church activities in 1979 at age 13 and was ordained an evangelist in 1990 in Ethiopia as a refugee, where he also served as assistant to the pastor of the Episcopal Church (Anglican). In 1995 Peter John went to Kenya and started a Church in a refugee camp. He was ordained a priest in 1999 at St. Ngummo Nairobi, Kenya by Rt. Rev. Bishop Nathaniel Garan Anyieth, the former Bishop of Bor Diocese, the capital of Jongeli State in South Sudan. In 2000 Rev. Peter John moved to Canada as a refugee. He graduated with a diploma from Wycliffe College in 2004 and also has training in payroll accounting and nursing. Reverend Peter John was appointed Honorary Assistant at St. Olave’s in 2010.


The Reverend Dr. Schuyler Brown
Contact through the parish office at 416-769-5686

The Reverend Dr. Schuyler Brown was born in 1930 in New York City and earned his undergraduate degree in Classical Languages in 1952 at Harvard University. That same year he entered the Jesuit order, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1963. He earned his Doctorate in Theology in 1969 at the University of Muenster (Westphalia). After several years teaching in the United States, he joined the University of Toronto (St. Michael’s College) as Professor of New Testament. In 1982 Dr. Brown was admitted to the Anglican Diocese of Toronto and appointed Assistant Priest at the Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury. In 1997 he became the Priest in Charge at the Church of the Good Shepherd where he stayed until its closure in 2015. Dr. Brown was appointed Honorary Assistant at St. Olave’s in 2016. Here he leads an Eastertide book study and a monthly Pilgrim’s Group Bible Study. For more about Dr. Brown, visit his website.


The Diana SpencerReverend Diana Spencer
Contact through the parish office at 416-769-5686

Reverend Diana Spencer was born in England in 1935 and came to Toronto at 21 where she met and married her husband, and then promptly moved to Vancouver Island. In 1989 she graduated from the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad in Saskatoon and was named Incumbent of the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. She served there for seven years before retiring and moving back to Victoria. Rev. Spencer was the second woman to be ordained an Anglican Priest in the Diocese of B.C, the first full-time female parish priest in the Diocese, and, to the best of her knowledge, the first woman to celebrate the Eucharist in the Cathedral in Victoria. In 2012 she returned to Toronto to be with her son and his family. Rev. Spencer was appointed Honorary Assistant at St. Olave’s in 2016. She is an active participant in Wednesday Bible Study and regularly attends Sunday morning services.