Farewell Tom and Rob

It’s with mixed emotions that we announce that Thomas Bell and the Rev. Robert Hurkmans will be leaving St. Paul’s and starting new ministries in 2021. These developments have been in the works for many months, and certainly before the announcement of the 11th Rector. Both appointments have come to fruition in the past week. As hard as it is to lose gifted leaders from St. Paul’s, it continues to be the legacy of St. Paul’s to have our leaders go and bless other significant ministries for the sake of the Kingdom.

Tom has been the Music Director for the 11 am service since 2010. His passion for liturgical worship and leadership of the choir have been an immense blessing to the St. Paul’s Community. We pray for his new ministry starting at St. James Cathedral on January 1, 2021.

Rob joined the St. Paul’s ministry in November 2018. As the Director of Engagement, Rob oversaw ministries such as ESL Café and the Alpha Course, as well as his integral work on worship and leadership. Rob will be the new Incumbent at Trinity Church Streetsville in Mississauga beginning on February 15, 2021.

On behalf of all of us at St. Paul’s, we thank them both for their significant ministry and service to the St. Paul’s Community.

We invite you to share prayers, encouragement, memories, and gratitude on a Kudoboard for Tom and Rob. You can add photos, GIFS, videos, or just a simple note.

– Please submit your farewell message for Tom by 12 pm on December 31.

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