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Rev. George Sinclair Rev. George Sinclair - George is married to Louise and they have nine kids – Tosh, Jesse, Victoria, Jacob, Joseph, Elizabeth, Katherine, Emma and Tommy. He also has a dog named Pixie. (He didn't name it). He is the Chair of the Anglican Essentials Council and a member of the Elmhurst Group.

George is a regular speaker at the Parliament Hill Christian Fellowship, and is a sponsoring pastor of City Wide Worship. George became a Christian in the 70's through the "Jesus People" - he still has a copy of the Hippie Bible "Letters to Street Christians". George paid for his studies at St Paul University by teaching bodybuilding. George is still athletic - as long as it is above minus thirty degrees, you will find him jogging through the streets of Ottawa every day. George loves hanging out with his family, watching videos, and eating the occasional bag of potato chips.

Vi Baker Vi Baker - Secretary Vi is in the office four days a week. If you call between 1 and 4, you’ll probably get her. Vi has been secretary at St Alban’s for almost two years. She has two grown up kids. Vi enjoys baking really awesome desserts for the College and Careers group and swimming, reading and travelling, or at least dreaming about travelling!

Nadia Behmann Nadia Behmann - Organist Nadia is married to Francois. The two met while singing in the choir at the church where her Dad was minister in Cairo, Egypt. They have two grown children, Curtis and Natalie. Natalie and Matthew, her husband, have two children, Lukas and their new baby Leila. Nadia is Organist and Choir Director at the 11 o'clock service as well as at Evensong.

Nadia is Vice President of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Ottawa Centre. Having recently retired from full time teaching, Nadia spends her time reading, cooking and traveling. She and Francois recently made a trip back to Egypt to spend time with family and friends.

Nat Bigsworth Nat Bigsworth - Pastoral Assistant Nat has been with us since November 2003. Nat began her time at St Alban's as an Artizo Intern, and following her graduation from that program, has stayed on as a pastoral assistant to continue the ministries she undertook in the Artizo program. Nat is an Aussie born and bred, and came to Canada in December 2002. Nat is primarily involved at the 9.15 service, in particular with the College & Careers ministry and with LIFE groups. Nat has a B. Arts in Biblical Studies and Studies of Religion from the University of Sydney in Australia. Nat loves the snow, and all kinds of wintery fun, especially skating. More than that, however, she longs for the Australian beaches. She loves reading, Diet Coke, and beets on burgers! Nat misses home but loves Canada and is considering returning here after she attends seminary in Australia.

Eric Melby

Eric Melby - Artizo Intern Eric is the newest member of the St. Alban's staff (and newest Artizo Intern). Eric recently received his Baccalaureate in Theology from St. Paul University. He spent 13 years in the Canadian Forces as an Administration Clerk in the Navy and at Headquarters. He spent two summers as a Reserve Chaplain Candidate in different parts of Canada. He and his wife Barbara (sister of Rev. Alex Lewanowicz) enjoy spending their time together and are both avid readers. Eric likes to dabble in web design, music and meeting others (even though he's shy like George). They are proud parents of a new baby boy, Kristian Stendal Melby, born 3 July.

Eric has been called by the Regional Parish of Vanderhoof and the Bishop of Caledonia, the Right Reverend William Anderson to serve as a deacon. Eric will be ordained on Holy Cross Day, 14 September 2005 in Vanderhoof. The Regional Parish consists of three parishes, Holy Trinity in Vanderhoof, St. Patrick's in Ft. St. James, and St. Wilfred's in Fraser Lake. Lord willing, Eric will be ordained to the priesthood in mid-December 2005.


Jono Hamer-Wilson Jono Hamer-Wilson - Worship Co-ordinator Originally hailing from rural Australia, Jono is our Contemporary Music Team Leader. He moved to Sydney to study Music, French Literature and Education, and there joined St. Barnabas Broadway Anglican Church, where he lead the Evening Service Music Group and served on Parish Council. This is also where Jono met Jill, a Canadian Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Staff Worker in Australia on a staff exchange. Jono left his position as Music Consultant with the Anglican Church of Sydney to move to Canada. They were married in 1996 and have two young boys: Jonah and Tavian.

Jono brings energy and enthusiasm to his role at St. Alban’s. He’s grateful for the opportunity to use the gifts God has given him. He also teaches private music lessons to around 75 students. He really enjoys encouraging and equipping people in performing and appreciating music. He is also currently pursuing (on a part-time basis) a Masters in Theological Studies at Tyndale Seminary. In his spare time (spare time?!?), he enjoys fun outings with his family, running and reading.