Diocesan Missioner Appointed

Bishop Susan Bell is delighted to announce that the Reverend Jeff Potter has accepted role of diocesan missioner, on a 2/3 time basis. Building upon the discipling work and faith practices of the established Church, the diocesan missioner’s objective is to increase the capacity and passion for missional opportunities and initiatives, to support and equip faith community planters and leaders, and to help reshape our culture and structures to reflect a spiritually-renewed missional orientation. 

In addition, Jeff will also serve as our diocesan communications coordinator, on a 1/3 time basis, supporting diocesan efforts to create and share missionally-oriented content for publication across a wide variety of communications platforms, including the Niagara Anglican.

Jeff brings an abundance of experience to these roles, as a church planter in the Diocese of Toronto, national team lead for Fresh Expressions Canada, and sought-after speaker and facilitator. In addition, prior to his theological studies, Jeff studied both journalism and law, and is currently a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario.

This appointment will support us in fulfilling two key objectives of the diocesan Mission Action Plan as we seek to create and implement opportunities to ignite and strengthen faith and to reimagine diocesan culture and adapt our structures to enable ministry.