Our Pastor

Pastor Harry was born in the Ottawa Valley, by a mid wife.
He grew up in Eganville, where he attended public & high school.
University life started at Waterloo Lutheran University, on to Univ. of Ottawa where he graduated with a BA in English & German. Then teachers’ college at Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Master of Divinity was attained in Saskatoon, Sask., with a 1-yr. internship at St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Hamilton. He served parishes in Edmonton, Alberta; North York, Ont. and Owen Sound. Since 2006 he has worked as a grief counselor in Grey-Bruce counties, with time as part-time pastor back at Faith Lutheran, North York; and now as interim pastor at St. Peter’s Lutheran, Sullivan Twp. ( Hilli & Harry have been members here since 2006) Harry & Hilli have 2 sons: Jeffrey & Joshua. Jeffrey is married to Katie, and they have 3 boys: Aaron, Lucas & Judah. Joshua is married to Jennifer, and they have 2 boys: Hudson & Emmett.

 

Our Intern

Connor Longaphie grew up in Durham region, Ontario, spending equal amounts of time in Ajax and in Port Perry. While he was Baptized Roman Catholic and raised in the Brethren church during early childhood, it was in the Christian Reformed Church as a teenager that he first heard the good news of Christ crucified for the forgiveness of our sins preached! It was also in the Reformed church that he met his wife Lacey who he married in 2017. Together they are expecting their first child in late March. Connor holds a Bachelor of Theological Studies from Toronto Baptist Seminary and has completed the work towards the Pastoral Ministry Certificate at the Institute of Lutheran Theology. He is currently working towards finishing his Master of Divinity at Sioux Falls Seminary through the Luther House of Study program. While Connor has served ecumenically in many different church traditions including Reformed, Anglican, Baptist, and Pentecostal, he is fully committed to the Lutheran Confession of faith in his preaching of the gospel and his teaching of the Scriptures.