About Our Church

Good Shepherd Church in St. Catharines, ON is under the leadership of Reverend Jim Carriere. Learn more about Jim, the rest of our leadership team, and our staff by reading further below.

Our Leadership Team and Staff

Rector – Reverend Jim Carriere

Jim’s Ministry Philosophy is underpinned by a strong belief that Christian education and pastoral care are transformational, life-changing events. They are also key tools in shepherding God’s people, deepening relationships with Jesus, living out our faith, and introducing other people to Jesus.

Jim is happily married to Jude. They have 3 adult children, and are now “empty-nesters.” Jim’s hobbies include photography and music, both of which he brings to his ministry here at Good Shepherd.

Feel free to contact Jim directly by clicking here.

“Spiritual growth comes not only from personal discipline, but is especially nurtured within a church community that is anchored in Biblical values, and intentional about its fellowship, its outreach, and proclamation. Relationships within the church, with our families, friends, and the people of our city, are solid structures for fostering the Gospel message, especially expressed in how we love. As such, our own relationships in the church are not limited to Sunday worship. Rather, the fellowship and the values must extend into how we live daily beyond Sunday.”

- Rev. Jim Carriere


Deacon – Reverend Doctor Jasmin Hivale


Music Director – Jamie Wood

Originally from Eastern Ontario, Jamie is well-known in the Ottawa and Niagara regions for his contributions to both Celtic and Christian music. We are blessed to have him!

He is a former member of The Brigadoons, a Celtic band that was formed in Eastern ON. With numerous successful recordings, the band performed throughout Canada and the US. Jamie, along with the rest of The Brigadoons, was inducted into the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Consistently placing in the top 3 finalists for the Ontario Open Country Singing Contest and the Canadian National Exhibition Country Singing Contest, Jamie achieved first place in both competitions in 2001.

Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire is his first Solo CD, which combines his love for all genres of music. Jamie has also produced an instrumental collection called “Prayer.” You can listen to Jamie below.

Visit Jamie’s Website


Administrative Secretary – Lara Martin

Executive Council

  • Rev. Jim Carriere, Rector
  • Birgitta Ross, Rector’s Warden 
  • Kerry Mason, People’s Warden
  • Ian Davison, Finance
  • Vicky Kerr, Councillor and Secretary
  • Glenda Kerrigan, Councillor

Call us at 905-934-9672 to learn more about our community.