Reverend Mathew Seeram – Rector

Mathew was born and raised in India, moving to the St. Catharines area in 2009.  He graduated with Masters of Theology in New Testament from Tyndale University in 2011, and a Bachelor of Divinity from Serampoor University in India in 2005.  He also has a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Andhra University.

Mathew has served in Christian ministry for many years, and after moving to Canada was a chaplain in hospitals and long-term care, walking alongside people with compassionate care, supporting spiritual, emotional, and religious needs as well as one-on-one pastoral care and counselling.

Before being ordained to Priest with ANiC and stepping into the role of Rector at Good Shepherd, Mathew was a volunteer pastoral care visitor with our church.

Mathew is married to Kelley and they have three beautiful children.

You can contact Mathew directly here.

Jamie Wood – Worship Leader and Office Administrator

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

He is a former member of The Brigadoons, a Celtic band that was formed in Eastern ON. Jamie, along with the rest of The Brigadoons, was inducted into the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame in 2006.


Parish Council

  • Rev. Mathew Seeram, Rector
  • Vicky Kerr, Rector’s Warden
  • Nancy Cadot, People’s Warden
  • Ian Davison, Finance
  • Larry Morris, Councillor
  • John Pennylegion, Councillor

Honorary Clergy

Rev. Dr. Jasmine Hivale, Deacon