Meet the Faculty

santoFr. Santo Arrigo, C.Ss.R., B.A., M.Div.

Fr. Santo is a Redemptorist Priest currently serving as the Pastor at St. Patrick’s Church in Toronto. He is a former member of the Redemptorist Youth Mission Team, a graduate of the Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies, and has experience in Parish Youth Ministry, Diocesan Youth Events, Young Adult Ministry and Inner-City Ministry. He most recently served as the Coordinator of Redemptorist Vocation Ministry, Coordinator of Redemptorist Young Adult Ministry and Formation Director for the Redemptorist Community.
Fr. Santo teaches Principles, Practices, and Justice and Service.

 

Andrew BartleyAndrew Bartley, MDiv, MBA

Andrew is a Principal of Platinum Leadership Inc. His specialties include leadership and organizational development, facilitation, team building and coaching.

Andrew served as Episcopal Director of Pastoral Leadership for the Diocese of London, where he supervised pastoral leadership, planning and outreach, until 2013.  His previous roles include diocesan youth ministry specialist, parish coordinator of youth ministry, elementary and secondary school teacher, and youth services worker for adolescents in detention.  He has taught the Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies since 1994 and can be reached via abartley@platinumleadership.com

Andrew teaches Principles, Practices, Foundations, Skills and Justice and Service.

 

jeanJean Beneteau M.R.E.

Jean is the Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Pastoral Minister for the community of St. John the Baptist in Amherstburg, Ontario. She has completed a Masters in Religious Education from Assumption University and has a Bachelor of Social Work and a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies.
Jean also has parish and diocesan level experience in ministry and has also worked professionally as a social worker. She is also employed part time as Youth Ministry Formation Specialist for the Institute for Catholic Formation with the Diocese of London, Ontario.
Jean teaches Pastoral Care and Prayer & Worship.

 

leoFr. Leo English C.Ss.R. BSW, M.Div.

Fr. Leo is a Redemptorist priest who is currently the Pastor of St. Teresa’s Parish in St. John’s NL. He has experience in community development work with Native People and parish ministry in Saskatoon. He holds a BSW in Social Work from Memorial University in Newfoundland, a BA in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo, and a Masters of Divinity from St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.
A graduate of the Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies, Fr. Leo also has experience in social work, youth ministry, and parish ministry.
Fr. Leo teaches Skills and Pastoral Care.

DSC02807Susannah Johnson, BTH, MTS

Although born in Toronto, Susannah considers Ottawa her home town as most of her childhood was spent there. After high school, Susannah went to France and lived at l’Arche for two years near Trosly. She then returned to Ottawa where she received her Ecclesiastical Bachelors in Theology from St. Paul’s University. (Her MTS is from St. Peter’s and King’s College, UWO.)
Susannah’s professional life has been primarily as a chaplain. First, with cadets in a military setting and then in an acute care facility in Midland, Ontario where she and her husband Christopher lived for seven years. They have since returned to Toronto.
Susannah brings her education and experience with youth and adults alike to her position as director of the CCYMS program. She enjoys reading, walking, cycling and practices hatha yoga. Above all, she likes to commune with God when she sails and camps with her husband and little dog Juniper. She can be reached at (416) 789-3217 or director@ccyms.ca.

 

milesMiles Meyers B. Ed., MRE

Miles is the Catholic Education Services Coordinator for the Regina Catholic School board. Prior to completing his teaching degree he was the Coordinator of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Regina. Miles has a Masters of Religious Education degree from Seattle University and a Bachelors and post-graduate diploma in Education from the University of Regina.
Miles has also served on the National Catechetical Advisory Committee on Youth and has extensive background in catechetic, liturgy, scripture and retreat work with youth.
Miles teaches Evangelization and Catechesis and Prayer and Worship.

 

anneAnne Walsh BA, MRE.

Anne holds a BA(Education) from Memorial University, a Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Religious Education from St. Michael’s College, Torono. She is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry Degree at St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, Alberta. She has experience teaching, curriculum support and development in religious education, university chaplaincy, parish and youth ministry, and has completed her Canadian Cerficate in Youth Ministry Studies. Anne served as a Pastoral Minister at a Redemptorist parish in Sudbury, Ontario for six years and is currently the Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation with the Archdiocese of St. John’s.
Anne is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Adult Catechesis, working in an advisory capacity to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. She is also the co-chair of both the Commission for Partnership in Mission of the Edmonton-Toronto Province of the Redemptorists and the Redemptorist North American Commission for Partnership in Mission.
Anne teaches Principles, Practices, Foundations, Skills, Evangelization & Catechesis, Prayer & Worship, and Pastoral Care.

 

corinnewalshCorinne Walsh, M.A., LLM

Corinne is a principal of Platinum Leadership Inc. She is a facilitator, trainer, mediator and coach who specializes in leadership development and organizational effectiveness, strategic planning and conflict resolution. Corinne has served as Coordinator of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministries in parishes in Ontario and Newfoundland, and has offered consulting services for Catholic organizations across Canada since 2001. Corinne teaches part-time at King’s University College (UWO), and completed a Master of Laws degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Corinne leads conferences, workshops, retreats and training programs, and can be reached via cwalsh@platinumleadership.com
Corinne teaches Principles, Practices, Foundations, Skills, Justice & Service and Pastoral Care.

 

brittneywhiteBrittney White, BA, MDiv

Brittney White is the Director of Campus Ministry and instructor at St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta. Her studies lie within the realms of psychology and theology. Brittney has a passion for social justice, ‘Catholic Social Teaching,’ and mission. She began her theological studies as a youth ministry coordinator and then quickly assumed the role of pastoral associate and Oblate Mission Coordinator. Brittney has coordinated both local inner city projects as well as international development projects both in parishes as well as the university setting. She has been as far North as Tuktoyaktuk and as far south as Guatemala. Brittney’s personal mission statement is built upon the charisms of St. Therese of Liseaux and Mother Teresa- Seeing God in the smallest and most ordinary of things and practically applying the love that is witnessed in service to the other. In addition to her passion for the preferential option for the poor, Brittney also teaches film studies within a Christian context and is enthusiastic about bringing God’s love to the surface of all created things. Brittney holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alberta and a MDiv from Newman Theological College.

 

Dean Woodbeck B.A., MTS

Dean holds a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Manitoba, a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies, a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Ministry, and has competed course work for a Masters of Theological Studies (Newman College). He has worked both as a parish and diocesan youth ministry coordinator and is currently a trainer for YouthLeader and Young Neighbors in Action in Canada and the United States.
Dean teaches Principles, Practices, Foundations, Skills, Evangelization & Catechesis, and Prayer and Worship.