Clergy and Leadership
Monique joined Julian of Norwich as its Rector in 2018. She continues to lead the parish as it both transforms into the future through its extensive redevelopment project and as it continues to be a vibrant neighbourhood ministry that embraces people through worship, community, and the simplicity of church bazaars and pancake suppers.
Monique is a recognized ordained leader in the Diocese in the area of Strategic Planning, Sustainability, and Real Estate challenges & opportunities. She has brought to her ordained vocation vast experience as a change management and community engagement specialist in the areas of environmental & social sustainability and planning & development.
Monique has held a variety of leadership roles in the diocese including representing Ottawa at the General Synod in 2016 and 2019. At the invitation of the Primate she is currently Co-Chair of the Planning and Agenda Committee for the Council of General Synod and the Anglican Church of Canada’s Strategic Plan Working Group.
Her published work includes articles in Geez Magazine, The Community, and the Anglican Communion’s International Anglican Family Network Publication. She became a Byron Fellow in 2015 (an interdisciplinary sustainability leadership program out of Warren Wilson College in North Carolina) and a Re:Generate Fellow in 2016 (an ecological vocation and religious leadership program out of Wake Forest University School of Divinity).
No one, no matter their faith, background or circumstance, is ever marginalized in Reverend Monique’s presence. Her goal is to foster a dynamic where people pull together to make communities and lives better.
Monique is married to Chris and they have two teenagers, Lily and Rory.
She can be reached at
The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell was ordained deacon in 2015. The ministry of a deacon is to act as a bridge from the gathered church community to the world, “to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns and hopes of the world…and to show that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ” (BCP p.543).
Elizabeth was born in Guyana, South America, and lived in Montreal and Toronto before settling in Ottawa, where she was a long-time member of the former parish of St Michael and All Angels. With her strong ties to the community and history of that parish, we are very fortunate to have her appointed in November, 2015, as part time Pastoral Associate in the new parish of Julian of Norwich.
Elizabeth’s current work at Julian of Norwich is to provide and coordinate Pastoral Care and Christian Education activities. Elizabeth has academic degrees in Public Administration and Arts, as well as training in Hospital Ministry. She is now completing studies towards M. Divinity at Saint Paul University, Ottawa. Elizabeth is married to Malcolm Lovell, and they have two daughters Amanda and Vanessa. You can contact Elizabeth at or by phone at 613-723-1980.
(all Julian of Norwich parishioners are involved in the ministry of the church in some way)
- Sue Davies (Rector’s Warden)
- Jillian Gauthier (People’s Warden)
- Maté Al-Kafajy (Music Director/ Organist/Pianist)
- Paul Dumbrille (Licensed Lay Reader)
- Laura Dallas, Robin McKay, Sue Davies: Members of the Julian of Norwich / Diocese of Ottawa Redevelopment Steering Committee (JUDO)