Clergy and Leadership

The Reverend Monique Stone

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

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 by phone at 613-723-1980 or at .

Licensed Lay Reader Paul Dumbrille

Paul is a retired Electrical Engineer, having spent 30 years in the Canadian Navy, followed by 11 years as an Engineering Manager at a High-Tech company. He lives in Ottawa with his wife of more than 50 years, Marg, and is the father of two grown children and grandfather of one. He is a lifelong Anglican and has worshiped at Julian of Norwich Church since its beginning, and St. Richard’s before that.

Paul has a diploma in theology from Thornloe College of Laurentian University and has completed the Education for Ministry (EFM) program. In addition to being active in the life of the parish, he has been a member of the Ottawa Diocese Anglican Fellowship of Prayer (AFP) team for over 30 years, and is currently a member of the Canadian National Executive of the AFP. Paul has led over 35 prayer workshops in the Diocese over the years and has visited and spoken to many groups about prayer.

As the parish Lay Reader, Paul’s main activities involve leading worship services as required, and training and coordinating members of the parish who volunteer to read Scripture and lead Prayers in worship Services. He also hosts a weekly online time of prayer and is an active member of the parish music ministry.

Some of our Lay Leaders:

(all Julian of Norwich parishioners are involved in the ministry of the church in some way)

  • Jillian Gauthier (Rector’s Warden)
  • Eric Driscoll (People’s Warden)
  • Laura Dallas, Robin McKay, Sue Davies: Members of the Julian of Norwich / Diocese of Ottawa Redevelopment Steering Committee (JUDO)
  • Anna Hislop (Property Manager, Nearly New Shop, Garden Management)
Understanding our Governance

To learn a little bit more about how our parish is governed and the various roles that are included in our governance team structure, please take a look at our Governance Document.

The Reverend Monique Stone

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

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.

Licensed Lay Reader Paul Dumbrille

Paul is a retired Electrical Engineer, having spent 30 years in the Canadian Navy, followed by 11 years as an Engineering Manager at a High-Tech company. He lives in Ottawa with his wife of more than 50 years, Marg, and is the father of two grown children and grandfather of one. He is a lifelong Anglican and has worshiped at Julian of Norwich Church since its beginning, and St. Richard’s before that.

Paul has a diploma in theology from Thornloe College of Laurentian University and has completed the Education for Ministry (EFM) program. In addition to being active in the life of the parish, he has been a member of the Ottawa Diocese Anglican Fellowship of Prayer (AFP) team for over 30 years, and is currently a member of the Canadian National Executive of the AFP. Paul has led over 35 prayer workshops in the Diocese over the years and has visited and spoken to many groups about prayer.

As the parish Lay Reader, Paul’s main activities involve leading worship services as required, and training and coordinating members of the parish who volunteer to read Scripture and lead Prayers in worship Services. He also hosts a weekly online time of prayer and is an active member of the parish music ministry.

Some of our Lay Leaders:

(all Julian of Norwich parishioners are involved in the ministry of the church in some way)

  • Jillian Gauthier (Rector’s Warden)
  • Eric Driscoll (People’s Warden)
  • Laura Dallas, Robin McKay, Sue Davies: Members of the Julian of Norwich / Diocese of Ottawa Redevelopment Steering Committee (JUDO)
  • Anna Hislop (Property Manager, Nearly New Shop, Garden Management)
Understanding our Governance

To learn a little bit more about how our parish is governed and the various roles that are included in our governance team structure, please take a look at our Governance Document.