Parish Leaders

David Greig, People’s Warden

david-profile-shot-medDavid brings a deep knowledge and love of the parish to his role on Corporation. Growing up at Saint Mary Magdalene’s, he climbed the ranks from boat boy to head server. He went on to write the parish history and has served as Contributions Secretary since 1994. Away from church, David is a training consultant. He and his wife, Julie Kretchman, have raised three offspring who are now young adults.

Alana McCord,  Deputy People’s Warden

DSCN0708 A McCord 2017 smallAlana has been a member at St. Mary Magdalene’s for 10 years, and has been involved in both Adult and Children’s Education, Social Justice issues, as a sidesperson, and as a Lay Delegate to Synod. She is a PhD candidate at the thesis stage at Trinity College, University of Toronto. Her dissertation is on the cultural Christianity of First World War Britain and Canada, and the way in which that culture was used to frame the War experience.

Joanne Christiansen, Rector’s Warden 

Joanne2 Joanne happily retired from the property and casualty insurance industry in 2012.  She has been involved in a wide variety of roles and responsibilities at St. Mary Magdalene starting in 1989.  Since 2014 she has been actively working with the clergy at SMM in expanding the parish’s Adult Christian Formation programs. Through weekly study and discussion groups, formal lectures, quiet days of guided reflection and prayer, and other opportunities, our goal is to help people grow in the knowledge and love of God.

Elizabeth Salvaterra, Deputy Rector’s Warden

Elizabeth Salvaterra-5447-ROriginally from Kingston, Ontario, where she attended the Cathedral Church of St George as a child and young adult, Elizabeth became a regular congregant at SMM on her return to Canada after 20 years in the United States (New York and Ohio). Elizabeth has degrees in English literature and Public Administration. She lives with her husband Paul (and a dog and cat) in the West Bend neighbourhood of Toronto and is currently working at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Anne Todd, Treasurer

AtoddAnne is a Certified Management Accountant with 25+ years’ progressive experience in finance at the Ontario Medical Association, including 15 years as Chief Financial Officer.  In that role, she was responsible for an operating budget of $45 million and an annual cash flow in excess of $125 million.  She managed a staff of 20+ and provided analysis, recommendations and decision support to the Board of Directors and elected leadership of the association.
As a volunteer she was Treasurer of SMM for three years in the 1990s . She was also active in her professional association at the Toronto Chapter level for six years, as member and chair of the professional development committee and then as Chapter Chair.  Starting in 2003 she was Treasurer for five years and Chair of the Board for three years at Parkdale Community Information Centre, a small but useful social service agency in Parkdale where she was living at the time.  She was a volunteer literacy tutor at Parkdale Project Read for about 10 years.  Currently she is Treasurer of her residential coop. She retired from OMA in the spring of 2011 and since then has been spending summers in Nova Scotia as well as taking up horseback riding for the first time.