Staff

Our staff team includes Jamie Howison, Jaylene Johnson (currently on maternity leave…), Rachel Twigg Boyce, and Andrea Shalay, our Sunday evening volunteer coordinator. For individual biographical sketches, please read on.


jamie_churchJamie Howison
is a priest of the Anglican Church of Canada and the founding pastor of saint benedict’s table. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg and of Trinity College, Toronto, he has worked in ordained ministry since 1987, serving in parish ministry, as pastoral care coordinator at Marymound – a treatment centre for adolescent girls – and as chaplain and dean of residence at St John’s College, Winnipeg. Jamie has ministered full-time within saint benedict’s table since the autumn of 2004.

Passionate about cultivating a critical thoughtfulness around issues of faith and theology, he is the author of God’s Mind in That Music: Theological Explorations through the Music of John Coltrane, and with Steve Bell the co-author of I Will Not Be Shaken: a songwriter’s journey through the psalms.

Jamie can be reached through the contact page on this site, or by phone at 204-781-8450.

Jaylene Johnson is our Music Director, currently on a maternity leave through to January 2018.  She brings experience from the creative realm, having worked as a singer/songwriter in the music industry for over fifteen years. Her most recent recorded project is Potter & Clay, which was nominated for both a Juno award and a Western Canadian Music award.

Jaylene is married to Scott Urwin, and lives in Fort Rouge with their two young daughters. Good food and wine, great conversation, long walks, social networking, cinema, beauty and time with family and friends are among her varied interests. Perhaps most of all, however, she also loves figuring out “what makes people tick” and encouraging them to come alive in faith and as the unique people they’ve been created to be.

Rachel Twigg Boyce is our Pastoral Associate. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Winnipeg, she has been working in pastoral ministry since 2001.   Rachel and her husband Mike have been part of the community of saint benedict’s table since 2007.

In addition to her work at saint benedict’s table, Rachel is also a spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and a postulant for ordination to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada. She loves to see the connections in seemingly unconnected things like spirituality, pop culture, and social justice.

Rachel can be reached through the contact page on this site.

More bios to follow…