Rev. Sharon Hayton, Chair and President
Rev. Sharon Hayton is an ordained pastor within the Anglican Network in Canada Church. She has recently retired from congregational ministry where she served for the past 17 years, and currently serves on the National Council of the Anglican Network in Canada.
Career highlights include her key involvement in Anglican leadership with respect to the recent historical realignment of the Anglican Church. The congregation she led on Vancouver Island pioneered the way for others to follow. This realignment was to restore the place of Biblical authority in the Church and the central message of the transformative power of the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah.
Sharon is currently the Executive Director of CMJ Canada and serves on the CMJ International Board of Directors which gives oversight to the work of CMJ in the Holy Land. She believes we are living in a time when the Lord is reawakening His church to the significance of His plans and purposes for Israel as revealed in Scripture and to an understanding of the Jewish roots of Christianity.
She has a passion for renewal and revival of Christ’s Church to the Glory of God, hence her love of teaching the Scriptures and of mentoring others.
Joy Rousay, Vice-President
Joy Rousay lives in Abbotsford and joined the CMJ Canada Board of Directors in 2014. Her heart is to see Canadians visit Israel and experience a Study Tour with Shoresh Tours, get excited about the Hebraic Roots of our Christian faith and share that excitement with others. She has worked in the areas of both inbound and outbound travel, so she delights in tutoring potential tour leaders in the process of becoming tour leaders themselves.
Joy represented the Board of Directors at the International Conference in 2014 and values the opportunity she was given to meet and form relationships with CMJ representatives from other countries.
Anne Elliott, Secretary/Treasurer
Anne’s background is in administration. She served as a council member and Warden in her church. When she was invited to be a part of CMJ Canada she readily agreed. Anne believes in its values and mission. She has travelled to Israel and has assisted in the presentation of CMJ Canada courses and conferences. Currently she is the secretary/treasurer.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Trevor Walters
Born 3rd July 1949 in Crystal Palace London England. I was converted at age 15 and mentored by a Plymouth Brethren teacher whilst attending a Baptist Church. After High School I went to Avery Hill College ( London University) completing my qualification to teach high School, specializing in Religious Studies and Physical Education. I taught for a couple of years in Bermondsey, the East End of London. I left that position to join the Barnabas Fellowship one of the first Charismatic communities in the UK. I learnt to pray in depth for people and to be taught by many inspirational leaders, from around the world.
Seminary days were spent in Salisbury and Wells, an Anglo Catholic College, not because of its churchmanship (although many valuable experiences were gained) but because of the relationship Barnabas Fellowship had with the College.
I was Ordained in Salisbury Cathedral in 1978 and shipped off to Calgary to a parish as a Curate. During the next four years I took many courses in Pastoral Counselling and was certified as as Specialist in Pastoral Counselling with CAPPE. In 1981 I became the University Chaplain at the University of Calgary. I took the opportunity to study for a Masters in Counselling, however after half the requirements I transferred to the Doctor of Ministry program at the University of Edmonton. I graduated in 1990.
In 1991 I went to St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Abbotsford as the Rector. I had opportunity to serve on the Masters of Theology Council at the University of Edmonton during much of the 90’s.
My wife of over 30 years ,Julie died in February 2007.
I was appointed the Chair of the Mediating Committed of the the Anglican Church in North America in 2008. In 2009 I became a Circuit Civil Mediator with the Supreme Court of Florida. I was consecrated Suffragan Bishop in ANiC in November 2009. I have preached, lectured and mediated extensively in the UK Asia and in North America.
I married Dede in March 2011 and now have 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Life has begun again in the mercy of God and the love of Dede
I published External Affirmation Syndrome in Jan 2016
Rev. Rodney May