Staff

Rev. Paul Poolton

Rector

I was born in Toronto, ON and lived in many different communities both as a child and an adult on my journey to Windsor where I arrived in 2012, fresh out of seminary and ready to take on the world.  St Augustine’s is my “official” second parish as a priest but I have had a great journey of ministry in many congregations; an Anglican since birth.  Previous to following my path to ordained ministry, I spent a great many years in the transportation industry; starting as a driver and eventually making my way up the ladder to a management role.  The transition from truck driver to priest was a substantial “shift” … but has made for some great sermon materials.

My two children, Charlotte (currently at the University of Ottawa) and Aaron (about to enter high school) have been a great support team for me in my ministry and they love to be just about as involved as I am in our parish life.  I have no doubt they will make themselves known here at St Augustine’s.

If you can’t track me down, chances are I’m either at home with my kids, at the gym or on a walk or maybe I’ve borrowed someone’s motorcycle and I’m zipping around some curves on some secondary bit of pavement.  The feeling of being “free” on a motorcycle has been a sanctuary of mine for years and continues to be a place of peace for me.

I very much look forward to serving God with all of you here and I can’t wait to get to work with the great team of leaders your community has raised up for God’s work in our community.

Rev. Bill Crosby

Deacon
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I grew up in suburban Vancouver, BC (Richmond) where I met my wife Jane. We traveled together to various schools and positions in Europe, the USA and Canada, before arriving to Windsor in 2004. I began serving the then-Parish of St. Barnabas’ until 2012, when that Parish joined the former St. Aidan’s Windsor to form the newly established Parish of St. Augustine of Canterbury.

I am a ‘Noob’ as a Deacon, having been ordained only recently. I am currently in service to the Parish of St. Augustine under a General Permit from the Bishop of Huron. Here, and in that role, I hope to grow in the company of my family, fellow parishioners, and the many wonderful colleagues who define our Church family in the Deanery of Essex.

My idea of recreation is powered flight; I hold a Commercial Pilot License with Multi-engine, IFR (Group 1) and Instructor (Class 3) endorsements, and serve the Windsor Flying Club as a Ground and Flight Instructor (part-time). So – I go flying to help keep my ‘feet on the ground’! I’ve also been known to do a little woodworking from time to time, although my principal output seems to be clouds of sawdust, and little else.

Patty Boucher

Warden
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I grew up in the outskirts of Cottam, a small town of about 800 people at the time, just 40 minutes outside of Windsor.  My childhood was spent riding bikes, climbing trees and playing outside until the porch light came on.
When I was nineteen I moved to London to study dental assisting at Fanshawe College and upon my return moved into my first apartment in Windsor to pursue my chosen career.  Throughout the years I have worked as a chairside dental assistant, taught dentistry at a private college, managed an office and worked as a dental consultant in an orthodontic practice before settling on my current position as a Unit Clerk in the Fracture/Outpatient Clinic at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital.
Along the way I kissed many frogs before I finally met and married my Prince Charming, Darryl.  We have been happily married for seventeen years now and have two wonderful teenage boys – Daniel who just turned sixteen, and Trevor who will be thirteen next month.  Just recently we added a new addition to our family, Chloe, our ten week old mixed breed puppy.
Today my time is spent juggling family life, work and my involvement at St. Augustine Church.  My life is filled with wonderful family, great friends  and spiritual enlightenment.  I am happy, I am fulfilled and above all I am blessed!

Jane Crosby

Warden & Treasurer
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My early childhood was one of numerous international moves prior to my family settling in the community of RIchmond, BC where I completed my highschool years and was active in Guiding and the local Anglican Church.  There I met and married my husband, Bill and following university in Scotland, we returned to North American and spent 21 years on the prairies (Saskatoon) before moving to Windsor in 2005.  We are the proud parents of 2 great kids and a simply wonderful little granddaughter!
In my “day job”, I work in public accounting with a special interest in personal tax.
I enjoy puttering in the garden, the fish in the back yard pond and regret that there is just never enough time to complete all my stash of craft projects!
Church “excites” me and I’m looking forward to the chance to grow and share in the ministry of this new parish in East Windsor.  The opportunities and possibilities are endless … there is a place for everyone … and a unique gift that each of us brings to our parish community.

Ellington Griffith

Deputy Warden
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I was born on the Island of Trinidad and Tobago, where I completed schooling and my Senior Cambridge Exams.  I subsequently started working for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and during that time I did post secondary education at Extra Mural, now the University of the West Indies, and at Cipriani Labour College and in 1975 at George Brown College in Canada.  In 1968 I married my wife, Lourdelle and the family migrated to Canada in 1975.  I returned to Trinidad and Tobago in 1977 and was sent back to the Treasury at my previous job with the Trinidad and Tobago Government where I worked until 1986 and once again returned to Canada. Lourdelle and I were both active in church along with our kids. When we were actively searching out Anglican churches in our area of Windsor, we visited St. Barnabas where the welcome was very encouraging, the spiritual feeling was ‘there’ and we felt at home. Thus, we made St. Barnabas our family church.  I am now a member of the BAC, a member of the Parish Council and Deputy Warden.  St. Barnabas was later de-consecrated and St Augustine was born, where I and my family continue to worship with my wider church family at St. Augustine.

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