The Parish of South Carleton is privileged to be served by two fantastic priests!
Reverend Carolyn Seabrook
Reverend Carolyn Seabrook is Incumbent of the newly formed Area Parish of South Carleton, serving the communities of Kars, Metcalfe, North Gower and Osgoode in the southern region of the Diocese of Ottawa. Prior to this she was Incumbent of the Parish of Kars-Osgoode and former Curate at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Westboro. Reverend Carolyn’s warm, welcoming and enthusiastic approach to ministry helps all to feel at home whether at church, in a pastoral visit or participating in community outreach and service projects. She enjoys engaging the vital questions being asked of the church today and facilitating discernment and growth initiatives in challenging ministry situations.
Carolyn and her husband Andrew live in the rural community of North Gower (south of Ottawa) and have three adult children. Prior to ordination Carolyn studied Psychology at Queen’s University and subsequently completed a Master of Science degree in Psychology in the UK. About 10 years ago Carolyn felt called to ordained ministry and began theological studies at St. Paul University in Ottawa where she completed the Bachelor of Theology followed by a Master’s in Pastoral Theology leading to Ordination in the Anglican Church of Canada.
Carolyn’s community involvement and social justice work has included founding the local North Gower Farmers’ Market with her husband Andrew (the market is now in its 25th season) and serving as Vice Chair of the Kemptville District Hospital Board. Carolyn worked for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board for 13 years and prior to that spent time working in the field of ending violence against women and developing crisis and counseling services for women in under-resourced communities. She has participated in the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women and served on the Canadian Council of Churches Working Group on Human Trafficking. Rev. Carolyn is currently a Board Member of The Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS).
In addition to enjoying time spent with her family, Carolyn also enjoys music, travel, piecing together puzzles (of all kinds!), a range of art projects (which are works in progress!), raising chickens and time at the cottage.
Reverend Allan Budzin
Canon Allan Budzin was born in South Bend, Indiana. After elementary school, he began studies for the Roman Catholic priesthood at Carmelite Junior Seminary in Hamilton, MA. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with a degree in philosophy. After teaching high school in Los Angeles, he was ordained a priest in 1980 at Niagara Falls, Ontario. His first parochial assignment took place at St. Gertrude’s Church in Stockton, CA. He came to Toronto in 1983 for graduate studies at the Toronto School of Theology. During that time he also assisted at several Catholic parishes in the west end of Toronto. After leaving the Catholic priesthood, Al married and taught at George Brown College for several years. In 1997 he became an Anglican priest and returned to full-time parochial ministry. He was parish priest at St. Philip’s Anglican Church in Etobicoke. His interests include poetry, jazz, and thoroughbred horse racing. In summer 2016, Allan moved to Ottawa where he joined the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. He is now Associate Incumbent of the Parish of South Carleton.
Reverend Jim Roberts, Honorary Assistant
The Parish is also blessed to have an Honorary Assistant. The Rev. Jim Roberts pops up in our four churches on a regular basis and we are thankful whenever that happens.