Our Leadership Team
The Reverend Arran Thorpe
Life changed for Arran Thorpe on December 24, 1998 when a friend brought him to Christmas Eve service at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in his hometown of Maple Ridge, B.C. He realized then and there that faith had been the missing element in his life. So, that evening he began a decade-long journey towards ordination to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada. Along the way, he graduated from Saint Mary's University in Halifax with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences specializing in International Development with a minor in Economics. Arran then travelled to The Gambia in Africa for six months to undertake an international development research project. Afterwards, he obtained a Master of Divinity degree from the Atlantic School of Theology doing his graduate project on “why do people give money to the church”. While in Halifax, he was supported by the members of his home parish of the Church of Saint Andrew in Cole Harbour.
Arran was ordained a priest on the Feast Day of St. Columba in June 2008. Afterwards, he served as Curate for The Parish of Seaforth, which was a collection of five Anglican churches along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. He swears the easiest way to reach some of these churches on Sunday was by surfboard! He then served as Rector at All Saints Anglican Church in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Rev. Arran says it's located: “just down the street from the famous Chicken Burger diner.”
He married Charmaine Fraser in 2007 and together they relocated to Ottawa in early 2013. Thereafter, Rev. Arran led the congregation at Trinity Anglican Church in Old Ottawa South. Arran and Charmaine welcomed their son Greyson during his time at Trinity.
Rev. Arran arrived at Epiphany Anglican in March 2021. His early priorities at Epiphany are to get to know church members. He wants to know everyone's life story and to find out what has brought you to Epiphany.
Music and Choir Director
Gennaro is a loving husband to Emma and proud father of Jacob and Gabrielle.
Gennaro was born and raised in Ottawa – Dunrobin to be precise. He holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. By day, he teaches Music, Visual Art, and Drama to the grade 7 & 8 students at Immaculata High School. By night, he sings as a tenor with the Cantata Singers of Ottawa.
Gennaro started playing the piano at the age of 4, and music has been a part of his life ever since. His journey as a church musician began at St. Isidore Catholic Church when he was in 10th grade. A good friend coaxed him into joining the choirs at church and at school (although he had never sung in a choir before) and he has never looked back. He went on to sing in the choirs at Ottawa University and as a choral scholar at St. John the Evangelist, followed by a few years accompanying the choir at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Gennaro was introduced to Epiphany by his wife Emma who grew up in the parish, and they got married here in July 2013.
Come say hi if you can catch him chasing a toddler around. He’s always happy to talk music or to hear what you thought about the selections. And if being in the choir interests you at all, don’t be shy!
Chunson Park came to Epiphany in 2004 to serve the Lord through the role of Organist and Choir Director. In 2018, she resigned from the Choir Director due to a health issue but continues today to happily deliver music by playing the organ and piano, as well as teaching children bible songs. Chunson graduated from University of British Columbia, Juilliard, and Boston University (DMA).
The Reverend Alana McCord
Curate: 2018 -2020 Interim Priest-in-Charge 2020-2021
Rev. Geoffrey Chapman
Incumbent Priest 2012-2020
The Rev. Canon William Fairlie