Our Leadership Team
The Reverend Alana McCord
Reverend Alana first arrived at Epiphany in September 2018 as our new Curate. She was ordained to the priesthood here in Ottawa in December 2018.
Not only is Rev. Alana new to Epiphany, she is new to Ottawa as well. Her father, Robert McCord, was also an Anglican priest, and Rev. Alana has lived in Onaping, Guelph, Oakville, Burlington, and Toronto.
Rev. Alana has a BA in History from McMaster University in Hamilton, a Master of Divinity from Trinity College, Toronto, a MA in History from St. Michael’s College, Toronto, and is currently completing her PhD Thesis on the Cultural Christianity of First World War Britain and Canada.
Rev. Alana is particularly interested in History and Christian Apologetics (the study of defining and defending Christianity), and has a passionate interest in Christian Education for all ages.
Rev. Alana is very happy to be making Ottawa her new home, and is thrilled to continue at Epiphany as the Interim Priest-in-Charge during Epiphany’s search for a new Incumbent.
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).
Rev. Geoffrey Chapman
Incumbent Priest 2012-2020
The Rev. Canon William Fairlie