Reverend Jesse Parker

Diocese of Toronto

The Reverend Jesse Parker is the Incumbent of the parish of St. John the Evangelist in Port Hope, Ontario. After graduating from Royal St. George’s College, Jesse completed both his undergraduate and divinity degrees at Trinity College, University of Toronto. Before studying for the priesthood Jesse worked as a fundraiser, a schoolteacher and the lead singer of a rock band. He was ordained deacon in 2011 and priest in 2012. Jesse has served on a number of boards and working groups. In addition to his work as PWRDF Diocesan Representative, Jesse currently sits on the boards of Royal St. George’s College, Trinity College, the Diocese of Toronto Foundation and the St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Seniors Centre. Jesse and his wife Leanne welcomed their first child, Grace Mary, in October 2016.