The Rev. J. Derek Mathers
Derek Mathers received his Bachelor of Arts from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, and his Masters of Divinity from Concordia in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has served the English District as Vice President Lake Erie Region, Circuit Visitor Canada West and Circuit Visitor Canada East. Rev. Mathers served the Synod as a pastoral advisor to seminary wives.
Pastor Mathers is a passionate disciple of Jesus who wants to make disciples who can make disciples. When he’s not doing that, he roots for the Blue Jays, reads science fiction (Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett), and works at his cabin.
He has been serving as pastor at St. Luke’s since 1999, and has also pastored in Saskatchewan, Beamsville and Mitchell. Born in Edmonton, he grew up in Minnesota and Okinawa but came back to Canada to go to Brock, where he met and married Deb. They have two daughters and a grandson. He loves to do lunch and, if it’s at Duff’s, you’ll make his day.