The Reverend Jeff Potter
is the Priest and Lead Pastor at St. Stephen’s, Maple.
Jeff holds an Honours Master of Divinity from Wycliffe College, and a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School. Jeff practiced law at a large Bay Street firm prior to responding to God’s call to full-time ordained ministry in the Anglican Church.
Jeff is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and works to build up well-equipped disciples. Prior to being called to plant something new at St. Stephen’s, Jeff served at the parishes of Holy Trinity Thornhill and the Church of the Transfiguration in Toronto. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of Fresh Expressions Canada, and has previously served as Co-Chair and Creative Director of the Diocesan Spirit of Invitation working group, and as a member of the Vital Church Planting organizing committee.
With a deep interest and broad experience in missional theology both academically and as a practitioner, Jeff is a sought-after conference speaker and workshop leader. He is frequently invited to speak on topics including church-planting and fresh expressions, church renewal and revitalisation, and missional theology.
Jeff’s wife, Becky, works as a tax lawyer and also serves as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at St. Stephen’s. They live in the rectory next to the church with their daughter, Josie, their son, Jamie, and their dog, Harriet.