St. Albans Church is thrilled to announce that the Rev. Simone Hurkmans has been appointed by Bishop Shane Parker as our new Incumbent. Rev. Simone will also serve as Incumbent of St-Bernard. She is currently the Associate Incumbent at All Saints Westboro, and will start at St. Alban’s on August 3.
Simone grew up in Embrun, Ontario and moved to southern Ontario to study mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo. After graduation, she spent 10 years working as a professional engineer and manager in the automotive and renewable energy fields. Simone and her husband John met as engineering students at Waterloo. They live in Westboro with their two daughters and their son.
While an active parishioner at All Saints’, Simone was surprised by a calling to ordained ministry, and began to respond to it in 2012. She completed a Master of Divinity in Anglican Studies at St. Paul University in early 2017. Her formation also included chaplaincy training at the Ottawa Hospital and parish internships, including: St. Luke’s in downtown Ottawa, the parish of Metcalfe, Greely and Vernon in south Ottawa and St. Paul’s Kanata. She was ordained to the transitional diaconate and to the priesthood in 2017.
Simone enjoys crossword puzzles, coaching ringette, and coffee shops.