© Christ Church Cherry Valley
Christ Church Cherry Valley

The Priest-in-Charge

The Rev. Dr. G. Wayne Short

Dr. Short brings to Christ Church over 30 years of ministry experience serving in  four parishes in Newfoundland and Labrador, one on Vancouver Island and another in Northern Ontario.  He is a graduate of Memorial University  of Newfoundland and did his ordination studies at Huron College at UWO in London, Ontario.  In 1993 he completed his Doctorate of Ministry  in psychology and clinical studies at Andover Newton Theological College, near Boston Massachusetts. In addition to his doctorate he completed a year internship in pastoral psychotherapy.  Rev. Dr. Short serves as Priest-in-Charge giving leadership to Christ Church and providing  pastoral services.  He is married to Sheila Marchant-Short who works as a Clinical Leader in Public Health in Charlottetown. They have one son Peter who will begin his final year of Law School this fall. They are proud owners of two Bernese Mountain Dogs.  In addition to his duties at Christ Church Dr. Short has a new counselling practice in Charlottetown called Enriched Counselling Services.

Our Lay Readers

Samantha Ludwick

Samatha Lutwick has been a Diocesan Lay Reader for eight years. Her home parish is the Parish of Milton, Rustico, Georgetown and St. Peter's Cathedral. She regularly officiates at St. John's in Milton, St. Mark's in Rustico and Christ Church Cherry Valley. Samantha is also involved in fundraising, a  Prayer Chain and Choir. She is also enjoys their House Church Band. Parishioners at Christ Church Cherry Valley enjoys how she weaves her personal life experiences into her messages and are very appreciative of her ministry with them.

Don Himelman

Don Himelman has been a Diocesan Lay Reader since November of 2000,  licensed by Bishop Arthur Peters. Don's Home parish is Christ Church Cherry Valley. Don officiates at service at  Christ Church, Cherry Valley; Holy Trinity, Georgetown; St. Albans, Souris; and St. George's, Montague.  In past years, he has  taken service at St. Mark's, South Rustico; St. John's, Milton and St. John the Evangelist, Crapaud. Don currently serves on the Parish Council at Christ Church and represents the parish on the  Diocesan Church Society where he is also the Lay Vice Chair of the Diocesan Church Society. He serves as the island representative of the   Lay Readers Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Don is also the Secretary-Treasurer of the Cross Roads Rural Community Fire Company. Don brings to his ministry a wide range of church involvements and activities. Parishioners are very appreciative of his ministry.
© Christ Church Cherry Valley - The Little Church with a Big Heart
Christ Church         Cherry Valley

The Priest-in-Charge

The Rev. Dr. G. Wayne Short

Dr. Short brings to Christ Church over 30 years of ministry experience serving in  four parishes in Newfoundland and Labrador, one on Vancouver Island and another in Northern Ontario.  He is a graduate of Memorial University  of Newfoundland and did his ordination studies at Huron College at UWO in London, Ontario.  In 1993 he completed his Doctorate of Ministry  in psychology and clinical studies at Andover Newton Theological College, near Boston Massachusetts. In addition to his doctorate he completed a year internship in pastoral psychotherapy.  Rev. Dr. Short serves as Priest-in-Charge giving leadership to Christ Church and providing  pastoral services.  He is married to Sheila Marchant-Short who works as a Clinical Leader in Public Health in Charlottetown. They have one son Peter who will begin his final year of Law School this fall. They are proud owners of two Bernese Mountain Dogs.  In addition to his duties at Christ Church Dr. Short has a new counselling practice in Charlottetown called Enriched Counselling Services.

Our Lay Readers

Samantha Ludwick

Samatha Lutwick has been a Diocesan Lay Reader for eight years. Her home parish is the Parish of Milton, Rustico, Georgetown and St. Peter's Cathedral. She regularly officiates at St. John's in Milton, St. Mark's in Rustico and Christ Church Cherry Valley. Samantha is also involved in fundraising, a  Prayer Chain and Choir. She is also enjoys their House Church Band. Parishioners at Christ Church Cherry Valley enjoys how she weaves her personal life experiences into her messages and are very appreciative of her ministry with them.

Don Himelman

Don Himelman has been a Diocesan Lay Reader since November of 2000,  licensed by Bishop Arthur Peters. Don's Home parish is Christ Church Cherry Valley. Don officiates at service at  Christ Church, Cherry Valley; Holy Trinity, Georgetown; St. Albans, Souris; and St. George's, Montague.  In past years, he has  taken service at St. Mark's, South Rustico; St. John's, Milton and St. John the Evangelist, Crapaud. Don currently serves on the Parish Council at Christ Church and represents the parish on the  Diocesan Church Society where he is also the Lay Vice Chair of the Diocesan Church Society. He serves as the island representative of the   Lay Readers Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Don is also the Secretary-Treasurer of the Cross Roads Rural Community Fire Company. Don brings to his ministry a wide range of church involvements and activities. Parishioners are very appreciative of his ministry.