Reverend Petro (Peter) Bodnar - Pastor
Born in Szczecinek, Poland, Fr. Bodnar immigrated to Edmonton, Canada in 1989 where he finished High School. In 1990 entered Holy Spirit Seminary and studied at St. Paul University in Ottawa where he received a Baccalaureate in Theology – Eastern Christian Studies and a Master of Theology. He also received a Bachelor of Education – Primary Junior Division Diploma from Nipissing University in North Bay, ON. Fr. Peter was ordained on May 10th, 1998. From 1999-2004 he served St. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Church in Cawaja Beach and Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Barrie. He also served as Chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Toronto. Fr. Bodnar has been at St. Mary’s in Sudbury and St. Michael’s in Coniston since 2004. He is married to wife Renata and they have two sons, Matthew and Nicholas.