The Reverend Canon Gerald Westcott
Rector, Parish of the Resurrection, South River
Diocesan Canon for Spirituality
Queens College Adjunct Faculty for Pastoral Studies in Spirituality
I have been a priest for 24 years and have served in both the Central and Eastern Dioceses. Prior
to priesthood, I served in the Canadian Forces for 14 years. I am married to Valerie, a Community
Health nurse. We have three adult children and one grandchild. Spending quality time with my
family is a priority.
As an outdoor enthusiast, I am an avid hiker and sea kayaker. Being regularly out and in creation,
is an important part of my life. I am playful and like to have fun.
As an extrovert, I love being with people. Respectful and loving relationships, as well as time for
silence and solitude, are the fuel for my heart and soul, and they draw the best out of me, both
personally and pastorally.
Reading and ongoing learning are also important to me and are integrated into the rhythms of