Our Church Wardens

Leadership at Grace


James AppleyardJames Appleyard is a technology start-up investor and mentor. He was previously an assistant professor of management at the University of Toronto and an entrepreneur. At Grace, James has been involved in advancing our reconciliation‎ work with Canada's indigenous people, and he chairs the parish finance and investments committee. He is a senior fellow at Massey College, a trustee of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Arts, and supports the ministry of the Rev'd Nadim Nassar in the middle east as a trustee of The Awareness Foundation.


BettieTullis and her husband, Mark, moved to Toronto from Atlanta in January 2006 and quickly found a warm home at Grace Church-on-the-Hill.  Her activities here include serving as a reader, administrator of the chalice, and prayer leader; participating in the Book and Film Group and in Cariboo, and helping in the church library.  Now she is delighted to serve as part of the team of wardens who care for our church.  Her responsibilities have included Outreach and overseeing our highly acclaimed Child Care Centre


Erin IslesErin Iles has been a parishioner at Grace Church-on-the-hill for ten years.  Erin has both legal and marketing expertise.  After completing her law degree at Dalhousie University, she switched to a career in advertising and marketing and was responsible for launching Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty in Canada.  Erin is interested in the sphere of Christian Education for children, teens, and younger families.  She helped to organize the recent successful fundraising evening and can often be found helping to prepare the Grace Cafe brunches while her daughter sings in the choir. 


 Christopher Bunting has spent his career in the public relations business, where he was chief executive of communications consultancies based in Toronto and then, for close to a decade, in London, England. He is Deputy Chair of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, and supports the work of the Awareness Foundation in the Middle East as a member of the London-based board of trustees, and as Chair of the Awareness Foundation America.  Chris follows in the tradition of his grandparents, who were long-time parishioners at Grace Church.  A fan of parish brunches, Chris also chairs the Stewardship Committee at Grace. He is a summer parishioner at St. Peter’s on-the-Rock, Stony Lake.