April 24, 2022 

Dear friends, 

I write to share with you that the Rev Meagan Crosby-Shearer and the Rev Matthew Humphrey have 
resigned from their shared leadership roles at St Matthias so that they may take on work with a local 
sustainable business. Their last day as your clerical leaders will be June 10, 2022. They will both 
continue as bi-vocational priests of the diocese. 

Neither Matt nor Meagan have come to this decision lightly, and in their letters to me, they both 
described their awareness that the parish has suffered a great degree of instability over the years, and 
they described regret in adding to this burden of uncertainty. However, they also spoke of your 
courage and resiliency, your tenacity and your faith. Meagan and Matt are grateful to have served the 
parish of St Matthias, and for all you accomplished together; they made this decision knowing that the 
parish currently has the strength and motivation to continue its important ministerial presence in the 
Victoria area. 

The synod office staff are here to support you during this time of transition. I will meet with the 
wardens soon to begin conversations around transition.  


The Right Rev Anna Greenwood-Lee