Joseph Vecsi retiring as communications director

Vecsi, who has served in the position since October 2019, will retire Nov. 20. Photo: Contributed
Published September 29, 2023

Joseph Vecsi, director of communications at the Anglican Church of Canada’s national office, will retire effective Nov. 20.

Having served in the position since October 2019—a role he called the most challenging and often the most rewarding in his career—Vecsi said his decision to retire, announced by the national office Aug. 2, came with mixed emotions.

“I just felt that I basically accomplished what I needed to accomplish,” Vecsi told the Anglican Journal. “So I’m taking the next chapter in my life, which is both scary and kind of exhilarating.”

Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said Vecsi was a highly valued colleague and advisor who would be missed. General Secretary Archdeacon Alan Perry cited Vecsi’s role in developing the digital news platform Anglican News Canada as well as an eStore for church publications, plus his work coordinating communications for Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s visit to Canada in April 2022.

Before working for the Anglican Church of Canada, Vecsi oversaw communications or public affairs for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Scarborough Hospital, the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and OPTrust, which manages the OPSEU Pension Plan.


  • Matthew Puddister

    Matthew Puddister is a staff writer for the Anglican Journal. Most recently, Puddister worked as corporate communicator for the Anglican Church of Canada, a position he held since Dec. 1, 2014. He previously served as a city reporter for the Prince Albert Daily Herald. A former resident of Kingston, Ont., Puddister has a degree in English literature from Queen’s University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario. He also supports General Synod's corporate communications.

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