Members of the OAMP Council of the Grand Priory in Canada

The OAMP Council is the body responsible for the operational, administration, maintenance and provisioning on behalf of the Grand Priory in Canada. The body is comprised of members who are volunteers or who are appointed by the Governing Council of the Order of Saint Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada. The Council receives direction from the Governing Council, and also presents proposals on various aspects including policies to the Governing Council for considerations and to vote on.

The following are members of the Order of Saint Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada, currently serving on the Council:

Chaplain-General of the Order in Canada: The Reverend Eric Dyck, M.Div., M.A., EGCLJ, KMLJ, CWA
Montreal Commandery

The Revd Eric Edward Dyck, EGCLJ, KMLJ is presently pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Montreal and on the clergy roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), Eastern Synod. He is Chaplain-General and Ecumenical Commissioner of the Grand Priory of Canada and Deputy Ecclesiastical Grand Prior for the Order internationally. He serves the Ecclesiastical Grand Prior as Chairman of the international Spiritual Advisory Council (an advisory council that informs and recommends to the Grand Master on spiritual matters in the Order). His theological studies were first at Lutheran Theological Seminary (University of Saskatchewan) and then graduate work in liturgical studies at the University of Notre Dame in the U.S.A. He is adjunct faculty at Montreal Anglican Diocesan College (McGill) and a member of Societas Liturgica, an international, academic society for liturgists. In 2018 he was recognised by the ELCIC and made a Companion for the Worship Arts (CWA) in the church’s companionate recognising contributions in the Lutheran Church in worship arts. Pastor Dyck was the ELCIC’s participant in the Lutheran World Federation’s international consultation on worship and culture. This international team engaged the Lutheran world communion in the ecumenical discussion of inculturation. In his work as a parish pastor, Eric Dyck frequently encounters issues of dying and death; the palliative care departments of the Montreal hospitals are familiar places to him. These experiences have cultivated a sensitivity to the pastoral rites for the dying (e.g. “last rites”) and death (e.g. funeral and burial rites) and their therapeutic qualities. He is also active in a number of ecumenical projects, especially with Anglicans and Roman Catholics. Despite numerous projects nationally and internationally, Pastor Eric Dyck has remained rooted in parish ministry and enjoys being able to serve his church and the Order of Saint Lazarus.
Almoner: Chev. J. Ross McLean, KCLJ OMLJ
Toronto Commandery

Ross is a graduate of Upper Canada College and Western University. He was Invested in The Order in 1987, joining Council as Herald (1987-1990) and as Assistant Marshal until 1994. Through business, he and his family moved to New Zealand, where he was also active in The Order, serving briefly as Chancellor, before returning to Canada. Ross is Chair of the 2017 Chapter General Committee. He worked for a global management consulting firm with assignments on every continent (except Antarctica) and has undertaken Ecumenical work in the Middle East on behalf of the Church of England. Ross and his wife, Lucy (also a Member), live in Muskoka and are active in waterfront real estate in Port Carling while working to establish Andy's House, a hospice for South Muskoka.
Principal Armorist: Chev. Edward A. McNabb, KCLJ, OMLJ, BA, LL.B., FRSA, FRHSC
Ottawa Commandery

Ted McNabb is a tireless advocate for Canadian heraldry. His life-long interest in the study and promotion of heraldry stems from joining the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada at the age of 14. By the age of 28, he had become one of the leading advocates for Canada to become independent of the United Kingdom in the area of things heraldic. Ted’s advocacy and that of others led in 1988 to Her Majesty The Queen authorizing the Governor General to exercise Her Majesty’s heraldic prerogatives thus making Canada heraldically independent. His ongoing work in the field of heraldry has been recognized. He has been honoured by the Canadian Government receiving the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). As well, Ted’s advocacy for Canada’s heraldic independence and a body of thirty-some years of sustained contributions to heraldry were recognized in 2011 when he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada. Ted is presently the Grand Priory’s Principal Armorist.
Custodian of Insignia: Col (Ret'd) M. Vaughan Langille, KCLJ
Ottawa Commandery

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Scrivener: Mr. Michael Kalnay CLJ, OMLJ
Arctic Commandery

Michael has recently retired after 25 years as a senior manager with the Government of the Northwest Territories. He most recently served as the Director of the Program Review Office where he worked on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government program and services. He previously served as Director of Pipeline Readiness, Community Governance, Strategic Change, Land Claims and Self Government Negotiations, and as Advisor to Cabinet. Michael received the Premier’s Award for Excellence in Public Service in 2009 for his role in the negotiation of the Tlicho Land Claim and Self-Government Agreement. He is presently working on a number of alternative energy projects, and is engaged in the development of a new enterprise, Arctic Sustainable Harvesting, with a view to establishing local food sources that will provide employment, import substitution, tourism and export opportunities. Michael is a member of the Northern Lights Council of Scouts Canada, the True North Rotary Club,, and actively involved in several other community groups. He has received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Scouts Centennial Medal, and the NWT Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of his voluntary activities. Michael served as Vice Commander northwest Territories for the previous three years. He also serves as Scrivener of the Grand Priory in Canada, and has attended every Chapter General since joining the Order.
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO): Chev. Robbie D. Sprules, KLJ(J)
Acadia Commandery

Robbie Sprules is a founding partner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Taylor|Sprules Corporation. He has over 28 years experience in: regional, national and international product brand development; product brand architecture; intellectual property creation and management; total corporate brand development, integration and application; product, service and corporate name creation, registration and asset development; complete strategic linked-brand program development; industrial design and applied research; strategic marketing counsel. Mr. Sprules has led creative and business teams as 'partnering groups' within and outside of traditional and non-traditional corporate structures, and is a proponent of linked-team services. He holds a BAA in Design, an MA in Administration & Management, is a member of the IDSA (US), ACIDO, GDC, ARIDO, IIDA (NYC) and a Director of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada. He has been responsible for developing complete integrated brand programs for over 50 national and international corporations. As a keynote speaker and guest lecturer on International Brand Development and MasterLook strategies, he has worked with many of the nation's most influential business and government leaders. Mr. Sprules holds the British titles Lord of Wrentnall and Lord of Great Lyth, hereditary Lordships in the western shires of England.
Historian: Chev. Brian T. Newbold, GCLJ
Acadia Commandery

Brian, born in Manchester,UK, gained an Honours B.Sc. from the University of Manchester. He graduated from Universite Laval,Quebec, with a DSc(magna cum laude) in chemistry. After a post-doctoral year there, he had a 45-year teaching,research,and administrative career at Universite Saint Joseph and Universite de Moncton. He also taught biochemistry at Mount Allison University. He was visiting professor at five universities in Canada, France, Brazil, and Japan, and holds numerous honours including: Founding member, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada,Emeritus Professor(Universite de Moncton), Union Carbide Chemical Education Award and Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms of France. Brian is author of three books and over 150 research publications.
Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO): Chev. David M. Cvet, KLJ(J), FRHSC (Hon)
Acadia Commandery

David, originally from Welland, ON, is a graduate of the University of Toronto with majors in biology and computer science. He began his work career conducting six years of diabetes research at the Banting and Best Institute, which spurred further interest in computing. He then pursued a career in technology spanning 25 years developing expertise from IBM mainframes, supercomputers to archtecting advanced network computing environments. David's interest in history was a catalsyt in the founding of the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts in Toronto in 1998, which now has schools in Guelph, Stratford, Digby and Halifax. This interest expanded to include heraldy and after becoming a member of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, he later became its 23rd President. He is an Honorary Fellow of that Society, awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a recipient of a grant of arms in 2004 from the Canadian Heraldic Authority, Ottawa.
Marshal: Chev. Lt. (Ret'd) William F.K. Tufnell, KLJ, MMLJ
Western Ontario Commandery:

Fred is a graduate of Brock University, St. Catharines, ON in political science following a five year tour in the Canadian Armed Forces. His academic education was followed by attending the Ontario Police College which lead to a position on the York Regional Police Force for 14 years where he retired from the force with the rank of Sergeant. He later formed TUF Security Services LTD., along with two additional security oriented companies in Ontario. He was member of the board of the Parole Board of Canada. Fred has been very much involved in community activities including Chair of the Council of the Simcoe York District Health Council, and Board member of the Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre, and York Central Hospital. He was also Chair of the Trillium Committee, and Chair of the Community Hospice Association of Ontario, and Chair of the Fundraising Committee for the Hospice Thornhill. He was admitted to the Order in 2003 with the rank of Officer, appointed Marshal of the Order in 2013, and elected as Vice Commander, Western Ontario Commandery in April 2016.