Rev. William Mercer joined the Wesley staff on September 1, 2005. Bill was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and moved to Bay Roberts, Newfoundland in 1980 where he became a member of Central United Church. In 1982 he became a candidate for ministry (from Central United Church) and in 1983 began his undergraduate degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Religious Studies. Following his graduation from MUN, he attended Emmanuel College in Toronto and completed his theological training in 1989 with a Master of Divinity. He was ordained by Newfoundland and Labrador Conference that same year at Gower Street United Church in St. John's. He and his wife, Debra, and two children, Nicholas and Jeremy, were settled on the Old Perlican Pastoral Charge. Following his settlement charge, Bill has since served on the Harbour Grace, Curling (Corner Brook) and Green's Harbour Pastoral Charges.
Being born and raised in Toronto, Bill is a die-hard Maple Leaf fan and he knows this year (no need to say which year as he says this every year) is the year they win the Stanley Cup!