Board Of Directors

Driven to building an organization centred around empowering seniors at home and in the community.

Jayson Bueckert


Jay came to Fort McMurray from Edmonton in 2005. Before moving he studied psychology and philosophy at King’s University and, upon graduating, was recruited to work for CLAC as a Representative. He quickly realized his love of serving others through conflict mediation in a unionized setting. His psychology degree made him a natural fit for dealing with the human side of labour relations. He is now a Regional Director and enjoys working with his team in Fort McMurray. In 2007 Jay joined the Board of St. Aidan’s and in 2015 he accepted the role of Board Chair. In his free time, Jay loves to be outdoors with his wife and three sons, exploring nature. His dedication to family and community are evident in the way he takes the time to connect at home and in the wider community.

Philip Kilpatrick

Treasurer & Vice-Chairman

Philip is an electrician & electronic technologist, Green Belt 6-sigma certified. Retired in May 2023 as a Sr. maintenance planner at Suncor Energy. In 2020 we purchased ‘Sun N Fun Pool & Spa’ in Red Deer and working on building the business to new levels. He and his wife of 47+ years, moved to Fort McMurray in 2013 for a new adventure. Philip immediately found a volunteer opportunity with St. Aidan’s. He has served on the board since 2014 and holds the positions of Treasurer and Vice Chair. Philip is also very active with maintenance at his Church and the condo building where he lives. He has been President of the Condo Board since 2014.

Tara Stephenson

Member At Large

Born and raised in NS, Tara has lived in 5 provinces across Canada , where she has enjoyed giving back to her community through volunteering. Tara moved with her husband of 35 years to Fort McMurray 12 years ago and has made it her home. She is currently a board member of Girls Inc and St. Aidan’s Society.  She enjoys gardening, hiking and sewing 

Lindsey Thibeau


Lindsey is an educator at MERC, teaching grade 9 English and Social Studies.  She is a bibliophile, an outdoor enthusiast, and loves to spend a lazy weekend at home with her family.  She’s been a board member for St. Aidan’s since Spring 2019.

Harvey Tulk

Member at Large

Harvey is a retired Supply Chain Professional. He happily resides in Fort McMurray with his wife Lynn (who is retired as well ). Harvey loves volunteering (especially with St Aidan’s!!). He also loves golfing , walking and interacting with people . He try’s to live by the golden rule- “Do onto others as you would have them  do onto you. “

Tim Byron

Member at Large

Tim has a long association with the community of Fort McMurray (over 30 years), being a former student of Father Mercredi High School and Keyano College before moving on to the University of Alberta to pursue his law degree.

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