The Rev. Canon Charles W. Simmons is the Canon for Ministry in the Diocese of New York. A native of the Bahamas, Canon Simmons was educated at Loyola University, New Orleans, Codrington College, Barbados, and New College, Edinburgh. Before joining the diocesan staff, he served as Priest-in-Charge of St. Andrew’s Church, Bronx; Assistant Priest at St. Gabriel’s Church, Brooklyn; Associate Rector at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan; Honorary Associate, Old St. Paul’s, Edinburgh; and Assistant Priest, St. George’s, Nassau, Bahamas. He and his wife Sheryl have one son Charles William Edward.