Standardbred Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada

We are committed to help

To provide our services and events volunteers are essential part of the chaplaincy.

Standardbred Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada

We are committed  to help

To provide our services and events volunteers are essential part of the chaplaincy.



Chaplain Ken Carter

Ken Carter (Chaplain)

It is a privilege to work with such a great group of people. Much has changed over the last 15 years since I began this ministry. I look forward to what we can accomplish together in the coming year. You can read more of my background in the chaplain section of the website.

Anita Ouellette

Anita Ouellette (Director)

Anita, born and raised in Bavaria, Germany was first introduced to harness racing by her husband Luc when they met in NYC in 2000 but it wasn’t until their move to Canada in 2003 that she became actively involved in the industry. Her husband has been a supporter of the Chaplaincy since its inauguration and over the years Anita joined his efforts in sponsoring the annual golf tournament and other outreach programmes. Currently breeding, owning and training Standardbreds, Anita knows all about the highs and lows of the industry and strongly feels that the racing community is in need of an emotional, spiritual and financial safety net. Chaplain Ken is able to provide that and she is looking forward in supporting the mission of the Chaplaincy by joining the board of Directors.

Judi Hodges

Judi Hodges (Treasurer)

I’ve been involved with the chaplaincy since shortly after it’s inception in 2005. I have served as secretary, vice-president and presently in my second term as treasurer. Coming from a racing family, I worked my way through the ranks as groom, trainer and driver. Unfortunately, a bad back caused to return to school to learn the business side at Seneca College’s Harness Horse Industry Operations. Graduating in 1983, my focus turned down that avenue and opened the door to positions at Cuddy Farms, Cantario, Ontario Sire Stakes Publicity and Promotions Committee and Woodbine Entertainment Group.
Retired now I enjoy still having contact with the horse industry that has brought me so much pleasure over the years. The chaplaincy gives me the opportunity to give back.

Karen Carter

Karen Carter (Director)

I am the chaplain’s better half. We have been married since 1963. I have always supported Ken in his work with the horses as well as the ministry. We get to work together in many aspects of the chaplaincy. When he is called to minister to someone who is sick or hurting, I sometimes accompany him especially for those suffering from cancer because I have been taking treatment for the past 8 years and can relate to them in some ways. We are looking forward to what the Lord has in mind for the coming year.

Ruth Stutzman

Ruth Stutzman (Director)

I am currently part-owner along with my husband Jonas Stutzman of First Line Training Centre where we provide a sound choice for horses. Joe and I share the experience of 34 years married, and 5 children. I happily became involved in the Ontario Racehorse Chaplaincy intending to help people within the industry as needs arise. I’ve enjoyed seeing what can be accomplished by the Ontario Racehorse Chaplaincy under the leadership of Pastor Ken and Karen Carter. In my spare time, I enjoy art, landscaping, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.
Jean Posthuma

Jean Posthuma (President)

I am now in my third term as President of The Racetrack Chaplaincy.
I have lived in Campbellville all of my married life (43 years).
Long before I became a member of the Chaplaincy I was helping grooms at the Mohawk Racetrack. I learned about the Chaplaincy and joined Ken Carter with the wonderful work he does with helping Grooms who need his help.
I have served on the Board of Directors, Secretary, Vice President and at present President. I serve on this role under the guidance of Pastor Ken Carter.
Volunteering for all events included are our annual Golf Tournament, Barbecues, Raffle Draws.
I have been working with the horses for the past 15 years at High Stakes. This is a Breeding Farm. I have also been a volunteer for The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society.
I have met a lot of wonderful people and made many friends over the years. Helping others is very important to me and I hope that I have made a difference in their lives.

“We are grateful for the hard work and the commitment the chaplaincy does for our racing community “

Chaplain Ken Carter

(519) 942-6641

760 Woodhill Dr., unit 110,
Fergus, ON.,
N1M 3W5

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