Meet the Staff

Minister — Rev. Ken MacDonald

First United is in a time of Intentional Interim Ministry and the Transition Team is working with Ken to lead First through this period. Ken was ordained in 1974 and has served in 3 long term calls, 2 supply positions and 6 intentional interim ministry positions. Ken has also held a staff position at Toronto Conference as well as spending a brief time in the private sector as a restaurant operator. Ken brings a wealth of experience that will help our congregation develop a new vision for the future.

Please call the church office (905) 278-3714 to contact Ken.

Choral Director — Leanne Pillar

Leanne joined our music program in April 2017 and provides leadership to our three choirs - Adult, Youth and Children. Leanne is a talented Choral Director and encourages anyone with a desire to sing to join our music program.

Organist — Sandy Garraway

Sandy hails from a long line of organists — including her Welsh grandfather and her Dad. She’s been involved with our music programme for over 15 years, playing all our keyboards and arranging music. We love the stirring sounds she creates on our wonderful pipe organ.

Office Administrator — Christine Barlow

Our church office is a hub of activity — Christine's positive, outgoing attitude combined with her solid administrative skills make her a great resource. Got a question? She'll find the answer!

Student Hosts

We employ a number of youth who work during evenings and summer vacation periods, to keep the church open and running smoothly. They’re fun and well trained to help all those using our facilities. They also cheerfully do innumerable helpful tasks!