Meet the Staff

Minister — Rev. Ken MacDonald

First United is entering a time of Intentional Interim Ministry and the Transition Team has selected Ken MacDonald to lead us 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 — Laura Fitzpatrick

We are pleased to have Laura as our Choral Director. Laura has a Ph.D in Music from the University of Western Ontario and is a very gifted individual. Her wonderful talents have added some new twists to our music program.

Organist — Sandy Beckett

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!