Staff and Leadership

Reverend Kristin Philipson

Kristin is currently acting Team Leader, and responsible for Worship and Spiritual Care.  Kristin has been a part of the ministry team at Rosedale United Church since 2011.  Originally from Edmonton, Kristin received her B.A. in Honours English at the University of Alberta and studied History, French Literature, Art History and Languages at l’Université Catholique de Lille, in France.  She has an M.Div from Emmanuel College, University of Toronto and is currently working towards her Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree from McCormick Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago.  Kristin is married to Stephen and is mom to Nicholas, Emma, and Sebastian.  Kristin is passionate about helping people to make meaning in their lives and to live out their deepest beliefs with courage, conviction and hope.  She believes that all faith traditions have transformative power for good.  Contact Kristin at kphilipson@rosedaleunited.org.

 

Wayne Strongman

Wayne is the Director of Music, conducts the choir, and is an integral part of the worship team.  Contact Wayne at musicdirector@rosedaleunited.org.

 

Christine Hanson

Christine is our associate music director.

 

Cynthia McDonald

 

Cynthia is the Director of Administration, and manages the church office, supporting all staff, board and congregation.  Contact Cynthia at churchoffice@rosedaleunited.org.

 

Kelly Buxton and Steven Muise

 

Kelly and Steven are the Church Sextons, (full time, and part time) and responsible for the upkeep of the church buildings.  They can be contacted through the church office (above)

 

Lay Leadership

Rosedale United Church is both a community Church and a gathered Congregation. The majority of its members live in the Rosedale-Moore Park area but some members come from other parts of Toronto. Rosedale United is, we believe, a friendly and welcoming Congregation with about 430 member households. The members have a strong sense of community which is reflected in many ways, including participation and leadership on the Board, committees, Sunday School teaching and various community programs. A significant number of the members are academically and professionally trained people who hold positions of responsibility and leadership within their chosen careers and in volunteer activities.The traditional term for the senior lay leader of the congregation is ‘Clerk of Session’ – a phrase from our Presbyterian heritage which denotes the importance of the person who gathers the wisdom and diligence of the elders of the congregation (the Session) to make decisions and set direction.

 

Joanne Gooding, Clerk of Session leads the Board from February 2018, for two years.  Joanne and her family have a long history of active engagement in the congregation, outreach work, the neighbourhood, and she brings experience in nonprofit leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ is Risen! An Easter Sunday Sermon

Rev. Kristin Philipson, Luke 24:1-12 A couple of weekends ago I got a text from a friend, it was Saturday afternoon.  “I know it’s short notice,” she wrote, “but do you want...
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Reflections for Palm Sunday: Sharing our Deepest Convictions

By Corey Copeland, Rose Mina Munjee, and Rev. Dr. Anne L. Simmonds, Luke 19:28-40 A Reflection by Corey Copeland: If I had to focus on one conviction at the very bottom of...
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Sermon: People Change

Rev. Kristin Philipson, John 12:1-8, Lent 5 So I googled “keys to successful relationships” this past week and got all kinds of insight.  People in successful relationships...
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Rev Dr. Anne Simmonds

2019-04-17 Rev Dr. Anne Simmonds When we initiate a “new beginning” in our life, it can be exciting and energizing.  When a “new beginning” is thrust upon us, coming around...
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Sermon – ‘Learning To Not Know’

March 31, 2019  Doug Norris Before I begin to preach, let me say a bit about how it has been to be a preacher here.   In this 20 square feet of floorspace.    This is all...
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Community Calendar

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Christ is Risen! An Easter Sunday Sermon

Rev. Kristin Philipson, Luke 24:1-12 A couple of weekends ago I got a text from a friend, it was Saturday afternoon.  “I know it’s short notice,” she wrote, “but do you want...
Read

Reflections for Palm Sunday: Sharing our Deepest Convictions

By Corey Copeland, Rose Mina Munjee, and Rev. Dr. Anne L. Simmonds, Luke 19:28-40 A Reflection by Corey Copeland: If I had to focus on one conviction at the very bottom of...
Read

Sermon: People Change

Rev. Kristin Philipson, John 12:1-8, Lent 5 So I googled “keys to successful relationships” this past week and got all kinds of insight.  People in successful relationships...
Read

Rev Dr. Anne Simmonds

2019-04-17 Rev Dr. Anne Simmonds When we initiate a “new beginning” in our life, it can be exciting and energizing.  When a “new beginning” is thrust upon us, coming around...
Read

Sermon – ‘Learning To Not Know’

March 31, 2019  Doug Norris Before I begin to preach, let me say a bit about how it has been to be a preacher here.   In this 20 square feet of floorspace.    This is all...
Read

Community Calendar

April 2019
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Rosedale United Church

159 Roxborough Drive
Toronto, Ontario,
M4W 1X7 Phone: (416) 924-0725
E-mail: churchoffice@rosedaleunited.org
Mon. to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.