Staff & Leadership

Reverend Doug Norris

Doug is the staff team leader, and responsible for Worship, preaching, outreach, adult classes, pastoral care duties, and support for the board and leadership of the congregation.   dnorris@rosedaleunited.org

Reverend Karen Bowles

Karen is the Minister for Pastoral Care, and is also involved in adult education, outreach, preaching, planning and leading worship services. karenbowles@rosedaleunited.org

Reverend Kristin Philipson

Kristin provides ministry to the youth and children, and the many volunteers who work with them and is also involved in preaching, planning and leading worship services.   You can email her at youth@rosedaleunited.org.  She blogs at www.parentingwithspirit.blogspot.ca.

Wayne Strongman

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

Christine Hanson

Christine is our associate music director

Mary Garrone

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

Kelly Buxton and Michael Gibson

Kelly and Michael 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 about430 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

 

Corey Copeland, Clerk of Session, will be leading the Board from February 2016, for two years.  Corey attended RosedaleUnited as a child, and after being away for many years pursuing bSCS_COPELAND_corey_1643_RGB_headshotusiness interests, and is back in active membership in many of our programs, from contemplative groups to compassionate outreach.

 

 

 

Joanne Gooding is the Deputy Clerk (incoming) and will assume the full Clerk duties in early 2018.   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.

 

 

Welcome!

We are a dynamic and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Canada, with a tradition of strong preaching, fine music, and compassionate outreach.

There is a welcome here for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, family configurations, abilities, and economic status to attend, join, celebrate life passages, and participate with us in the call to learn, grow and serve as disciples of Christ.

Artist of the Month: Brigitte Nowak

Brigitte Nowak lives in Toronto and spends summers on an island in Georgian Bay. Her paintings, in oils and in egg tempera, explore the nature of reality and illusion, the interface between the human and natural worlds and the line between observation and comment.

Read more about Brigitte here

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