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 email@example.com.
Reverend Roberta Howey
Roberta is the newest recruit, and has joined Rosedale as the Acting Minister of Youth and Community Engagement. Roberta is a lifelong Torontonian, she lives and breathes the TTC. She recieved her B.A. in English and History from the University of Toronto, St.George campus, in 2013. In 2014, after a brief break from her studies, she pursued her M.Div at Emmanuel College, graduating in 2017. Roberta then moved to Wawa for her 8 month internship, where she both learned to love the North, and learned she is a city girl at heart. Upon her ordination in 2017, Roberta began a 9 month ministry at Manor Road United. She is thrilled to be working with a congregation that is willing to explore all manners of social life, including the LGBTQ community, inter-religious and inter-cultural work, Indigenous relations, and mental health advocacy.
Wayne is the Director of Music, conducts the choir, and is an integral part of the worship team. Contact Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christine is our associate music director.
Cynthia is the Director of Administration, and manages the church office, supporting all staff, board and congregation. Contact Cynthia at email@example.com.
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)
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
Joanne Gooding, 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.