Staff and 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 Congregation and Community 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.

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 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.

 

Sermon : ‘Tomorrow, Today’

 December 2, 2018   Doug Norris It’s all about to get nice, soon, isn’t it?  This beautiful season.  There is a prophetic tableau of this coming niceness in the big window...
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Sermon: ‘Truth’ Leadership

November 25, 2018, Rev. Karen J. Bowles  2 Samuel 23:1-5 John 18:33-37 Christ the King Sunday I’m beginning to think that kids today are smarter than those of my...
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Sermons : To Bless the Space Between Us

A set of reflections by, Kristin, Karen, and Doug, on the practice of greeting one another with a blessing of peace.  The audio recordings are here in sequence, and printed...
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Sermon: Facing the Monumental

Kristin Philipson - November 11, 2018
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Sermon : ‘Perfect. Never Less’

Doug Norris - October 28, 2018 First let me take a moment to rattle on a bit about the socio-political situation of the Jesus movement in relation to Late Second Temple...
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Community Calendar

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Welcome to our Congregation Members.

Please select the drop down page to fill in the form, with consent, with your current details for our online directory. You will be sent a password for access to the directory.

 

Under the Church tab in the drop down menu - select ‘directory’. Or press HERE to link.

Sermon : ‘Tomorrow, Today’

 December 2, 2018   Doug Norris It’s all about to get nice, soon, isn’t it?  This beautiful season.  There is a prophetic tableau of this coming niceness in the big window...
Read

Sermon: ‘Truth’ Leadership

November 25, 2018, Rev. Karen J. Bowles  2 Samuel 23:1-5 John 18:33-37 Christ the King Sunday I’m beginning to think that kids today are smarter than those of my...
Read

Sermons : To Bless the Space Between Us

A set of reflections by, Kristin, Karen, and Doug, on the practice of greeting one another with a blessing of peace.  The audio recordings are here in sequence, and printed...
Read

Sermon: Facing the Monumental

Kristin Philipson - November 11, 2018
Read

Sermon : ‘Perfect. Never Less’

Doug Norris - October 28, 2018 First let me take a moment to rattle on a bit about the socio-political situation of the Jesus movement in relation to Late Second Temple...
Read

Community Calendar

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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.