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. firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wayne is the Director of Music, conducts the choir, and is an integral part of the worship team. email@example.com
Christine is our associate music director
Mary is the Director of Administration, and manages the church office, supporting all staff, board and congregation. firstname.lastname@example.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)
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.