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 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

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 will be leading 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.

 

In Times of Crisis

John 6:1-21, 10th after Pentecost, Kristin Philipson A week ago today a young man made his way to a lively and family-friendly high street on a beautiful summer evening,...
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Sermon: Settled

2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Kristin Philipson It had been a long time since David had felt this way; settled, like he’d finally been able to exhale after a long time holding his...
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Sermon: Pray. How?

Psalm 139, Karen J. Bowles Our liturgy today is a little different.  There will be three parts.  And there will be only one reading.  In each of the three parts we will be...
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Sermon: Pray! Why?

Karen J. Bowles Matthew 6: 5-15 Why indeed. I hope this morning we can search this question and together canvas some answers.  I am sure you have your reasons for prayer -...
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Sermon: The Divine Dance

Karen J. Bowles Isaiah 6:1-11 There is a Trinity joke I want to share with you this morning. In Matthew 16 Jesus says “Whom do people say that I am?”  And his disciples...
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Rosedale United Church

159 Roxborough Drive
Toronto, Ontario,
M4W 1X7 Phone: (416) 924-0725
Fax: (416) 924-9505
E-mail: churchoffice@rosedaleunited.org
Mon. to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.