You are not alone. Come share the journey.

Rev. Joe Gaspar

Joe has worked with congregations in Hornepayne and Parry Sound. He was born in Portugal and raised as a Roman Catholic but found a home in the United Church in the 90s. He enjoys spiritual reading and is a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and The Toronto Blue Jays!

Rev. Heather Power

The United Church is in Heather’s blood. Her mother was a United Church minister as well. She has worked with congregations in Cookstown-Thornton (outside of Barrie), Newmarket, Toronto, and Alliston. She loves live theatre, a good book, and opportunities to travel.

Neil Murray

Neil Murray is our Director of Music. He graduated from UWO in 1993 with an Honours Bachelor of Music Education. The following year, he studied chamber music at the Bordeaux Conservatory in France. Neil taught privately for 16 years, offering lessons on piano, saxophone, clarinet, flute and guitar. He has been involved in church work as a music director for over 20 years! Along with his work at Parkminster, Neil currently teaches K-8 music at a Montessori school.

Melanie Chisholm

Melanie Chisholm is the welcoming face of Parkminster as our Office Administrator. Melanie has worked in office administration for 30 years in different environments including transportation, media and the not-for-profit sector.

Allen Switzer

Allen is our Custodian. When asked about Parkminster, he responded that what he likes about Parkminster is the architecture. Sleek, modern, and unique with a wonderful combination of wood, brick and glass.

Jennifer Allan

Jennifer has been part of Parkminster United Church for about 15 years and values having a place to contemplate big questions alongside others who are doing the same. She is involved with the leadership team and puts together the newsletter and the annual report. Jennifer works in human resources and communications and spends her spare…

Debbie Siertsema

Debbie is a life-long member of the United Church of Canada and has had connections with PMUC since leading the YTCA group, which preceded TCOW, to Nicaragua in 2004.  Debbie has been a part of congregations in Bayfield, Mississauga and Stouffville before being able to settle in the Waterloo area. She lived through a number…

Kathy Shortt

Kathy is excited to be playing a leadership role at Parkminster United Church. She has been a member of the Parkminster community for many years and values Parkminster’s liberal theology, social justice initiatives, and inclusion policies. Kathy is a also a member of the Voices United Choir, the Capital Projects Committee, and the Resettlement Committee.…

Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson first attended services of the Church of England before leaving the UK to attend university in the US during the 1960s. He came to Canada in 1969 and joined Glebe United Church in Ottawa and was married in St. Paul’s Dundas. For 15 years he was a member of the Congregational Church of…

Gregg King

Gregg has returned to the position of Treasurer.  He and his wife have been members for over 20 years and Gregg has been a member of many committees.  He is a retired CPA who is enjoying his retired time by curling, spending time at his cottage, and playing with his grandkids.