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.

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.…

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…

Barb Leask Wynne

Barb is happy to be back on Council. She has been a member at Parkminster for many years and has enjoyed the community of Parkminster as well as the liberal theology and welcoming attitude to all. She has been involved with many aspects of the work at Parkminster as a member of Council, the Affirming…

Jack Reynolds

Jack has served as Treasurer at Parkminster for five years, and before that was Chair of the Ministry and Personnel Committee. Jack and Mary Reynolds, have been at Parkminster for 19 years and greatly value the friendships there and the caring community that is Parkminster. After a 33 year career at Mutual Life, Jack served…