July 1 – Canada Day
Reverend Doug Norris is now in his 18th year as lead minister at Rosedale United, and has been a faithful regular at Sturgeon Point Church for almost as long. Doug has just started a sabbatical which will feature study, some travel and finishing the restoration of a vintage MG and motorcycle.
The Reverend Canon Milton Barry began his ministry in his home province of Saskatchewan. He has served in several parishes in Peterborough and Toronto, including at Grace Church on the Hill for 18 years. He is currently a part time priest at St James Emily. Milton lives in Peterborough and is an avid sailor, cottager and curler.
Debbie Sherwin is a licensed Lay Worship Leader in the United Church of Canada. She is an active member of the newly amalgamated Highland Hills United Church in Minden Hills, a former faculty member and consultant at Mohawk College, and a Registered Massage Therapist. Debbie is exploring and training for her next chapter of re-Fire-ment, which will include being an advocate for Poverty Reduction in the COKL and Haliburton Highlands.
Rob Oliphant MP is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Don Valley West in Toronto, and a United Church minister. Prior to his election he served congregations in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Whitehorse and Newfoundland. From 1999 to 2008 he was part of the team ministry at Eglinton St George’s United, Toronto.
Jason Myers is a candidate for ministry in the United Church of Canada and will be starting an 8-month internship in September. He is an avid walker and his spiritual life often leads him outdoors to connect with nature. Jason lives in East Gwillimbury, Ontario with his wife Bri-anne and their sons, Isaiah and Simon.
The Reverend Susan Spicer is an Anglican priest who served six years in the Parish of Fenelon Falls and Coboconk and is now in charge of the parish of St George, Pickering Village in Ajax. She is delighted to be back in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region to worship with the Sturgeon Point Community.
The Reverend Allyson MacLeod is Associate Pastor at Keswick Presbyterian Church where she serves in ministry partnership with her husband. Born in Cape Breton, she looks forward to returning home each summer to be renewed and refreshed and enjoy time by the water with Kirk, their daughter Lily and their Golden Retriever, Toffee.
The Reverend John Ambrose is a retired minister in the United Church. He has served congregations in Mississauga, Toronto, Guelph and Kitchener. Recently he served as editor of Voices United, and as the Chair of the Board of the United Church Observer. John is a cottager at Hickory Beach.
We welcome back, Reverend Canon Milton Barry (see July 8th)
Lynne Davis, organist