PO Box 100, Carlisle, Ontario L0R 1H0 | Phone: 1-833-236-0280 | wowrc@united-church.ca
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Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council Staff

Cheryl-Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa

Cheryl-Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa

Executive Minister

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Ext. 2
Email: CSampa@united-church.ca

Regional Council Staff Resource
Cheryl-Ann is often at meetings throughout the three regions. She is responsible for overseeing, supporting and guiding the regions in governance and administration.

Serves in: Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from home and spends time in each region.

Role: Cheryl-Ann provides leadership, counsel, and support for the governance and administration in the Regional Councils.

Contact Cheryl-Ann: Budget and Policy; Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, and Violence, Executive Resource Support.

 

John Neff

John Neff

Minister, Congregational Support

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 7
Email: JNeff@united-church.ca

Congregational Support Commission Staff Resource
Supporting
communities of faith with articulating ministry and mission and when in times of transition. Connecting communities of faith to care for each other in mutual ministry. Transforming communities of faith in hope and presence for the future.

Serves in: Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council

Location: Teleworks from home and spends time in the region

Role: John provides support for the region by encouraging and connecting communities of faith as they adapt and experiment in changing times.

Contact John for: Community Ministries, Congregational Finance, Governance, Covenants, UCC Grants, Property, and Transitions - amalgamations, collaboration, disbandment, resource for Congregational Support Commission.

Micol Cottrell

Micol Cottrell

Minister, Pastoral Relations

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 6844
Email: MCottrell@united-church.ca

Human Resources Commission Staff Resource

Micol provides staff support for the work of the Human Resources Commission in the area of pastoral relations, including support for ministers and communities of faith in search, support for Ministry & Personnel committees, support for a new pastoral relationship with the United Fresh Start program, appointment of ministers for short-term needs.

Serves in: Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks and works from home and spends time in the regions.

Role: Micol encourages and supports ministry personnel toward health, joy, and excellence in ministry practice.

Contact Micol about: Conflict Resolution; Finding A New Minister; Licensed Lay Worship Leaders; Ministry & Personnel questions and concerns, Licenses To Administer Sacraments; Pastoral Relationship Policy; Resources for Transition Times; Retirement; Sabbaticals; Sick Leave; Short Term Supply Ministers; Visiting Minister Options.

Kevin Steeper

Kevin Steeper

Pastoral Support Minister

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 8
Cell: 226-222-0454
Email: KSteeper@united-church.ca

The Rev. Kevin Steeper is responsible for fostering and encouraging clergy support networks for the purpose of mutual care and support. Kevin is also available to offer pastoral care to individual clergy and their families in times of crisis.

Serves in: Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from home and spends time in the regional councils.

Role: Kevin encourages and supports ministry personnel toward health, joy, and excellence in ministry practice.

Contact Kevin about: Clergy Support Networks, Pastoral Care to Clergy and to their families in times of crisis.

Thérèse Samuel

Thérèse Samuel

Minister, Right Relations and Social Justice

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 9
Email: TSamuel@united-church.ca

Thérèse shares the Social Justice position with the Minister, Social Justice, serving the Mission and Discipleship Commissions and social justice ministries in the region. She also supports Indigenous and Non-Indigenous churches in the region in the work of building right relations.

Serves in: Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from home and spends time in the regional councils.

Role: Thérèse encourages and connects communities of faith in their work and supports Indigenous ministries in their relationship with the region and promotes and supports racial justice and social justice ministries.

Contact Thérèse about: Affirming Ministries, Anti-Racism; Intercultural Ministry; Right Relations; Indigenous Ministries, Social Justice Ministries and resource to the Discipleship & Justice Commission.

Kathy Douglas

Kathy Douglas

Minister Faith Formation

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 5
Cell: 519-441-0656
Email: KDouglas@united-church.ca

Kathy works with children, youth and young adults, supporting them in various programs and faith-forming events. Many youth are nurtured into leadership roles. Kathy also works with camps and United Church Women groups.

Serves in: Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from home and spends time in the regional council.

Role: Kathy encourages and connects communities of faith with matters of faith and justice and the regional council in youth and young adult ministry and matters of faith formation..

Contact Kathy about:  Camping & Campus Chaplaincy Ministries; Faith Formation- Children, Youth, Young Adult and Adult Christian Education; Social and Eco-Justice Ministries; Mission & Support Grants, Support to Pastoral Care Teams and Music Ministry Leadership:  United Church Women (UCW) and resource to the Discipleship & Justice Commission.

John Egger

John Egger

MINISTER, SOCIAL JUSTICE

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 6068
Email: JEgger@United-Church.ca

John was raised in Calgary. He has a Ph.D. in New Testament studies from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto. His dissertation was on Paul’s use of the Hagar/Sarah motif in his letter to the Galatians and how it has been spun in the history of interpretation. This was a kind of case study into how biblical texts have been (i.e., can be) misread in the history of the church and the dangers thereof.

Serves in: Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from home and spends time in the regional council.

Role: John encourages and connects communities of faith in their work and promotes social justice ministries.

Contact John about: Social Justice Ministries and resource to the Discipleship & Justice Commission.

Sue Duliban

Sue Duliban

Executive Assistant

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 1
Email: SDuliban@united-church.ca

Sue provides administrative support to the Executive Minister and resources and provides lead administrative support to the three executives and regional councils. Sue is also the person to contact with any questions regarding marriage license registration and policy.

Serves in: Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from home and occasionally from the Regional Council office in Hamilton.

Role: Sue administrative support to the Executive Minister, provides lead administrative support to the regional council executives and presidents and the Congregational Support Commission.

Contact Sue about: General inquiries about Regional Councils and administration, Regional Council Meetings, and Marriage license registration and policy.

Krista Ford

Krista Ford

Administrative Assistant, Finance

Email: KFord@united-church.ca

Krista works part time in her role as Administrative Assistant for Finance.  In this role she works with various members of the finance team both at a Regional and General Council level to process various bills, travel claims and documents for payment. She also keeps track of important information for Honorarium payments and related tax documents.
Serves in: Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from home.

Role: Krista is the administrative assistant for finances.

Contact Krista about: Billing, invoices, travel and expense claims, honorarium payments.

 

Pretima Kukadia-Kinting

Pretima Kukadia-Kinting

Administrative Assistant, Communication & Records

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 6
Email: PKukadia@united-church.ca

Pretima prepares and distributes communication material. She maintains databases and records and resources the Pastoral Relations Minister.

Serves in: Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from home.

Role: Pretima sends the eNewsletters and is administrative support to the Pastoral Relations Minister, Human Resources Commission.

Contact Pretima about: eNewsletters, resources for Pastoral Relations, forms/Dropbox set-up.

Elizabeth Marshall

Elizabeth Marshall

Administrative Assistant, (Term Contract)

Phone: (905) 659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 6089
Email:
 emarshall@united-church.ca

Elizabeth manages the office site and mail; as well as the minute secretary for Discipleship & Justice Commissions for Antler River Waterways, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways Regional Councils.

Michele Petick

Michele Petick

Administrative Assistant, Social Media and Website Management

Phone: 1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6333
Email: MPetick@united-church.ca

Michele provides administrative, social media and website management support to the regions of Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways.

Serves in: Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from home.

Role: Michele is administrative support to the Regional Council staff team, and manages the website and social media.

Contact Michele about: Website and social media (Facebook & YouTube).

Martha Pedoniquotte

Martha Pedoniquotte

Community Capacity Development Coordinator (CCDC), Indigenous Ministries & Justice Unit, United Church of Canada

Phone: 519-373-4205
Email: mpedoniquotte@united-church.ca

Martha serves the area of Ontario Quebec East Region and is one of three CCDC’s working for the National Indigenous Council, Indigenous Ministries & Justice Unit of the United Church of Canada.  CCDC’s build capacity within the Indigenous Community’s of Faith through knowledge transfer, skill development, sharing of resources and best practices, facilitation of training and funding opportunities. CCDC’s assist with the Mission & Service working group, and the Real Property and Capital Plan working group, and ensure that the needs are met for pastoral care, ministry recruitment and other requirements of the Community of Faith. Martha currently works with 24 Community’s of Faith in Ontario Quebec.

 
Tanya Cameron

Tanya Cameron

Office of Vocation, Minister for Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Phone: 1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6101
Email: TCameron@united-church.ca

As a member of the General Council Office of Vocation, deployed in the region,Tanya supports the processes for discernment and training of ministry personnel, their readiness for accreditation, continuing education standards, and oversight and discipline of ministry personnel.

Brenna Baker

Brenna Baker

COMMUNITY OF FAITH STEWARDSHIP SUPPORT FOR ANTLER RIVER WATERSHED, WESTERN ONTARIO WATERWAYS AND HORSESHOE FALLS REGIONAL COUNCILS

Email: BBaker@united-church.ca

Phone: 1-800-268-3781 Ext: 2010

Book a conversation with Brenna about stewardship here.

As a member of the General Council Philanthropy Unit, deployed in the region, Brenna consults with congregations and individuals around all areas of Stewardship and generosity including: congregational giving programs, Mission & Service, Planned Legacy Giving, and the United Church Foundation.

Brenna has been in ministry in the United Church for 11 years, having joined us from the Presbyterian Church, USA. Spending some time in a rural Saskatchewan community of faith, most recently she has been serving Erindale United Church in Mississauga.

Brenna brings a passion for teaching and stewardship to this position, as well as recently having completed a Certificate in Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Management from Toronto Metropolitan University.

In her own words, “I am a huge fan of the Called to be the Church program and use it often… educating newcomers and occasional visitors about our practices of giving and what, very specifically, their offering goes toward.”

Greg Smith-Young

Greg Smith-Young

GROWTH ANIMATOR FOR ANTLER RIVER WATERSHED, WESTERN ONTARIO WATERWAYS AND HORSESHOE FALLS REGIONAL COUNCILS

Email: GSmith-Young@united-church.ca

As part of the General Council’s Organizational Development and Strategy Unit, deployed in our regions, Greg works working alongside existing congregations that are seeking to renew, supports people who are seeding new communities of faith, and shares in efforts to strengthen how all of us invite people into the life and way of Jesus. Greg served in congregational ministry for 27 years, first in northern Ontario and more recently with Hope Springs United Church near Guelph. Greg has led the Presence Project, helped launch a local Generous Space group to support  2SLGBTQ+ people, families and allies, and is part the Cruxifusion network of ministry leaders. Greg is energized and hopeful about how existing and new communities of faith can live Christ’s transforming presence within their neighbourhoods. He believes that Jesus continues to call us into his work: exploring and discovering, experimenting and learning, humbly open and boldly confident in the Spirit.