Staff Team:

Our staff team is passionate about serving Christ in our church and in the community. Our ministry is focused on building relationships and community with one another.

         Rev. Grant Williams, Lead Minister

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Grant has been with St. Andrew’s United Church for 13 years. He has a passion for Worship, Contemporary Music, Pastoral Care and Minstry with Young people. Prior to being ordained in 2001 he was a Youth Minister in the Toronto Area. Grant is also a founding director of a non-profit organization called Community Unity- Halton Hills which cares for people in need of assistance. He is compassionate to others in need and is energetic. He has two young children in elementary school. His hobbies include carpentry, camping, biking and travelling.

 

 

Janet Zenwirt, Student Intern

 

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Janet graduated from Emmanuel College in May and is a candidate for ordained ministry. She has a keen interest in worship, pastoral care, and small group ministry. Janet is curious about finding new ways of being the church and the intersection of spirituality and wellness. She has a background in corporate communications and has been involved in many volunteer activities in her congregation and community. She is a member of a worship team at the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (CAMH). Janet managed a Reiki practice in her congregation for several years. She has taught Sunday school, adult ESL classes, and karate. Janet and her husband, Adrian, have two university-age sons. Janet’s interests include gardening, reading, fitness, and travel.  

 

Susan Whaley, Music Director

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Sue has been the organist and choir director at St. Andrew’s for over 25 years. She has played in Anglican and Presbyterian churches prior to coming to us. She loves this church!

Sue Whaley attained an ARCT (written),  a BA in music composition,  and a Masters in Education. She taught piano and composition privately for many years and is currently a Principal at a large elementary school in the Peel District School Board. She has served as an adjudicator for music festivals.

When not at school or in the church, Sue can be found riding horses or camping and canoeing.

 

Margaret Yahiro, Office Administrator

 
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Margaret provides administrative support to our congregation and staff. She joined the staff in April 2014. She enjoys interacting with people from the congregation and the community, as well as preparing for services on Sundays. Prior to being at St. Andrew’s, Margaret was a Mainframe Systems Programmer. Margaret is adjusting to her semi-retirement life and enjoying every minute of it working at the church and in her spare time, she enjoys travelling with her husband Ross and daughter Michelle, walking, reading and swimming.
 

Bill and Nancy Beswick, Custodians

Bill and Nancy, provide our custodial services to both the St. Andrew’s Church building and the St. Andrew’s Senior’s Residence. They have been on the St. Andrew’s Staff since 2009

 

 Margaret Piper, Nursery Care Provider

Margaret has been attending St. Andrews United Church for about 8 years becoming a member in 2013, with her husband, after all 5 of her children joined through confirmation.  She has worked in the nursery since summer 2014, and every Sunday her youngest daughter, Rachael, helps out.  Everyone in the Piper household is growing up, some are now pursuing post secondary, others only have a year or two left of high school.  She thoroughly enjoys teaching and playing with the youngest of our children and they are enjoying attending as most run across the basement to get to the nursery when she or Rachael look out to see who is on their way.