Updated November 2017

Ministry

Team

Our Ministry Team consists of the wonderful people we have on staff and volunteer leaders. Minister Music and Choir Director Children’s Worship Leader Office Administrator Custodians Council Chair Welcoming Team Leader

Minister

Rev. Elizabeth Cunningham

rev.eliz@stouffvilleuc.ca Rev. Elizabeth Cunningham was called to Stouffville United Church in September 2014, previously having served for 11 years at the neighbouring Mount Albert United Church.  She brings with her a love of worship, a deep commitment to pastoral care, a delight in working with youth, and a dedication to writing relevant, meaningful sermons.  Elizabeth was ordained in 2003, and received her MDiv from Emmanuel College.  Her undergraduate BA is from the University of Toronto, Victoria College in English/Fine Arts.  Elizabeth has an ARCT in Piano Performance and brings with her a love of music to her ministry.  Elizabeth serves on the Toronto United Church Council (TUCC) Steering Group for the Centre for Church Development and Leadership (CCDL).  Elizabeth lives on a farm near Mount Albert with her husband Keith.  Elizabeth has four children from a previous marriage, James, 25, Kathryn, 24 and twins Lauren and Elyse 22.  James and the twins live in Toronto and Kathryn lives in Europe.  Elizabeth enjoys bird-watching, photography and gardening.

Music and Choir Director

Courtney Britton

courtney.britton@stouffvilleuc.ca Courtney has been singing and playing piano for as long as she can remember. She was a member of the Amabile Youth Singers for almost 10 years and it was there that her decision to make music a life and not just a hobby was solidified. While a member of Amabile, Courtney recorded several CD's and went on performing tours of England, Scotland, Wales, Greece, and Canada's East Coast. Growing up in the Presbyterian church, Courtney was also the music director of the Anglican church in her hometown for 2 years. Courtney obtained her Honours Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Windsor in 2005 and her Bachelor of Education from OISE/UT in 2006. Courtney currently teaching Grade 2 at Joseph Gould PS in Uxbridge. Upon moving to Stouffville in August 2009, Courtney quickly became involved in the music scene around town, participating in Music Mania, filling in occasionally to accompany Bach to Blues and Men of Note, and playing in church. She is now the principal accompanist for Men of Note. Courtney still lives in Stouffville with her husband Jason, their beautiful daughters Daphne and Lucy, and their black lab, Roxanne.

Children’s Worship Leader

Lisa Harvey

lisa.harvey@stouffvilleuc.ca Lisa grew up in Stouffville, and Stouffville United Church has been a big part of her life growing up.  She has watched many children grow up and leave to follow their dreams.  Teaching Children's Worship and looking after the babies for many years, made her love working and being around children.  That is why she has been the leader of Children's Worship for 3 years now.  She loves watching the children's faith and belief in God grow stronger each year, teaching them different stories in the bible.  She currently works as a School Bus driver and Lunch Assists at Glad Park P.S., where her 3 children attend school.  Luis, who is 13, Malcolm, who is 11, and Chelsea, who is 6. She lives in Stouffville with her children and husband Dante.

Office Administrator

Peggy Kugler

office@stouffvilleuc.ca Peggy’s journey at Stouffville United began in September 2012 as the Office Administrator.  In conjunction with Rev. Elizabeth, she prepares the bulletins, announcements, weekly e-mails the “what’s new” and other materials for the weekly worship services. As well as welcoming guests and answering inquires, this role offers a lovely mix of varied duties including routine accounting procedures, assisting Rev. Elizabeth and the Church Treasurer, as well as being creative when putting together the announcements. She provides clerical and administrative support to the various church committees and groups.

Custodians

Brian and Theresa Carr

Brian and Theresa have been the caretakers of the church for over ten years.  As well as general cleaning of the rooms, they work on maintaining our beautiful old building with the help and support of the Property Committee.

Council Chair

Vacant

council.chair@stouffvilleuc.ca

Welcoming Team Leader

Carolyn Duggan

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