People

We are a down to earth, largely rural based community of faith. We are people who share our everyday life experiences, supporting each other through highs and lows, drawn together by our Christian faith.

In typical United Church fashion, we love to share food, fellowship and the helping hands of friendship.

We often discover we have more questions than answers facing life circumstances personally, in our local communities and across the world.

We are companions on journey, helping out each other through our worship, in our daily activities and our special ministries.

Collectively, we have many individual causes and interests that we support, actively involved in all manner of groups, organizations and missions.

On July 8, 2018, we voted to become an affirming church. 

We are all ministers, living our faith each day. Some folks in our church family, we will introduce here.

Kevin Fitzpatrick – Worship Minister (supply)

Kevin along with his family have been members of Dunsford United Church since 2002. Kevin is supported lovingly by the congregation at Dunsford during his discernment in his call to Ministry and as the journey continues towards Ordination in the United Church of Canada. Kevin and his family appreciate all the ways the congregation at Dunsford United Church has supported him in his journey of faith, and will always consider Dunsford United Church as his home church. Kevin will be with us for 13 weeks, starting January 1, 2021.

Our Administrative Assistant Christena-Lynn Erglis

Having served in this role for more than a decade, C.L. has extensive knowledge and expertise, faithfully directing our day to day, and having a heart for the people of Dunsford United Church. She is everybody’s “go to”, when we wonder who does what, when and how. Wednesday 9:00AM to 5:00PM are Christena-Lynn’s regular office hours. She efficiently accomplishes more in a day than many do in a week, for which we are so grateful.

Our Senior Choir Director and Musician Brenda Shield

Brenda Shield is our incredibly talented in house musician, leading us in song every Sunday and preparing the Senior Choir for their wonderful musical performances.

“Music is my life and passion. From the time I was old enough to sit on the piano stool, the precious gift of being able to sing and play anything by ear has been a lifelong joy!

Music has fed my soul through involvement in many genres of music, choirs, as well as barbershop harmony.  My vocal training has provided many opportunities for solos, duets, trios and quartets.  

I enjoyed a successful career in the teaching profession where I could share music with students through musicals, concerts, assemblies and classroom activities. Music is the art of joyful singing.”

Our Church Custodian Arvada Reynolds

Arvada, often assisted by her daughter, keeps our building in excellent order, modelling what it means to be a care-taker of our spaces and places.