OUR PEOPLE

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Rev. Kate Jones - Minister

Rev. Kate was called to ministry with Two Rivers Pastoral Charge in 2018. She graduated from the Atlantic School of Theology in 2017, served her internship in Chetwynd, BC, and was ordained by the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario in 2018.

Before answering the call to ministry, Rev. Kate had a career as a physiotherapist, and she lived in Thunder Bay, Ontario for most of her adult life. She describes her call to ministry as feeling like an "itch" - and as she became involved in different parts of the life of the church, the itch just became itchier. Within a month of beginning her studies at the Atlantic School of Theology, Rev. Kate knew that she was exactly where she needed to be.

Rev. Kate knew that Two Rivers Pastoral Charge was the church that she was called to serve because of the strong sense of community within the congregations (and the pastoral charge as a whole), as well as the passion that the people of our congregations carry for living God's love in the world around us.

When she isn't ministering with the people of Two Rivers Pastoral Charge, Rev. Kate can usually be found reading, playing her piano, cuddling her cats, canoeing, or travelling the world!

Rev. Kate can be reached at:

revkate.tworivers@gmail.com

(506) 343-1307

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Gabrielle (Gaby) Anderson - Youth and Families Ministry Coordinator

Gabrielle Anderson is a graduate from St. Thomas University where she double majored in Human Rights and Sociology. Her degree goes hand in hand with her passion for working with people in need, not only locally but around the world. Her passion was infused with hope and happiness after a two and a half month volunteer trip to Ghana in 2010. Here Gabrielle was blessed to teach youth of all ages and returned learning more than she believe she offered.

Gabrielle's jump into youth ministry was not blind as she is the granddaughter of Prince Edward Island United Church Minister, Chesley Boutilier.

When Gabrielle isn't working within the church you can find her visiting friends and family and sharing her smile with the world!

Gaby can be reached at:

anderson.yfmc@gmail.com

(506) 651-2988

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Elaine Elkin - Office Administrator

Elaine came to us after working with Dr. J. West, who retired at the end of December 2014. She brings with her, enthusiasm and a cheerful presence with a love of the United Church. When not at the office, Elaine enjoys a round of golf with her friends and long time hubby Rob. The winter is filled with wonderful books and dinners while patiently awaiting a Spring vacation in a warmer climate.

Elaine can be reached in the church office at:

wuc@nb.sympatico.ca

(506) 757-2201

Bertis Sutton - Music Director (Westfield United Church)

Bertis has worked as a collaborative pianist with Friends of Music, Opera New Brunswick, and the Sopranos, served as music director for Saint John Theatre Company and KV Players, and appeared on stage with SJTC in productions of The Rocky Horror Show, Sweeney Todd, and Mamma Mia! and with KV Players in Oklahoma! and The Addams Family. He has served on the boards of Imperial Theatre, Opera New Brunswick, and Debut Atlantic and been Westfield United Church’s music director since 1999.

Bertis teaches English and law at Kennebecasis Valley High School and spends his free time writing, running, and working on his century home.

Bertis can be reached at
bertissutton@gmail.com

Joan Small - Music Director (Long Reach United Church)

Long Reach United Church's music enthusiast Joan Small is a retired school counsellor. She has many years of experience as pianist, organist, choir director, and member of the Saint John Chorale and the New Brunswick Symphony Chorus.

Peter Boyce - Music Director (Bayswater-Summerville United Church)

Details and picture to come soon.