The Rev. Dr. Karen Dimock

Minister - Karen Dimock was called to be the Minister at St. Andrew's in November of 2014. Prior to entering the ministry, Karen’s background was in the sciences and she has always had a passion for discovering the world in which we live, and our own place and calling in it.  If you ask her what she enjoys most in her ministry, Karen will tell you it is the people and journeying together in faith and in Christ. Karen received her M.Div. from Knox College, University of Toronto in 2008 and served as Minister at Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church in West Toronto for six years before coming to St. Andrew's. She has been married to Hugh for 23 years, they have three children and one dog. kd@standrewsottawa.ca

 

Thomas Annand

Director of Music - A Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Thomas was appointed Director of Music in 1992. Each Sunday Thomas leads the choir and congregation from the organ loft.   Thomas was a student of Marie-Claire Alain in Paris.  He is one of the city's leading musicians, and has given recitals across Canada, the US and Europe. music@standrewsottawa.ca

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Christine Ball

Interim Director of Christian Education - Christine Ball has been a Member of the Diaconal Order for just over 30 years.  She has served in a variety of ministries including Native and Inner-city Missions in Winnipeg, as Presbytery Secretary in Montreal, job- shared at St. James in Chatham,  along with her husband, William while their two children were young.  Most recently Christine worked for the Synod as Regional Staff: Educational Consultant for 14 years.  Christine loves to hike and canoe in the summer, cross country ski and skate in the winter and read a good book any time of year.  cb@standrewsottawa.ca

Huda Kandalaft

On leave until 2017 - Director of Christian Development  Huda came to St. Andrew’s in October 2011. She was raised in a deeply Christian home in Syria and pursued graduate studies in Christian Education at the Near East School of Theology in Lebanon. About a decade ago, Huda emigrated to Canada with her husband Saad and their two daughters, Grace and Sophia, and continued her theological studies, receiving the Diploma of the Presbyterian College Montreal. Formerly, Huda has served as a member of the faculty at the College, and as Kids’ Animator with St. Columba-by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church in Pointe Claire. hk@standrewsottawa.ca

 
 

Kirk Session

St. Andrew's is served by over 50 elders who comprise the Kirk Session. The elders serve the families within their districts and meet at monthly session meetings and take part in all aspects of life and service in the church.

 
 
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Elizabeth

Office Administrator - Joining us at St. Andrew's in April 2007, Elizabeth previously worked 30 years in investment banking. She studied Ancient Greek Tragedy at university in Montreal and can still be found with her Greek lexicon at her desk. office@standrewsottawa.ca

James

Church Officer - James joined St. Andrew's in May 2008. He also works to maintain the effectiveness of the physical building, specializing in the needs for Sunday morning worship.

Sean

Church Officer - Sean came to St. Andrew's early 2016 and works hard to keep the church building clean and well maintained. Like James, he also accommodates groups that make use of the facilities.

 

Maureen

Christian Development Support Worker - Maureen came to St. Andrew's in May 2007. She coordinates advertising and our website, in addition to directly supporting specific programs offered at the church. mr@standrewsottawa.ca