We are thrilled to welcome Rev Pirie Mitchell as our Supply Minister starting on April 1, 2020. By way of introduction, Rev. Mitchell has significant experience and knowledge of church life and here are just a few of his credentials:

  • Twenty five years as a teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board
  • Twenty three years as a Lay/Student Minister in three different pastoral charges
  • Graduate of the University of Toronto, Emanuel College as an Ordained Minister
  • Since Ordination he has served in four Pastoral Charges, two as Interim Minister
  • Certified Family Counsellor
  • Doctor of Ministry in Preaching
  • Leader’s Role in Resolving Conflict
Rev. Pirie and his wife Ruth live in the community of St. Mary’s and as our three quarter time (30 hours a week) Minister, he will be in the office on Sunday and two other days of the week plus his time working at home. Remember, this is the pledge we made as a congregation to increase our lay work involvement and support the three quarter time efforts of our Minister. During this current time of uncertainly as COVID-19 moves through our society hopefully it is comforting to know that our church community now has a very qualified Minister as part of the leadership team. It may be some time before you have the opportunity to actually meet Pirie face-to-face but when you do please take the opportunity to welcome him into our church family.