Director of Music:
Director of Music, 9:02:
Director of Music Emeritus:
Jane Christmas Wamsley
Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-Hayes – Senior Minister
After serving two United Churches in Toronto and Richmond Hill, seven years of teaching at two theological colleges and 31 years of ministering at Maple Grove United Church in Oakville, Rev Morar accepted God's call to assist the leadership of Christ Church and First United as we embarked on the journey toward amalgamation and to work with us to call a permanent minister. She is particularly interested in how new ministries emerge from complex challenges so is excited to be with us. She has been described as a courageous preacher and a caring pastor. She is married to the Rev. Canon Dr. Alan Hayes, a professor at the Toronto School of Theology. They have two daughters and three granddaughters.
Mark Chown – Minister
Mark joined the Christ Church team shortly after his marriage in June of 2013. He has hit the ground running at Christ Church, taking lead roles in the summer Vacation Bible Camp and Band Camp experiences and looks forward to many more outreach activities for children and youth. He grew up in Whitby, ON and now resides in the downtown core with his wife Rachelle, their dog Wolf and cat Odin. Mark holds a bachelors degree with a double major in philosophy and theology from Tyndale University. Mark was most recently on staff at a Pentecostal church in his home town where he played a major role with youth, music, design, and technology. When not busy planning events for the kids, or grabbing coffee with youth, Mark enjoys his time at home with his wife and dog.
Jane Christmas Wamsley – Director of Music
Jane Wamsley came to Christ Church in January 2010. She grew up in Blenheim, Ontario and was involved in the choirs of Blenheim United Church and learned to play the church organ there. Jane received her Honours Bachelor of Music-Organ and Church Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, then her Bachelor of Education at University of Toronto/OISE. Jane taught elementary school for 34+ years, beginning in Elgin County, then in Halton as classroom teacher, music teacher, Music Consultant and Coordinator of Arts. Jane has been a Church Music Director in several United, Anglican, Presbyterian and Lutheran Churches, and feels a strong call to Ministry through music. Jane and her husband, Marty, live in Burlington, and have 2 grown children, Christy (Seb) and Greg (Ashley). Jane feels blessed to have been welcomed so graciously to Christ Church United.
Greg McCausland – Director of Music, The 9:02 Express
Greg McCausland joined the Christ Church team in June 2017. Greg comes to us from Lorne Park Baptist Church, where he was the worship leader for ten years. A Red Seal Chef by trade, he achieved a Diploma in Culinary Management from Niagara College, and a Certificate of Christian Studies from McMaster Divinity College. Drawing on 20 years of experience in a myriad of Christian Worship settings, Greg is always looking for new and exciting ways to help people experience God’s presence through worship. He is married to his best friend Sarah, and they have their hands full with son Aedan, and the family dog Juggles. Greg and Sarah are very grateful for the welcome they have received in joining the Christ Church family. The Worship Team is always interested in meeting new musicians and vocalists, so feel free to reach out to Greg if you are interested.
Christine Barlow – Office Administrator
Christine is the first point of contact when you call Christ Church.
She became our full time Office Administrator in November, 2018.
Christine enjoyed supporting the congregation of First United Church for the past nine years. Before her son was born she had a successful career as an International Marketing and Communications Manager in the manufacturing industry. Christine resides in Port Credit with her husband Craig, son Owen and tiny wee dog Geddy, They are a busy hockey and baseball family - often found at a hockey arena or baseball diamond depending on the season. She too enjoys playing a good game of shinny from time to time. In their downtime the family enjoys taking road trips, hiking, canoeing and camping.