Director of Music:
Director of Music, 9:02:
Director of Music Emeritus:
Jane Christmas Wamsley
Jim Cairney - Minister
Jim Cairney came to Christ Church as our Minister in March, 2007. He comes with a deep sense of call and is delighted to be here to serve Christ Church. Jim is Montreal born, and raised in Ancaster. He has a degree in journalism from Ryerson in Toronto, and worked for two large daily newspapers. He received his theological education at St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon. Since ordination, he served in ministry in a number of settings and contexts. He enjoys skiing, cycling, gardening, cooking, canoeing, sailing, swimming, travel, and camping.
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.
Karen Matthews – Office Administrator
Karen is the first point of contact when you call Christ Church. She became our full time Office Administrator in March 2016. She was born in Wales, and grew up in Oakville, Ontario. Her background is in Broadcasting Administration involving organizing, planning, and scheduling at CBC Radio in Toronto, and her education was in Business Management as well as Visual Arts from Sheridan College in Oakville. She is the mother of three children – Darryl (Paula), Evan and Rhiannon, and a grandmother to Kelly. She lives in Clarkson with her husband Kent, and family and joined the congregation in 2007. She enjoys arts, crafts, movies, gardening and listening to music.