Director of Music:
Director of Music, 9:02:
Director of Music Emeritus:
Jane Christmas Wamsley
Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-Hayes – Senior Minister
“There’s life in dem dry bones yet!” So said The Rev. Clifford Elliott when he married late in life. For me, after 6 years of ministry and 7 years of teaching practical theology and 31 years of a fulfilling ministry at Maple Grove United, I thought I was in for a rest. God had other ideas! I find myself in a ‘late marriage’ with a wonderful group of Christians seeking a new creation: bringing together the best of two cultures and working toward a creative, sometimes chaotic, always evolving, never perfect, people – connected with one another, spiritually engaged, and community focused.
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
I’m pleased to be the Music Director for our 902 Express Contemporary Worship Experience. I served Lorne Park Baptist church for over 10 years, and joined the Christ First team a while back. In addition to 30 years of exposure to a myriad of musical settings and spending time at McMaster Divinity College, I’m also a Red Seal Chef by trade. I’m very passionate about the 902 service, and always interested in meeting potential additions to the band! My beautiful wife Sarah and I live in Hamilton with our son Aedan.
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.