Pastor Christopher Clarke
Chris joined the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in his late 20s, which began his faith journey in the Presbyterian Church of Canada (PCC) and where he experienced God’s call to ministry.
Chris attended the Presbyterian College in Montreal. During college, he was a student Minister at the PCC church plant in Barrhaven. He graduated in May 2014 and was called to serve a congregation in British Columbia.
His special enjoyment is preaching and Bible study. He writes regularly at www.christian-spirituality.ca
Chris believes that God places our churches exactly where he wants them and that there are opportunities to minister in the immediate area. Chris, his wife Mary, three children, and three (3!!!) cats live in Westboro and can often be found hiking, cycling, or skiing in Gatineau Park.
Pastoral Care Coordinator – Marina joined Westminster in 2013 as the Spiritual Growth Worker. Her role changed in 2016 to focus more on pastoral care, providing Communion to the senior community and special services. Marina works to ensure that pastoral care is everyone’s ministry at Westminster.
Organist/Music Director – Mi-Kyong started learning the piano at the age of eight, and at the age of 13, she played as an accompanist at a church for the first time. When she was 16 years old, she became a lead pianist and a choir leader for worship services at her local church. She studied piano as her major and organ as her minor at Christian Art College. She also holds a B.A in English Literature and studied English in New Zealand.
Mi-Kyong has worked as a youth praise worship team accompanist, a pianist and organist, and a choir leader at various churches over 21 years in Korea and Canada. She says, “I am so thankful that my faith has helped guide me throughout these experiences.” When not playing music, she can be found spending time with her two children and their lovely cat Sammy.
Administrative Assistant – The Westminster congregation is pleased to have Elaine Tsang on staff. Elaine graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor degree and worked in her hometown, Hong Kong. There, she became a Christian in 2010 and served at Solomon’s Porch Hong Kong as an Church intern officer. She then moved back to study at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. Shortly after earning her Master of Divinity degree in 2015, she married her husband Tim and moved to Ottawa where she served as a youth pastor, worship leader, and Bible teacher in local churches. She has a great passion for studying the Bible and she always loves interceding and sharing the gospel. She currently attends a Solomon’s Porch church plant in New York and she is a member of the worship team. During her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and spending time with Tim and her pet bunnies, Bubusyu and Beeto.
Summer Office Hours:
June/July: Tues-Thurs, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
August: Office closed
Sandy Thain has been the custodian/maintenance worker at Westminster since April 2016. Sandy works with members of the Board of Maintenance and Finance and others to keep the church clean and safe for the many people and groups using our facilities.