We have a wonderful and dedicated staff at St. Andrew’s.
Minister: The Rev Doug Kendall has been with us since September of 2009. This is Doug’s third congregation that he has served in his time as a minister. After graduating from seminary in the mid 1990s he began ministry in Gananoque, Ontario near Kingston and served as the minister there for nine years. In 2005 Doug and his wife Pam and their two boys moved to the Ottawa area and he began his time as minister at Knox Presbyterian Church on Elgin St. in downtown Ottawa where he was for four years. Doug began his ministry at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Stittsville on September 1, 2009.
Doug sees the church as a place where we gather with all of our strengths and our flaws in the presence of God to see where God and Jesus fit into our daily lives. Doug has a keen interest in diverse music, engaging children and youth as a significant and integral part of the community of faith, and seeing the Church not as a place to go, but as something we are called to be. Doug also brings with him to ministry his love of camping, a sense of humour, and an unhealthy obsession with old British cars and motorcycles.
Secretary & Custodian: We are also very lucky to have a long time member of the congregation serving as both our Secretary and our Custodian. Geppy Walton is in the office most afternoons, and if you can not find her there, please leave a message on the church answering machine and she will get back to you before too long.
Music Director: Terry Duncan has been our music Director now since 2013 and comes with a wealth of experience as a High School music teacher and a lifetime of experience in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Terry has a depth and breadth of knowledge of church music and a sensitivity to being a church choir director that brings out the best in our dedicated volunteer choir.
Nursery Care Giver and coordinator: We are very pleased to announce an addition to our church staff! Brittany Allard has joined us as our Nursery coordinator and care giver. Brittany has a bachelors degree from Carleton University in child studies and is currently at University of Ottawa in teacher’s college. Brittany is on duty every Sunday morning in the nursery ready and willing to care for any children who are not yet Sunday School age, or do not yet feel ready to attend Sunday School.