Staff & Council-
Who We Are
Our Staff & Council
We are blessed with the basic resource of a successful Church – people giving their time and talent to support the mission and work of the gospel. We are convinced that those who wash dishes serve equally with those who lead worship. There is no task more or less necessary than any other. This point comes home with great conviction when we are making coffee, tea, and cookies; preparing the communion elements; planning children and youth programs; tending to the flower beds; and mowing the lawn. Those who are eager to grow in Grace know well that getting involved offers opportunity to practice what we preach. If you or someone you know would like to get involved – let us know! We will find a good fit for your talent and your time.
Judy (Galloway) Thompson
3Judy and Paul have been married 38 years, have two adult children, Jesse and Julie; and have lived at Hamtown Corner for 31 years. Judy grew up in Nashwaaksis and attended NUC in her youth. She moved to Calgary in 1981, and when they decided to be married in 1985, it had to be at Nashwaaksis United Church! They were drawn back to NUC when they returned to New Brunswick in 1991. The children attended Sunday School, were baptized, and confirmed at NUC. Prior to joining the NUC staff, Judy worked as a Field Interviewer for Statistics Canada for 12 years, and as a Dental Assistant/Receptionist for Dr. Robert Christie for 10 years.
Council offers the opportunity to be involved in the ways and means by which our congregational mission is expressed. The process is dynamic and interactive. Ministry teams represent the interests and concerns of the congregation’s diverse membership. Council serves to coordinate the work of the ministry teams to maintain a coherent and focused approach to the furthering of mission goals and objectives. Participation in Council through ministry team work offers an ideal opportunity for growth in Christian faith and character.
Council Membership for 2023
(Council is comprised of Committee Chairs that vote or their alternate)
Minister of Worship and Pastoral Care
Rev. Kay Clowater and Rev. Brian DeLong currently offering Pulpit Supply and Visitation Ministry
Officers of Council and Representatives of Organizations
Chairperson – Jennifer Smith
Vice Chairperson – Keith Murray
Secretary – Wilma Gilchrist
Treasurer – Bonnie Lyons
Envelope Steward – Maureen O’Hara
UCW – Ella Brown
Committees of Council
Board of Trustees
Bob Bartlett; Keith Bagnall; Larry Forward; Dave Huggard; Paul Fullarton.
(Chair) Dale Hawkins; Keith Murray ; Maureen O’Hara (Envelope Steward); Bonnie Lyons (Treasurer); Keith Bagnall; Harold McLeod; Don Sterling; Russell McCallum; Clinton Lawrence.
Ministry & Personnel
(Chair) Clinton Lawrence; Don Sterling; Jennifer Smith; Bob Bartlett; Shirley Gourley.
(Co-Chairs) Lynn Smith & Ella Brown; Jack Patterson; Joan McGee; Rhonda Lawrence; Jean Hicks; Alex LeBlanc; Anne Trecartin.
(Chair) Janice Anderson; Marg Gunter; Rena Neales; Kim Hamilton; Barb Huggard; Greta Cooper; Heather Bagnall; Jane VanHorne.
Larry and Helen Forward; Reg and Janice Anderson; Tom and Rindy Austin; Nancy Hawkins; Ella Brown; Larry and Jan Buick .
(Chair) Larry Forward; Helen Forward; Jeff Barrett; Alex LeBlanc; Reg Anderson.
(Chair) Jeanie Whitehead; Bonnie Crandlemere; Lynn McCann; Sandra Coughlan; Sandra Reed; Susan Perrott; Larry and Helen Forward; Larry and Jan Buick.
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Fredericton, New Brunswick
Tuesday - Friday 9am to 2pm
We dedicate the revitalization of our online presence to the memory of the late Mary Hicks. We are grateful for Mary’s personal estate bequest in support of the work and mission of Nashwaaksis United Church.