William has served as Coordinating Minister at Collier Street since September 2012. Previous places of ministry include United Church congregations in Cambridge, London, Dundas and Norfolk County, all in Ontario. He attended Queen’s University, Campbell University Divinity School and Emmanuel College, Toronto. William’s purpose in ministry is to glorify God in worship and in offering to all the good news of Jesus.
Minister – Learning and Growing in Faith
In May 2017, Hewitt joined the team at Collier Street to work with our children, youth and pastoral care ministries. He was trained in Jamaica where he graduated from United Theological College and the University of the West Indies. After graduation, he served 4 years in congregational life and two years at the International University of the Caribbean before immigrating to Canada. His first Canadian congregational work began in February 2013 in Dryden, Ontario. He was admitted to the UCC as an Ordered Minister in May 2015. Before coming to Collier, he served in Thunder Bay. He has a love for God and God’s children/people and a passion for love and justice in the world.
Minister Emeritus & Voluntary Associate Minister
Rev. Dr. Donald Jay has been part of the ministry team since 1998. For many years Don worked part- time providing Pastoral Care to our seniors and shut-ins. He is now retired from active pastoral work but still an important part of the life of our congregation.
Sarah has been serving as Music Director since August 2015. Previous church positions held include Organist for Yale University Chapel as well as Assistant Organist for Toronto’s Metropolitan United Church. In addition to her work at Collier, Sarah is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music Arts in Organ Performance at the University of Toronto. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in organ from the Yale School of Music, as well as a Church Music Diploma from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.
Vickie McMillan, Office Administrator
Valerie Samson, Bookkeeper
Harper Gilbert, Community Outreach Coordinator (temp.)
Bryon McLellan, Lead Custodian