Meet the team
Our Ministerial Staff
Robert Murdock is a retired Toronto Police Detective and former College professor who has been a Licenced Lay Worship Leader for the past several years with the Shining Waters Regional Council. After discerning his call to ministry, he is a Candidate for the Diaconal Ministry of the United Church of Canada. Studying at the Centre for Christian Studies (Winnipeg) and St. Stephen’s College (U of Alta) he is about halfway through his educational training. As part of this training he is completing a Worship and Education component in Adult and Senior Ministry at Collier and Children and Youth Ministry at Grace United. He is a member of the Church Board. He along with his wife Maureen Attwell-Murdock are Representatives to the Regional Council.
Vickie McMillian has been with Collier United since 2012. Originally from Sault Ste. Marie but a Barrie resident for 15 years. She is Married to Scott since 1992 and the proud mom of two boys: Liam and Ethan and two fur babies: Cody and Mauer, who you may have seen at the end of the video services. She is a proud member of the Lions Club of Barrie. She Loves to bake, read and hangout with the family. Baseball vacations are her favorite and she has been to 15 of the 30 baseball stadiums. Malibu, California is her favorite vacation spot where she hopes to have a home someday. She loves to help at the church whether its baking or bartending, weddings, and other events.She loves the Collier family.
In the quiet corners of our sacred space, a guardian tirelessly works, ensuring that our church stands not just as a place of worship, but as a haven of cleanliness, tranquility, and reverence. His efforts transform our place of worship into a haven of serenity, a canvas upon which our spiritual connections can thrive. Our church custodian, a beacon of dedication and humility, stands as a steadfast presence, embodying the true spirit of service and commitment.He shapes the very atmosphere of our church. Each gleaming surface, each thoughtfully arranged pew, and every polished window pane speaks of his devotion to his craft. He understands that his work is not just about removing dirt, but about creating an environment that fosters reverence, introspection, and a sense of belonging for all who enter. Additionally, he compliments our creative values with his fantastic art displayed on our walls.