Get To Know Us!

Our Mission & Vision

 

At Knox Presbyterian Church,
we seek
to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ
and be led by the Holy Spirit
in worship,
in daily life,
and
in serving God
as we serve our community and beyond.

 

Four Important Words:

 LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS!

Our Goal:

GOD’S WILL –
Nothing More,
Nothing Less,
Nothing But!

 

BE THE CHURCH

Leadership Team:

Rev. Dr. Christine O’Reilly          Pastor

Chris has been our pastor since 1988. She loves the Lord Jesus, God’s Word, and serving Christ in our community. Chris values worship that engages and encourages, and offers a message of hope, grace and truth through the praise, prayer and the scriptures preached. Chris loves music, and brings traditional and contemporary hymnns and songs to worship weekly. Leading Bible study, working with Divorce Care, Grief Share and Single & Parenting groups, offering pastoral care at times of crisis and loss, rural church issues, and helping people grow in their faith are important aspects of her ministry. Chris also loves to have fun! She is married to Jesse, has a daughter Clare, and includes two dogs as family members. Chris plays guitar and some percussion, and enjoys playing ice hockey, ball hockey and two-pitch softball. Chris and Jesse are devoted Sarnia Sting fans!

Chris serves on the Church Doctrine Committee of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and an Advisory Team helping to chart a fresh vision for the denomination.  She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Knox College, Toronto in 1983, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas, in 2003, specializing in rural ministry. With Rev. Peter Bush, Chris is the author of “Where Twenty or Thirty Are Gathered: Worship in Small Membership Churches” published by the Alban Institute. Chris and Peter have also been three time recipients of worship renewal grants from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

 

Catherine Minielly,  Music Director

 

The Bible has a lot to say about music. Catherine’s role is to lead the church’s music to worship God in a way that honours the Lord and encourages the faith of all who come. Catherine is a fine pianist, and is a founding director of  the Lambton Youth Choir.

Catherine is married to Jim who can often be found in “Fort Knox” working the sound system. They have a wonderful son and daughter-in-law and two granddogs.

 

Dianne Rice, Lead Elder (Session Clerk)

Dianne is a retired principal with the Lambton-Kent District School Board. She is a gifted lay preacher and worship leader, and offers her administrative skills to our congregation. Dianne has a deep faith and is well respected in her leadership by our elders and the congregation.

Dianne is married to Bud, has two children and two grandchildren. She enjoys reading, has a soft spot for pets, and loves to spend time with her granddaughters!

Don Johnson, Board Chairman

Don is a local businessman, operating Don Johnson Insurance, and is well respected in the community. He brings enthusiasm and vision to our Board, and along with all our Board members, helps the congregation care for our heritage building, while growing our facility to meet our growing church family’s needs.

Don is married to Gail, and has two sons. Don is an avid hockey fan, loves boating and spending time at his family cottage on the shores of Lake Huron.

Heidi McIntyre

Heidi is the team leader for 
KID CONNECTION
, our children’s ministry at KPC. Heidi loves working with the children, and provides creativity in each aspect of the program. Heidi is married to John, and has three children. Heidi loves teaching dance, offers an amazing craft program at our annual Vacation Bible Camp each summer, and enjoys a busy family life.
 
Wendy Moffat, Treasurer
 
KPC rewendyally values the skillful and conscientious way Wendy handles the duties of treasurer. She has the trust and respect of all for the careful way all our financial matters are dealt with, under her leadership. 

 

Wendy has a nursing background, but has been in business in the golf course industry for years. Now retired and living in Port Franks, Wendy enjoys the game of golf, the outdoors, her wonderful adult daughters Keri and Ashley, and her beloved Golden Retrievers, Abby and Mookie.

What we believe:

We name Jesus Christ as the only King and Head of the Church. We uphold the Holy Bible (the Old and New Testaments) to be the standard of the church’s teaching, and the rule for faith and life.

As a congregation of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, we subscribe to the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Westminster Confession of Faith, Living Faith and the Declaration of Faith Concerning Church and Nation. Catechisms (a series of questions and answers that teach the foundations of the Christian faith) we use include the Heidelberg Catechism, The Shorter and Longer Catechisms and the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Catechism for Today.