Leadership Team

 

Rev. Marion Loree

Marion Loree is an ordained minister who joined Melville in February of 2014.  She brings a progressive perspective combined with a respect for the meaning that tradition has for long-time church goers.  She enjoys the challenge of combining both to create a meaningful and uplifting worship experience for all. 

Marion especially enjoys interacting with seniors and children and her passion is to ‘spread God’s love around’ in a joyful and inclusive manner (and that often involves music).  She also values being part of this justice-seeking, leading edge, courageous United Church where there is room for diverse views and differences are accepted and valued.

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Jen Auger

Jen Auger is a Designated Lay Minister for families, children and youth and has been part of the ministry team at Melville since 2009. She brings 12 years of experience in this type of role and an educational background in psychology, human development and community development.

Jen’s passion is to be a witness to and for the spiritual exploration and development of young people in the United Church. In partnership with the various ministry teams at Melville, she helps develop and offer programs and ministry opportunities that seek to foster a place where children, youth and families can be embraced and encouraged to question and be witness to the
Divine.

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Matthias Schmidt

Matthias Schmidt has been the Director of Music Ministry at Melville for the past 9 years. He has a degree in Church Music (choral conducting and organ performance) from the Berliner Kirchenmusikschule from Berlin-Germany and has been involved in music from his early childhood years. At Melville, Matthias is providing music programs for children and adults alike in a variety of worship styles. Music is an important part of people`s spiritual journey, be it singing in a choir, playing in a band, participating in a musical production performing on an instrument or just listening to any of the above. It lets you experience your faith journey in a new way.

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This
is an exciting time at Melville as we intentionally explore where God is
leading us in the next phase of our faith journey.

We
are blessed to have had Andre Auger, a spiritual director join us on a regular
basis offering worship and workshops that deepen our faith and broaden our
Spiritual Practices. Recent workshops offered by the Edge Network, a ministry
of the United Church of Canada has also allowed us to look at innovative ways
of being the church.

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