Lynda Goy-Flint is an ordained minister who joined the congregation of Melville United Church in September 2021. She sees faith as a process of unfolding, exploring and engaging with scripture and the world, seeking in partnership with the people of Melville United, an ever-deeper understanding of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. She sees the role of the church to be to offer comfort, nurture, a safe place for asking the questions of our hearts and souls, and challenge to live our lives authentically, looking for God in even the smallest and seemingly most mundane parts of our lives. The church can offer these engagements by way of worship—through music, prayer, scripture and preaching, in service beyond the doors of the church, in faith formation and in community. She invites others to join in the journey of drawing ever nearer to God by drawing nearer to one another, and drawing nearer to one another by drawing nearer to God.
Allan Hons has called Melville home all his life, save for a spell of 10 years when he was too cool. Now that he is married and has two kids of his own. He embraces the challenge of helping to make at Melville a relevant place for all to seek meaning and peace in their lives.
Suzanne brings a great deal of energy and many years of experience as a piano accompanist, church organist, choir director and music teacher to her role as Music Animator at Melville. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, she is tasked with inviting and involving singers of all ages to participate in the music program at Melville. Women’s and men’s choruses, children’s musicals and musical groups from the community are some of the means by which Suzanne’s efforts enhance our worship experience.
Martha is a retired teacher. She enjoyed teaching children of all ages and now has lots of time to spend with her family. Growing up in Quebec, Martha was very involved in church activities, such as Choir, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Youth Group and was a camp councillor for several summers. She has been a member of Melville for almost 30 years. Martha loves music, crafts and helping children and youth understand stories in the Bible, and how to adopt the many lessons Jesus taught, in their everyday life.