Reverend John is a retired United Church minister and provides Pastoral Care to our members. Pastoral Care has always been an important and loved aspect of his work. Rev John works with the Pastoral Care Committee and visits our members in retirement facilities, hospitals and in their homes.
Pegi Ridout is our Intentional Interim Minister. She brings a breadth and depth of experience to this work in a variety of congregational sizes and settings. She will guide Central in evaluating our ministry and discerning where we are headed. She is on the faculty of the Interim Ministry Network, coordinates the national Credentialing Committee that oversees Intentional Interim Ministers, and is a ministry coach and consultant. Pegi grew up in Toronto and lives in Hamilton.
Lauri is our Music Director for both our Junior and Senior choirs. As a child she grew up immersed in the joy of music and has been providing music for churches, nursing homes, weddings, funerals and public events for over 30 years. Lauri believes music creates community and reaches people in ways words never could. She lives in St. Thomas with her energetic family.'.
Cathy Rivest is our Office Support and produces our Sunday Bulletins as well as keeping records of our donations and membership. She is indispensable to our congregation and a great support person. Cathy also assists the Inn out of the Cold while they are housed in our church basement. She accepts donations and provides information and support as needed.