Pastor Timothy Ferrier was called to St. Andrew’s as Minister of Word and Sacrament in September 2018. Team ministry is a high priority for Timothy. He is excited to be part of the leadership at St. Andrews, working with staff and the multitude of volunteers who serve in every area of the life of the church. He believes we are simply better together in the Body of Christ.
Timothy has over 14 years of pastoral ministry experience having previously served churches in Grey-Bruce-Maitland and Eastern Ontario where he was ordained in 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph, Tyndale Seminary, Toronto and Presbyterian College, Montreal.
He has been happily married to Deidre for over 20 years and they have three wonderful children and one special dog. In his downtime, Timothy enjoys photography, hiking, camping, puzzles, games and reading – one can never have too many books.
Christina joined our St. Andrew’s family as music director in 2014. Her heart’s desire is to encourage and facilitate the body of Christ as we seek to glorify our Lord together. She has been leading worship for over 25 years and has also served as a staff writer for Nashville based Centergy Music where she wrote and co-wrote a number of songs for choral, group and solo performance. Christina is honoured to be able to lead worship alongside her husband Mike Degazio and is proud mom to Alexis, Nicholas and Joshua.
Check out Christina’s Heart of Worship website containing her beautiful hymns, songs and choral pieces: https://heartofworship.online/.
Malemela and his wife Grace, two kids Ethan and Arabella joined St. Andrew’s family in June 2021 from St. John’s Newfoundland. Malemela is serving as a Director of Family Ministries and Outreach Coordinator. Malemela was born in South Africa, and came to a loving and saving relationship with Jesus at the age 15. He served in Operation Mobilization South Africa for 7 years in the finance department, supporting African churches involved in global missions and pioneering youth sports ministries. Malemela is a sinner saved by God’s Grace, a father at heart and a networker. His new passion is serving within family systems and being a mental health advocate. He enjoys playing cricket and coaching soccer.
Anne was welcomed on staff as Pastoral Care Worker in February, 2020. She soon realized that the job of pastoral care is a responsibility of our entire congregation and so her title changed to Pastoral Care Coordinator. St. Andrew’s is a church that cares and Anne appreciates the way in which so many lovingly reach out to other members of our church family. She sees her role as listener, encourager, and pray-er. She often comments that “Pastoral care is all about soul care.” After working in Community Health, Anne served as the Canadian Director of Nurses Christian Fellowship for 14 years and was on the board of NCF international. To this day, she enjoys her friendships with nurses from around the world. Her husband, Howard, is a retired minister who loves to share stories of his 7 years as a missionary in Africa. Anne is a member of Session and works closely with Pastor Timothy and the Pastoral Care Life group.
Amy started as the Office Administrator at St. Andrew’s in November of 2020. She is very excited to work with the amazing people at St. Andrew’s. Amy has worked in education and youth ministry for the past 15 years. She has her M.Sc., B.Ed., and B.Sc.. Amy is married to James Munroe and has three lovely daughters. Amy loves to hike, swim and read. Her most recent exciting activity was sky diving.
Wayne Stahls has taken care of St. Andrew’s for over 15 years. He loves lacrosse and hockey. Wayne has coached minor lacrosse for the past 20 years and was Coach of the Year in 1995. He played lacrosse for All Ontario Championships and was a goal tender for three All Ontarios in hockey. Wayne loves to pass his knowledge on to the youth. Through hard work he’s achieved all of his goals. God is the centre point of his life – without God, Wayne says he would have nothing. God has healed Wayne from crohne’s disease 10 years ago. He is married to Wendy for over 37 years and has been blessed with three children. God is his employer and he works for His house.