Part of the warm welcome our children and youth receive when they arrive at Westworth comes from our, Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministries, Maggie. She is at church on Sunday mornings and during the week, working hard to ensure that our Sunday School classes and teachers have the support, supplies and materials they need. Maggie is the mother of five children and has one grandchild. This life experience makes her a wonderful resource to our Sunday School program. She also organizes regular events for the whole family.
The first voice you are likely to hear when you phone the church is that of our Office Administrator, Tammy. Tammy joined us in 2021, bringing with her a myriad of experiences working in various non profits in Manitoba and Alberta. Of the many duties that fall to her, you may come to know her as receptionist, bookings administrator, and general fund of information about what is happening at Westworth.
Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd (Minister)
Loraine joined us July 1, 2013. Her responsibilities include worship, pastoral care, adult education, outreach and administration. She has served rural and urban United Church congregations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. She has also taught theology and biblical interpretation at the University of Winnipeg. Loraine serves on the General Council Theology and Interchurch Interfaith Committee and the Winnipeg Presbytery Education and Students Committee. Loraine has a BA in Sociology and Psychology, an MDiv (theology), an MCM (Church Music) and a PhD in Systematic Theology and Feminist Theory. She is also a trained Interim Minister and Conflict Mediator. She and her partner, Nancy Pinnell, love canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, attending the theatre and symphony, speaking Spanish and hosting monthly Amnesty International letter writing sessions.
Jenny Jeffers (Church Accountant)
Bill Quinn (Music Director)
Profile coming soon!
Dorcas Windsor (Organist)
Dorcas has served as our organist, pianist and accompanist for our various choirs since 1975. She is a piano collaborator with numerous school choirs for concerts, musicals and the Winnipeg Music Festival. She also serves as one of Westworth’s Presbytery representatives; sits on the Presbytery Executive as a Member at Large and currently chairs the Education, Students and Church Vocations Committee of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.