Staff and Volunteers

Office Administrator – Lorna Derry

Lorna has been part of the church family since  1979 and has served on many church boards.  She joined us as administrator in 2014.

Lorna is usually in the office Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-12:00 noon.

To contact Lorna:

Phone: (403)946-5514 (please leave a message)

Email anytime: crossfield.united@gmail.com

Ministry of Music – Linda Gatez

Linda has been a long-time member of Crossfield United Church.  She cares deeply about our ministry and provides leadership in many areas of the church’s life.  She plays our fabulous electronic grand piano with style and playfulness. She is a wonderful collaborator in many areas and especially when it comes to picking music that fits the theme of the worship service.  She is attentive to meeting the needs of a variety of musical interests and shares her leadership .  While she reads music, she is also very adept at playing by ear.

Linda also leads Crossfield United’s burgeoning choir of both women and men in sharing worshipful choral music at special times of the church year, such as Thanksgiving, Advent/Christmas, and Lent/Easter. Linda’s music leadership is energetic and dedicated, and we are blessed by her ministry.

If you have a musical gift, whether with an instrument, singing, drumming or humming along, please let us know.  We would love to have you share your gifts with us!

Finances – Lorna Derry

Like most churches, we are able to operate financially because of the generosity and commitment of our church membership.  In addition, there are many in the community who wish to have a strong United Church presence in Crossfield.  The donations made by these two groups of people have enabled us to be a meaningful church presence since 1905.  We appreciate everyone’s continued and generous support.  If you would like to make a donation to our church, you can reach us by mail or better yet, come by and see us on a Sunday morning. I can also be reached by e-mail at crossfield.united@gmail.com.

All donations receive a charitable givings tax receipt in February.   For more information please contact our church office at (403)946-5514.

Lorna Derry, Treasurer
Crossfield United Church
Box 233
Crossfield, AB
T0M 0S0

 

Chair of the Board – Joanne Schwass

Joanne has been attending Crossfield United Church since 1989 and has taught Sunday school and served on various committees. She served as board chair for two years in the late 1990’s and became board chair for the second time in 2013. It is a pleasure and an honour for Joanne to lead the vibrant and enthusiastic group that make up the board at Crossfield United Church!

Committee Structure

Committees Caring for our Church Community: 

Our church operates primarily with the support of volunteers.  Leadership is important for the development of our vision for ministry, meeting the worship and pastoral care needs of those in our community and in offering meaningful service to others.

We are grateful to those who have faithfully and loyally served our Church Board.

 Christian Education Oversees the spiritual formation and development in the area of education for children and youth but also adults.
Official Board Elected leaders who oversee the operation of the church
Membership and Outreach Encompasses membership, fellowship, pastoral care visiting, keeping in touch and outreach into the community.
Ministry and Personnel Acts  as a liaison between staff and congregation
Worship Responsible for worship planning, special services, and music
Property Keeps our building in good repair and running smoothly
Stewardship and Finance Have oversight for the church finances, including guidance on the responsible and generous use of our time, talent, and money
United Church Women Provide opportunities for fellowship and service within the church.  Often prepare lunches for funerals.
Mission & Service Fund, The United Church of Canada Local & global issues and needs are highlighted and supported as part of our giving.  This includes in our communities, across Canada and globally.