Our Team


Minister





Judith Hardcastle

Minister


Committed to transformational ministry, Judith Hardcastle believes the Spirit of God is at work everywhere. She believes that amazing things can happen when people from diverse backgrounds and groups work together to make the world a better place.

Judith was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario where she attended Sunday school at Riverside United Church and slept through some seriously boring sermons in her teenage years. Somewhere along her journey of faith, she discovered that loving God and following Jesus is a joyous, life-long affair.

She has always been proud of The United Church of Canada’s commitment to justice.

Thomas Merton, the 20th century Trappist monk and writer, significantly influenced Judith’s faith formation. As Program Director of the Thomas Merton Society of Canada, Judith leads retreats, workshops and pilgrimage programs on Merton’s life and thought.

Judith served at St. Andrew’s United Church in Golden, BC, in the Canadian Rockies for nearly four years before returning to the Lower Mainland in 2012 to join the ministry team at St. Andrew’s United Church in North Vancouver.




Children & Family Ministry






Elizabeth Eakin



Elizabeth has known since she was in elementary school that she wanted to work with children. A long-time member of St. Andrew’s, Elizabeth has worked with children of all ages the past six years in the children’s church program, which has confirmed this passion. After completing her undergraduate degree at UBC in 2016, Elizabeth took time off to travel. She plans to complete her teaching degree this September at UBC.






Music





Margaret Hill, ARCT, ATCL

Organist & Pianist


Classically trained and accomplished musician Margaret Hill has been part of the music team at St. Andrew’s United Church since 1992. Margaret completed Orff and Kodaly training, and then taught pre-school music classes for eight years. She has worked with various choirs at Capilano University and continues to accompany The Festival Chorus, Capilano University Singers, the North Shore Chamber Choir, and Laudate Singers. Margaret teaches private piano lessons at St. Andrew’s United Church and welcomes new students.











Andrew Wilson



Andrew has been studying music from a very young age, starting with the piano when he was 5 years old. He began singing and taking voice lessons when he was 12 and has since been singing in churches and choirs. Moving from the Okanagan in 2011 to study the drums, Andrew has been singing bass at St. Andrew’s United since 2012. After recently graduating from Capilano University with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz, Andrew hopes to continue to spread the joy of music as he finds the next chapter in his life.





Administrative Staff




Jason Feng

Office Administrator



Susan Cowan

EVENT COORDINATOR



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Volunteer Coordinators






Carol Norwood

Community Lunch Coordinator



Natalie Townsend

Community Drop-in Coordinator



Faye Maddock

Community Garden Coordinator



Phyllis McNeil

Pastoral Care Coordinator



Shabnam Adeli

Community Kitchen Coordinator



Natalie Topnick

Green Initiative Coordinator







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