Our Staff

Daniel Reed Eleanor Daley Marlene St. John Doug MacNaughton Janet Gordon Heather de la Rua Kevin Resaul
Rev. Christopher White
Senior Minister and Team Leader

Rev. Christopher White has been the Senior Minister and Team Leader at Fairlawn since October 2010. He has a long, deep track record of building up his congregations so that they grow in all aspects of church life. He brings a commitment to service in the community and in the greater church. Christopher’s family includes his wife, Wendy, and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah.

In 2012, Christopher received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions to their communities. He has been instrumental in the formation of Faith in the City, an initiative of religious leaders, clergy and lay-people from several faith traditions who, along with concerned members of Toronto City Council, encourage Faith Communities working in areas of common social concern to improve the lives of their neighbours.

Christopher is the editor of the Question Box column in the United Church Observer. He taught at Queen’s University’s Shaw Transformational Leadership program, the Emmanuel College Summer Institute and the Five Oaks Educational Centre. He is a sought-after speaker and workshop leader on issues of leadership and congregational development. Christopher has also written for CBC radio, the Globe and Mail, and other newspapers and magazines.

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Daniel Reed
Minister of Children and Youth

Daniel Reed is the Minister of Children and Youth. He will be completing a two-year internship with us at Fairlawn. He is a recent graduate from the Master of Divinity program at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, energy and passion for the Christian spiritual development of children, youth and young adults.

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Spirit Space Team

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Eleanor Daley
Director of Music

Eleanor Daley has been the Director of Music at Fairlawn Avenue United Church since 1982. During this time, she has established a thriving choral program for which much of her music has been composed, thanks to the continuing support and talent of her Junior, Intermediate, and Senior choirs.

A prolific composer, Eleanor has a remarkable gift for melody. She has over one hundred and fifty published choral compositions and is commissioned extensively throughout North America. Her compositions have been widely performed, recorded, and aired throughout North America, Great Britain, Europe, South Africa, and the Far East. See The Published Works of Eleanor Daley.

Eleanor has twice received the National Choral Award for Outstanding Choral Composition of the Year, given by the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors (ACCC).

Eleanor’s gift for working with children and youth means that the young singers of our Junior and Intermediate Choirs receive a music education second to none. Our Senior Choir performs a range of music with exceptional skill and beauty, thanks in large part to Eleanor’s inspiring leadership.

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Published works of Eleanor Daley

Fairlawn Music

Marlene St. Jean
Director of Church Operations

Marlene St. Jean is the Director of Church Operations. This position covers the former Church Administrator role as well as the responsibility for managing the other office staff, including the Stewardship and Communications Manager, the Congregation Engagement Manager, the Bookkeeper, the Administrative Assistant, and the Custodians. Marlene comes from a leadership background in administration, marketing and communications in both the profit and not-for-profit world.

416-481-6848, extension 21
marlene@fairlawnavenueunited.ca

Doug MacNaughton
Congregation Engagement Manager

Doug MacNaughton is Fairlawn’s Congregation Engagement Manager.  He brings a wealth of talent and years of Fairlawn experience as a member of our choir, and as a key participant in the Celtic Vespers and the Dickens’ Christmas Carol events.

Doug’s role is helping both new and current members find nourishing ways to engage with the church in a way that works for both.

416-481-6848, extension 27
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Communications Manager
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The Stewardship & Communications Manager position is a part-time position, managing the Stewardship and Communications activities at Fairlawn, and the implementation and expansion of an integrated database for the church.

416 481 6848, extension 26

 

Janet Gordon
Administrative Assistant/Bulletin Editor

Administrative Assistant/Bulletin Editor

416 481 6848, extension 23
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Kevin Resaul
Head Custodian

Head Custodian

416 481 6848, extension 29
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Custodians

Sua Coghi
Jo Dullard

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