Our Staff

We are not alone. We are connected by love.
Rev. Douglas duCharme
Transition Minister

Rev. Douglas duCharme has been working with congregations as an Interim or Transition Minister for over 18 years. Prior to that he worked in the Middle East with the World Council of Churches for 7 years, and then as executive staff with the Canadian Council of Churches for 5 years. Douglas and his wife, Elaine Perkins, have two adult daughters living in Toronto and Ottawa (where Douglas and Elaine both have roots), and a year-old granddaughter. Douglas’s international and ecumenical background in ministry, and his experience of working with a very diverse range of congregations in the Toronto area, means that he brings a real breadth and depth of openness to Fairlawn Avenue United Church. He also comes with a profoundly hopeful and expectant approach to discovering what new things God is doing in our midst, now and into the future, here at Fairlawn!

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Marlene St. Jean
Executive Director

Marlene St. Jean is Fairlawn’s Executive Director. This position covers responsibility for successfullly managing all operations of the church, and managing the office staff, including the Communications Manager, Congregation Engagement Manager, Property Manager, Bookkeeper, 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 26

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.

416 481 6848, extension 31

Joanne Christie
Church Administrator

Joanne Christie, as Church Administrator at Fairlawn, supports the needs of our congregation and staff. Joanne brings a positive disposition, and over two decades of administrative and customer service experience to our team. In her own words: “I am service-oriented with integrity, accountability, empathy and committed to a high level of personal service and support.” Joanne finds great fulfilment in helping people. Her regular hours will be Monday to Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

416-481-6848, extension 21

Communications and Events Manager
Communications and Events Manager

The Communications and Events Manager at Fairlawn Avenue United Church

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We’re hiring! Please read more about this new job posting at Fairlawn Avenue United Church. Apply by August 2, 2019


Children, Youth and Lay Ministry Facilitator
Children, Youth and Lay Ministry Facilitator

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We’re hiring! Please read more about this new job posting at Fairlawn Avenue United Church. Apply by August 2, 2019



Spirit Space Team

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Kevin Resaul
Property Manager

Property Manager

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Building Staff

Sandra Verge
Sabri Amin

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Barb Ferguson
Part-time Administrative Staff

Barb Ferguson provides part-time administrative support. She worked previously at Northlea United Church as the Administrator. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She works regularly in the office on Tuesdays with the remainder of her schedule being flexible and dependent upon projects and workload.