Our Staff

We are not alone
Daniel Reed Eleanor Daley Marlene St. John Doug MacNaughton Janet Gordon Heather de la Rua Kevin Resaul
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!

416 481 6848, extension 24
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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.

416 481 6848, extension 25
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Spirit Space Team

Click here to meet our dynamic and talented Spirit Space Team members

 

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
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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 26
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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Marylene Vestergom
Stewardship & Communications Manager

Marylene Vestergom is Fairlawn’s Communications and Stewardship Manager.  Marylene (pronounced Marilyn) is a seasoned Communications person who has worked at major for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The role involves managing the Stewardship and Communications activities at Fairlawn, and the implementation and expansion of an integrated database for the church.

416-481-6848, extension 21
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Kevin Resaul
Property Manager

Property Manager

416 481 6848, extension 29
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Building Staff

Sua Coghi
Jo Dullard
Troy Thompson

416 481 6848, extension 29