Our Staff

We are not alone. We are connected by love.

Here is our Fairlawn Staff with contact information for:

  • Rev. Douglas duCharme, Minister
  • Eleanor Daley, Director of Music
  • Joanne Christie, Church Administrator
  • Kevin Resaul, Property Manager
  • Heather de la Rua, Bookkeeper

Our Staff

Rev. Douglas duCharme
Transition Minister

Rev. Douglas duCharme works with United Church congregations as an Interim or Transition Minister. He worked in the Middle East with the World Council of Churches for 7 years, and as executive staff with the Canadian Council of Churches for 5 years. Douglas and his wife, Elaine Perkins, each have an adult daughter, as well as a four year-old granddaughter. Douglas’s international and ecumenical background is in ministry. 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, ext. 24



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 hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

416-481-6848, ext. 21

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, ext. 31

Marlene St. Jean
Executive Director

Marlene St. Jean (currently on leave) 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, ext. 26

Kevin Resaul
Property Manager

Property Manager


During COVID-19 closure, please use this phone number to contact the custodians: 647-482-6848

Building Staff

Sandra Verge

416-481-6848, ext. 29