Ministers and Staff

Rev. Jessica McCrae, Lead Minister

Rev. Jessica McCrae

Rev. Jessica introduces herself on video – click here

Rev. Jessica McCrae is Maple Grove United Church’s Lead Minister

Rev. McCrae has served in congregational ministry in the United Church for over 20 years, including 10 years as Minister at Humbercrest United in Toronto, recently at Streetsville United, and 5 years at the St. Andrew’s and Westminster & Littlewood congregations in London, ON. Prior to her ordination in 2001, Rev. McCrae worked as on-call multi-faith chaplain for 5 years at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

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Alex writes:

“I’d like to thank the members of Maple Grove for their warm welcome; I’m excited to be joining the team! 

My goal as the Youth Education Leader is to help make a safe and inclusive space for our community, where everyone can be themselves, learn of God’s love for us and feel included and appreciated.

I’m looking forward to getting to know and grow with the church’s youth members.”

Alex

Alex Hayes

Director of Music: Deborah Henry

Deborah Henry

She not only has a great grin, and clearly loves to conduct singers, she also loves learning and teaching. She brings out the meaning as well as the musically when she conducts, and conducts the whole congregation in the closing blessing.

A.R.C.T., B.Sc., B.Mus., M.A. (music criticism), M.A. (music theory), Ph.D.
Music Director Song Spinners

Music Director Maple Grove United Church, Oakville
Private Studio-Piano, Organ, History, Theory (all levels)
R.C.M. Examiner-Theory, History

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Eran Rozen – on leave

Eran Rozen

Eran Rozen is a pianist, organist, conductor and singer-songwriter. He joined Maple Grove United Church in April 2016 and has been enthusiastically guiding its various choirs in song and praise since. Although Classically trained, Eran has established himself as a very theatrical performer, whether tickling the ivories with a Chopin prelude or belting out a rambunctious pop-gospel tune. As of September 2019, he will be directing the Koinonia and Cherub choirs. Eran also teaches private piano and voice lessons; his students occasionally perform during church services, and they have an open recital at the church twice in year, in December and June.

  • Mus, M.Mus, A.R.C.T (piano), RCM Level 9 (voice)
  • Private Piano Teacher (beginner – A.R.C.T. Theory included)

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Maple Grove United Church Administrator

Pam Johnson-Smyth

Pam Johnson-Smyth
Pam Johnson=Smyth

Pam brings extensive administration, customer care and technical support skills to Maple Grove United Church, developed working in a variety of industries over the past 10+ years.

Pam and her family are long term residents of Oakville, giving her insight into our community.


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