Meet our Staff:
Minister: Rev. Cathy Kinsman
Family Support Worker: Lana Lane
Office Administrator: Caroline Helmeczi
Envelope Secretary/Treasurer: Wendy Walker
Board Chair: Darrel Howell
Finance Chair: Les Ellis
Worship Chair: Alexis Reiber
Church in Society: Lynn Manners
Pastoral Care Chair: Shirley Aston
Choir Director: Karen Fawcett
Handbell and Pick-Ups Director: Brenda Ellison
Organist: Irene Knowlson
Pianist: Lois Sonnega
Sound Tech: Garnet Weaver
Envelope Assistant: Sheila Coulter
Serving the Community: The Congregation
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Rev. Cathy Kinsman
Rev. Cathy joined the Grace United family as minister in October 2018, coming to Lloydminster from Winnipeg where she had previously lived and worked her entire life. Making such a major personal and career move is not easy. We at Grace are so appreciative that she chose to do so!
Rev. Cathy and her husband Tom, a golf professional, have a son in Winnipeg and a daughter in Toronto, both of whom are currently establishing themselves in careers related to fitness, health, wellness and fashion. The local golfing community is currently reaping the benefits of Tom’s many years as a teaching and golf club professional.
Prior to following her call to ministry in the United Church, Cathy taught elementary school for several years in Winnipeg. It is evident that she has brought the same love of children and music with her into ministry!
Cathy’s initial ministry internship and first Call was at Treherne/Rathwell Pastoral Charge from December 2009 to July 2011. She then served Oak Bank/Dugald United – a two-point charge, as the fulltime minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care from September 2011-August 2014. More recently, Cathy served in a team ministry with the congregation of St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church, Winnipeg.
Cathy has a passion for worship and music of all kinds. She enjoys writing liturgy, finding flow for the spirit to rest upon, and ever gently pushing boundaries of possibility as she teams alongside fellow staff and laity. Cathy enjoys creating worship which speaks to both the established church member and those new to faith. Newcomers, seniors, youth and small group faith development are a particular joy for Cathy.
Cathy and Tom enjoy being a part of the entire community in which they live – not just their church family. They enjoy attending all types of community events and will be often seen at our arenas watching our youth play hockey!
Cathy enjoys gardening, reading and baking but really enjoys yoga and being taken for daily walks by the newest family member, Kinsley, a beautiful sheltie.
Grace and Lloydminster are blessed to have Cathy and Tom as part of our family and community!