Ministers and Staff

Rev. Sherri McConnell
Minister

rev-sherrie-mcconnellBorn and raised in Winnipeg, Sherri has lived in other places but definitely prefers life on the prairies. A Diaconal Minister in the United Church of Canada since 1992, Sherri was theologically trained at the Centre for Christian Studies (when it was in Toronto), and also holds a Masters in Theology (with an emphasis on the history of the Social Gospel and deaconess and missionary training) and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy — both from the University of Winnipeg. Sherri previously served in the congregations of Kildonan United Church, Westminster United Church (1993-96), and most recently at Meridian Pastoral Charge in Agassiz Presbytery as their appointed worship leader.  She has also worked at North End Stella Community Ministry in their children’s program, as Program Staff at the Centre for Christian Studies and as a counsellor at a community agency. Sherri is delighted to be back in ministry with the good people of Westminster United Church.

Don Menzies
Organist

DonM2aDon was appointed Organist of Westminster Church in October 1966. He holds several organ degrees: Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (ARCT), Licentiate Trinity College London (LTCL), and Licentiate in Music Manitoba (LMM). Don has been recitalist on the CBC-FM program Organists in Recital and has performed on a number of occasions with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. He is co-founder of the Westminster Concert Organ Series, which started in 1989 and performs frequently as part of that series.

Katelyn McIntyre
Children’s Table Coordinator

Manitoba born and raised, Katelyn McIntyre will be entering her fifth and final year of her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Manitoba this year, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Religion. Through encouraging theological learning in a creative environment, she hopes to create a positive, accepting, and welcoming space for the children and youth of Westminster Church. Katelyn brings lots of fresh energy and new ideas for our Children’s table ministry — including the relocation of the Children’s table into the narthex so that more group activities and singing will be possible this year. So welcome Katelyn!  We are delighted you have joined our Westminster team.

Dan Beauvais
Head Caretaker

2014-09-02 DAN 275Dan has worked for Westminster Church for more than a decade. In addition to caring for the grounds and building, you can also find him helping out with virtually every function that happens at the church. From Bell Tower to Sunday morning, he’s there! Dan also acts as liaison between our administration and staff, and the several arts groups that use our sanctuary. Thanks to Dan’s hard work, concerts, talks, and other events come off without a hitch. You can find Dan at any time by following your ears- he sings while he works!

Dr. Stuart Sladden
Interim Director of Music in Worship

Bio to come!

Terry Barr
Office Administrator

Terry joined the team at Westminster UC in September 2021. He brings a diverse background in office and accounting functions and a wealth of knowledge from working with the wider church. He is glad to be a part of the team and looks forward to connecting with the congregation.