Rev. Greg Smith
To contact Rev. Greg call 519-578-4430 ext.216 or e-mail him at email@example.com
Doug Haas - Organist
Douglas Haas studied piano with Earl Moss at the Royal Conservatory of Music and organ privately with Frederick Geoghegan until 1958. He continued organ training with Fernando Germani at the Academy of St Cecilia in Rome, and served from 1959-60 as organist at All Saints Anglican Church in Rome. Studies followed at the Academy of Music in Stuttgart (where he was organist at the Johanneskirche) and with Anton Heiller at the Haarlem Academy in Holland. Douglas returned to Canada in 1967 as music director at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Kitchener, where he has commissioned, composed, and performed many new works, played in weekly noon-hour recitals, and acted as host to an international organists' concert series.
He founded in 1968, and conducted until 1972, the Kitchener Bach Choir. In 1975 he founded at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church the free Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert series, now in its 40th year, and continues as Artistic Director. Haas has performed on tour in Canada, the USA, England, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, Malta and Switzerland, and has been a guest artist with the Canadian Brass, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, the Toronto Consort, the London SO (Orchestra London), the Stuttgart Bach Collegium, and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, among others.
Douglas has recorded and has appeared frequently on radio and TV. He joined the auxiliary faculty of Wilfrid Laurier University in 1976 and of Conrad Grebel College of the University of Waterloo in 1982, teaching organ, harpsichord and fortepiano. He has been accompanist of the Cambridge Girls' Choir and of Kitchener-Waterloo's Renaissance Singers. In 1992 Douglas Haas received the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Award for musical excellence. In 2011 he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (FRCCO), honoris causa, for his significant contribution to expanding the repertoire and appreciation of the pipe organ. In 2012 and 2014, he served as instructor/clinician for the RCCO-sponsored Waterloo Pipe Organ Week, a hands-on summer experience for youth.
Ann-Marie MacDairmid - Assistant Organist
Gordon Burnett - Choir Director
Gordon Burnett is the founder and director of "Voices of Hope Choral Ensemble" who perform annual concerts and donate the proceeds to a charity. He is a voice teacher and a recent graduate of Masters of Music, Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Toronto. Gordon is also an active professional singer.
Murray Hamalainen - Christian Education Coordinator
Murray Hamalainen has been hired as our new Christian Education Coordinator as of September 6/19. Murray comes to us with a strong background in the Presbyterian church including leading Sunday school, youth groups and has three years as an ESL teacher.
To be announced
Hannah Ma - Book keeper
Hannah is the new bookkeeper replacing Tina Sawatsky.
Profile coming soon....
James Sprung - Maintenance Supervisor
James Sprung Joined the St. Andrew's team in July of 2011. James came to St. Andrew's after a decade of service at neighbouring Zion Church. James brings many years of building operations, maintenance, and supervisory experience to St. Andrew's.
His favorite hobby is Audio engineering which fills much of his free time. He also does live sound reinforcement on weekends.
Email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonny Bennett - Maintenance Team
Sonny Bennett joined the St. Andrew’s team in December of 2016. Sonny brings a positive energy to St. Andrew’s and is often sharing the expression, “Happy thoughts!” to brighten someone’s day. Sonny also enjoys cooking, hiking, and canoeing.
Jeff Berry - Maintenance Team
Jeff Berry has been a long time custodian at St. Andrew's. He is a hard worker and is a member of St. Andrew's Church. Jeffery's hobby is studying bridges all over the world and loves to listen to Jazz music.
Melissa Gissing - Office Coordinator
Melissa joined the St. Andrew’s team in the summer of 2019. She comes to us with many years of office and bookkeeping experience including non-profit. She will always greet you with a smile and is happy to assist. Her hobbies are cooking, reading and camping.