Rev. Kim Waite  

The Rev. Kimberley Waite has been with us since last August. We are so pleased to have her lead our Church family.

Rev. Kim was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, where her parents and brother still reside.  Her brother and his wife are expecting their first child this summer (2013). Rev. Kim is very excited about becoming an aunt.

Rev. Kim attended the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottown, where she received  her first degree. She worked a couple of years before entering Theology. She felt the call for the Ministry or as she said, "The Ministry chose her." She attended and graduated from the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  In 2008, she arrived in Newfoundland Labrador to take her first parish at Oakland United Church in Corner Brook. In August 2012, Rev. Kim accepted the postion here at Memorial United.

Rev. Kim is an inspirational and a compassionate minister. She has very strong preaching skills and has a great rapport with the young people of our congregation.  She is bringing many new ideas to our cogregation and still very respectful of our traditional beliefs and practices here at Memorial United Church.

Rev. Kim, we are so pleased to have you and your silver tabby cat, Stewie, come to Grand Falls-Windsor to join our church family here at Memorial United.

Rev. Royden Reynolds
Minister Emeritus
 

The Rev. Royden and Jeanette Reynolds became members of our church family in 2002. Rev. Royden has shared his wisdom, knowledge, guidance, time and sense of humor with this church family whenever the need arose. Although retired, his commitment to his ministry is always tremendously strong.  

Rev. Royden was born in Salmon Cove, Carbonear, where he graduated from high school in 1954 and then taught school for three years. He became a candidate for ministry in 1957. He attended Memorial College in St. John’s, Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B., St. Andrews College in Saskatoon, and the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax. He served pastoral charges in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. He served several charges in Newfoundland and Labrador such as Clarenville, Glovertown, Carbonear, First United in Mount Pearl, and Gower Street United, St. John’s.

Rev. Royden has served as chairperson of just about every division and committee of Conference and Presbytery. He was chairperson of the Avalon Presbytery; President of the Newfoundland & Labrador Conference; Commissioner to General Council; Chairperson of the Conference Settlement Committee; and for four years as the church’s representative on the Integrated Education Council as well as the Canadian Council of Churches. Rev. Royden is a retired minister but is still very active, especially at Memorial United.

Through a recommendation of Session, the honorary title of ‘Minister Emeritus’ was bestowed upon Rev. Royden on Sunday, May 18, 2008.  This honorary position is conferred on ministers who have served for many years and are retired from active ministry. This gives Rev. Royden all clergy right and privileges within our church as when he was working.

We wish to express our deep gratitude to Rev. Royden and Jeanette for their ministry and presence with us. Our church family has grown stronger with their guidance and involvement over the years. 

 

Office Secretary:
Mary Keats

Caretaker:
John Saunders 

 
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