Janet Smith Zenwirt – Minister
“I am both humbled and delighted to serve as your next minister. My approach to faith and ministry is grounded on relationships and their interconnectedness: we connect with God, our community of faith, and the broader community. Our lives are transformed in these relationships. As a church, we seek to act in solidarity with all of creation or all our relations.
We will continue to be grounded in beloved community so that we can partner with our diverse neighbourhood. Perhaps we will discover approaches that we could have never imagined. In the meantime, we will strive to follow the path of Jesus to bring justice, hope, and love to a world that dearly needs it.”
Janet attended Emmanuel College where she received her M.Div. We look forward to her time with us as she works towards growing new relationships both within the congregation and the wider community.
Caitlin Holland – Music Director
CAITLIN HOLLAND, performs regularly as a singer and pianist, as in Nuit Blanche Independent Project Have You Seen My Sister? and in a variety of pop and classical ensembles in Toronto including the Fairest and Best and the Sirens. She studied musical theatre, pop, classical, and jazz singing, and earned an advanced diploma in musical theatre performance and ARCT designation in voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has a busy teaching studio for piano and voice, and has been the music director for several children’s theatre productions, including “The Frog Prince”. She was previously the music director at Malvern Emmanuel United Church, and briefly the pianist at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church.
She and her husband Phill also have two lovely little boys that keep them busy and smiling!
Alissa duHaskey – Sunday School Coordinator
A bit about me…. I have been doing children and youth Ministry since 1999 and have a diploma in Lay Ministry from Wycliffe College. I was raised in a very small but amazing Presbyterian church in Toronto. I married my high school sweetheart in 1997 and we have three kids.
Carol Caise, Office Administrator
Carol Caise is our Office Administrator. She is the friendly voice on the end of the phone and has a wealth of information about services and events at St. Mark’s. Carol is an invaluable member both of the congregation and the staff team.