Ministry Team

Rev. Michelle Robinson

Lead Minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care

Michelle graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University (Bachelor of Music Therapy), OISE/U of T (Master of Arts in Child Study and Education) and Emmanuel College/U of T (Master of Divinity). Michelle was ordained in 2009. Prior to entering the ministry, she worked as a music therapist, special education teacher and music studio owner.
Michelle brings a passion for Biblical preaching, exploring the stories of the Christian faith and wrestling with their application to our lives here and now. She loves family, friends, food, music, and the outdoors and in particular looks forward to her and her husband’s yearly canoe trip in the Algonquin back country.

✉️ rev.m.robinson@gmail.com
📞 905-723-6442


Cathy Shaw

Minister of Faith Formation

Cathy is a life-long member of the United Church of Canada and involved in all aspects of church life. She is the proud Mom of two adult daughters; Janelle is the minister of a two-point charge in Southern Saskatchewan and Jordan lives and works in St. Catharines. Before arriving at Westminster in 2013, Cathy worked for many years as the Program Coordinator at St. Paul’s United Church in Ajax, became a Licensed Lay Worship Leader (LLWL) and held numerous leadership positions within community volunteer organizations. Her strong faith, energy, creativity, compassion and ability to lead, encourage and empower others serve her well as a member of the Ministry Team at Westminster. Cathy believes that “we are all children of God, regardless of our age” and that the process of forming one’s Faith is a life-long journey.

✉️ westminster.cathy@gmail.com
📞 905-723-6442


Linda Hunter

Minister of Music

Linda’s early love of music grew considerably when, at the tender age of 13,  she eagerly took on the role of Choir Director at her local church. With the help of her mother,  she recruited members, selected arrangements, conducted rehearsals and lead the choir during Church service. This was to be the stepping stone to her lifelong journey of spreading the joy of music.

After many years as the Pianist, Organist and Choir Director for local churches, Linda studied and obtained her degree as an Associate of The Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT). This was followed by several years of pipe organ study and exams.

As a member of The Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA), Linda instilled her love of music, providing private piano lessons and theory to countless students over the years in the Greenbank and Port Perry area. 

A lifelong resident of Greenbank, Linda has two fantastic children, three beautiful grandchildren and a spunky little pug and enjoys family and small-town living with her husband, Bob.

Linda is delighted to join the wonderful team at Westminster United and looks forward to continuing to spread her love of music.

✉️ lhunter@westminster-uc.ca
📞 905-723-6442


Amy Medlock

Ministerial Administrative Assistant

Amy grew up as part of the congregation at Westminster, actively participating in the life of the church. She is passionate about community outreach and social justice. Amy has a background in photography, and brings a creative approach to producing varying forms of media for Westminster; photos, videos, and graphic design that can be found on our social media platforms, printed pamphlets & booklets, and in worship.

Here to help keep our congregation connected and engaged, you can reach out to Amy about upcoming events in our calendar and she will put you in touch with the right people. Outside of Westminster, you can find her on her bike, on or in the water, or most anywhere that she can be surrounded by trees.

✉️ wuc@westminster-uc.ca
📞 905-723-6442


Susie Noorlander

Youth Initiative Project Lead

Hello my name is Susie Noorlander I have recently taken on the role of lead for the Youth Initiative Project here at Westminster United Church. I am a mum of three children and I have been a apart of youth ministry through a variety of roles for the last 26 years. Which is why I am so excited about the new Youth Initiative project. This project is currently being developed as a dynamic hybrid collective with our local communities of faith. This program aims to go beyond conventional youth groups by offering children and youth from different communities of faith across Durham a chance to come together and be a part of a large, more diverse experience.

✉️ youthinitiative@westminster-uc.ca
📞 905-723-6442


Ronell Paguio

Custodian

Ronell keeps Westminster’s property in tip-top shape. Always to the rescue for a repair and keeps the building shiny! Ronell brings a laugh and a smile to every room he enters. A vital part of our team, he makes sure our place of worship is comfortable and welcoming for all.

Outside of Westminster Ronell loves to spend time with his family and friends, and enjoys astral photography.

📞 905-723-6442