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Rev. Karla Wubbenhorst, B.A., MDiv  

Rev Karla WubbenhorstKarla has felt called to the ordained ministry since she was 13. After completing a Classics degree at the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and her Divinity studies at Regent College in Vancouver and Presbyterian College in Montreal, she sojourned in Scotland for 6 years, doing graduate study in Theology and teaching Christian Doctrine and Ethics at the University of Aberdeen.  For the 2004-5 academic year she taught at Presbyterian College and McGill University in Montreal.  Karla was ordained on Pentecost Sunday (May 15th) 2005 and was inducted as minister at Westminster-St. Paul’s on September 11th.  After various student ministry positions in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; St. Lambert, Quebec; Papa Westray; Orkney Islands (Scotland) and Aberdeen (Scotland). Karla is now enjoying building a relationship with this first congregation of her own.  Karla is happiest when reading about God, talking with someone about God, or travelling someplace.  She is inspired by the writing of John Calvin, C. S. Lewis and Eugene Peterson.  She hopes to add a cat, Luther and a greyhound, Calvin to her household quite soon.

Brian Garner, BA, MTA

Brian was raised on a large dairy farm at Embro, Ontario, seventh of thirteen children in a very musical family. At age seventeen he was hired as Organist/Choirmaster at Knox Presbyterian Church, across the park from his home Church, Knox United Church. Since that time he has served in a similar capacity in various Congregations throughout Southern Ontario and Texas. Brian returned to university and graduated from the Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy programme at the University of Windsor. During his studies, Brian was Organist/Choir leader at Riverside Presbyterian Church and joined that Congregation. Following Music Therapy Internship in New York, Brian returned to Canada. In May, 1999 he moved to Richmond, TX to take a Music Therapist position at Richmond State School, promoted to Coordinator of Music Therapy after seventeen months. Brian also managed the Cultural Arts Program Series and was Chair of the Education/Training Safety Committee at RSS. For the last three years in Texas, Brian was Organist at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Rosenberg. In January, 2006, Brian returned home to Canada and is presently living in Cambridge, providing Music Therapy for a number of area residential seniors’ facilities as well as private sessions in the KW area for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Margaret Burnett, B.A. (Hons)

Margaret has been at Westminster-St. Paul’s as the church administrator since 2001.  In addition to administrative and secretarial duties, she acts as the envelope secretary, recording donations and issuing official receipts.  Margaret is very much a “people person” and enjoys contact with church members.   She also manages a summer program with teens from Europe who come to Canada to learn English.  In this role, she certainly gets her quota of people contact!   Margaret enjoys challenge and has given many hours of volunteer time to the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Learning Disabilities Association and United Way.  Margaret’s children are young adults and are in the process of leaving the nest.  However, she and her husband are not lonely as they share their home with a small menagerie of pets.