Crossroads United Church - STAFF
||Rev. Bill McAuslan|
Rev. Bill began his call to Crossroads in July, 2011, and comes to us from his previous charge,
Ilderton-Birr in the London, Ont. area. Bill retired from Crossroads in June, 2017. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Bill obtained his M.Div. from Queen's Theological College.
Some of his many interests are grandfathering, geneology, gardening, golfing ("so-so"), reading and exploring nature with his wife.
Click here for more about Bill's faith journey.
Lay Designate Minister
Debbie has been working in Youth ministry for over 30 years, and in addition to her work with youth at Crossroads, Debbie is also the Adult Advisor for Youth in the Kingston Presbytery. In the past, she has also been the adult leader for Spiritually United, a teen worship group for youth between the ages of 13 and 18 in the Kingston presbytery. Debbie is married and has two daughters who are finishing their last year of university. (Debbie's position formerly had the title of Staff Associate)
||Shirley Porter & Kevin Guthrie,|
Directors of Music
A long-time member of the St. Margaret's choir, Shirley left the ranks of the choir in 2005 to become the organist and choir director at St. Margaret's. She received her B.A. from Queen's University and her ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Shirley taught elementary school in Kingston for 23 years before retiring with her husband Bill. She enjoys singing in the Cantabile Women's Choir as well as volunteering at Ongwanada.
Kevin has been a church organist, in one capacity or another, for over 30 years, having taken his first appointment when he was 17 years old. In 1988, he joined the team at Queen Street United Church as Director of Music, where he enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship. He is excited to be a part of the Crossroads team as co-director of music with Shirley.