Crossroads United Church - STAFF
||Rev. Drew Douglas Strickland BSc BEd MFA MDiv|
Drew is a Kingston native, and has ministered with Presbyterian
and United Churches in Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary
and Kingston. Drew will be with us while we search for a new full-time minister. He joins us at Crossroads committed to the way of Jesus Christ and the circle of friends here.
||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.
Sara joined us in June, 2021. A graduate of LaSalle Secondary School, she received a diploma in General and Legal Office Administration from St. Lawrence College. Since then, she has worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Kingston Community Foundation, Rosewood Retirement Residence, the Alzheimer Society and the Kingston Sexual Assault Centre. Sara is also a mom to three step-children at home. She recently started painting by numbers and cross stitch.