Board of Directors
Alan Ellis, President
Appointed July 1, 2014. Appointed for second consecutive term on July 1, 2017 which will expire on June 30, 2020.
Retired business executive with experience in the medical and insurance fields. Church involvement as Elder, Steward and various Board experiences within the Church including member of the Accessibility Committee for the Woodlawn United building addition and renovations.
Alan has been a member of Woodlawn United Church for 57 years.
Ron Cochrane, Treasurer
Appointed July 1, 2015. Appointed for a second consecutive term on July 1, 2018 which will expire on June 30, 2021.
Ron retired from Saint Mary's University in August 2012 and at retirement was the Director, Financial Services. Volunteer activities have included participation in and Chair of various Church courts including Congregation, Church Council, Pastoral Charge Official Board and Halifax Presbytery.
Ron is a member of St Paul's United, Mt. Uniacke .
Rev. Catherine MacDonald, Member
Appointed July 1, 2016. Appointed for a second term of one additional year on July 1, 2019 expiring on June 30, 2020.
Reverend Catherine MacDonald is in Interim Ministry with the Stairs Memorial Pastoral Charge, she is enjoying the blessings and challenges of this congregation, in her spare time, you can usually find her out exploring God's world with her camera.
Catherine is currently Interim Minister at Stairs Memorial Pastoral Charge and Past President of Region 15 Council.
Rev. Elroy McKillop, Member
Appointed July 1, 2016. Appointed for second term of one year on July 1, 2019 which will expire on June 30, 2020.
Born and raised in Stewiacke, NS. Obtained BA - Dalhousie 1958; M. Div. - Pine Hill Divinity Hall 1961. Served Charges in Marsden Sask., O'Leary PEI, Port Wallis and Springhill NS in 38 years of Ministry. Retired June 1999. Lives in Bedford NS.
Elroy is a member of Bethany United Church, Halifax.
Murdock Morrison, Member
Appointed July 1, 2020. Term expires June 30, 2023 unless otherwise appointed for second consecutive 3 year term.
Murdock (BA., BEd., MEd.) provided senior school administrator leadership at several schools within HRM, and was a Regional Manager in the Office Products sector, sports support sector and a Regional Manager for the Canadian Student Exchange Program.
Murdock is a member of Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth.
Rev. Roland Murray, Member
Appointed July 1, 2017. Term expires June 30, 2020 unless otherwise appointed for second consecutive 3 year term.
Rev. Murray is a retired Chaplain from the Canadian Armed Forces and at the time of his retirement was Senior Protestant Chaplain (Col).
Roland is a member of Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth.
Gary Schmeisser, Vice President
Appointed July 1, 2019. Term expires June 30, 2022 unless otherwise appointed for second consecutive 3 year term.
Gary (P. Eng. Retired) provided senior management leadership in facility management operations, strategic planning and project planning & implementation in both Nova Scotia health care and post secondary sectors. Gary has participated in many community and professional associations in leadership roles.
Gary is a member of the Bedford United congregation.