Symons Valley United Church is going through an exciting time and hiring new people to join our ministry team. We are a growing church, and we look forward to having a new Minister for Community Engagement, Family Minister, and Choral Director join our current team in the coming months.

Vicki McPhee,

Lead Minister

Pronouns: she/her

Vicki is a diaconal minister with a Masters in Theological Studies and began serving at Symons Valley in 2011. Vicki is married and is Mom to three young adults, one teenager and two dogs. She was called into ministry when her youngest was three years old. After five years of ministry education & training through The Centre For Christian Studies in Winnipeg, MB, she was Commissioned in 2012. Vicki loves to travel and learn about other cultures. She has been to many countries, including Zambia, India, Israel/Palestine, England, The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Peru, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. She has led several study/exposure tours for youth and young adults as part of her ministry. Vicki also loves to read, quilt and go to movies.

Email: vicki@symonsvalleyuc.com

Essie Gaqui-Elefante,

Office Administrator

Pronouns: she/her

Essie’s smiling face is what will greet you when you arrive in our church office. She provides administrative support to our ministry staff and manages the office. Her office hours are Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For any questions on internal church administration, contact Essie.

Email: essie@symonsvalleyuc.com

Donna Williams,

Music Ministry Coordinator/Collaborative Pianist

Pronouns: she/her

Donna is an expert at tickling the ivories of our grand piano each Sunday. She is a professional musician who works as an accompanist throughout the city. She collaborates with our Choral Director in the selection and preparation of music offered within the worship service. Donna is also available to provide accompaniment or vocal solos for wedding and funeral services.

Email:  donna@symonsvalleyuc.com

Letitia Berger,

Family Ministry Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her

Letitia is a great community connector. When she is not taking courses or studying to become a United Church minister, she will be at Symons Valley helping to support our family ministry. 

Email:  youth@symonsvalleyuc.com

Brad Lavenne,

Communications Coordinator

Pronouns: he/him

Brad works behind the scenes managing and supporting our digital ministry initiatives, including social media, videos, website content, and supports our Livestream.

Email: communications@symonsvalleyuc.com

Nadine Shenher

Facilities Administrator

Nadine brings a passion for community and connecting. Symons Valley United Church is a busy community hub, and they coordinate and keep track of all the rentals and programs happening at any given time in our building. 

Email: facility@symonsvalleyuc.com