Jessica began her youth ministry in Tuscon, Arizona at the church her Grandfather, the late Rev. R. Swift built. She married her husband Rick and moved north after getting her degree in Special Education and Rehabilitation from the University of Arizona. She is happy to be spreading God's love with the Kids at St. John's through Sunday School, Youth Events, Mission Work and new programs like S.H.E. and Girls Gathering. Jessica earned her Certificate in Youth Ministry from NEOS and is pursuing a Master of Pastoral Studies degree (Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy) from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and dog, being outside and seeing her nephew. She is an active member of her local P.E.O. Chapter.
"But Jesus called for them and said "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs." Luke 18:16
Nancy Louise was born in St. Catharines, but grew up in Grimsby and has attended St. John's since she was 5 years old. She has been a communicant member since she was 15 years old. Nancy was able to do all her education in the Niagara Region, majoring in Business Administration. Nancy enjoys working with the Sunday School as a Teacher and serves on the Christian Education Team. She is currently serving as President of Presbyterian Women.
Outside of her church work, Nancy belongs to Hamilton Branch Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a Majority Member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls which is where her charity work began. Nancy has also been a volunteer for the Cdn International Military Tattoo, so Pipe Bands have been a part of her life with her Dad serving with the Pipes and Drums of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.
Nancy loves swimming, curling, rowing, Reading and loves all types of music. She enjoys travelling and learning of the history of each place she visits. Thanks to her friends, she has become an avid Scrapbooker. Nancy welcomes everyone to visit our church office or follow us on our website and facebook page.
Peter joined the Ministry Team at St. John`s Presbyterian Church in February, 2014. He has a BA and MA in Musical Studies. Peter has served at several churches in Hamilton and the Toronto area.
Peter and his wife Cathie have three grown children, all of whom minister in their respective churches in Music and related ministries.
Peter is glad to be back at St. John`s Presbyterian Church which was his first ministry position after graduating from Ontario Bible College in 1982.