Rev. Dr. Sheila Macgregor, Hons. B.A., M.A., M.Div., D.Min. Lead Minister & Minister of Worship and Pastoral Care
Over the past thirty years that Sheila has been in pastoral ministry, she has discovered that our greatest resource is our people. The Christian faith is profoundly relational. It is people who bring people to Christ. It is people who embody the Good News and share it in both word and action. A love of stories, combined with a strong faith in the risen, living Christ, has been the cornerstone of her ministry to date. She is excited to be in ministry at Siloam and both she and her family have been impressed by the warmth and friendliness of the congregation and the amazing range of talents and gifts among both staff and congregational members. It is her prayer that you also will find a loving welcome at Siloam and that together “we may be Christ to each other and God’s world.”
From the time he was in the church nursery, life in Christian community has been a central part of life for Isaac, and at a very young age he began to have a sense of Christ’s call to ministry. Prayer, humour, and reaching out to those in need have always been important parts of his life of faith, and Isaac has always felt deeply at home in God’s presence in the natural world.
In the different ministries that Isaac has had the joy to serve in, and in his last two years as an ordained minister, he has been awed and humbled to see the diversity of gifts that the Spirit makes known through people of all walks of life. He is excited to celebrate and share these gifts at Siloam in his role as Minister of youth, young adults, and families.
Prior to her call to ministry, Jan worked in secretarial positions, and for five years she taught Secretarial courses (Teaching Master) at Conestoga College, Doon Campus.
Jan’s university education led to a B.A. in social sciences from the University of Western Ontario and an M.Div. from Emmanuel College, Victoria University, which is part of the University of Toronto. She received a Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Studies from King’s College of UWO in 2010.
Jan was ordained May 31, 1992, and celebrated her 25th Anniversary of ordination in May 2017. She has served the United Church of Canada congregations of Lakeside/Harrington, Mount Pleasant/Mt. Vernon, Lynden/Troy, Wesley-Willis/Holmesville, Richards Memorial, and Arva United Church.
In addition to ministry, Jan teaches English as a Foreign Language online to students in China. In her free time she is interested in reading for relaxation, watching good movies, making Zentangle art, quilting, knitting, walking along nature trails, and contemplative prayer. Jan and her husband Gerry will be celebrated their 15th Wedding Anniversary in June 2017.
Over Wib’s 20 years in pastoral ministry he’s had the pleasure of serving three pastoral charges: Emo in northwestern Ontario; Selkirk, a small hamlet on Lake Erie, and St. Marys. From 1992 until his retirement in 2011, he served as Director for Ministry Advancement for southwestern Ontario with the Canadian Bible Society. He’s immensely thankful for his years of ministry and for the wonderful folks he met and sought to serve along the way.
Wib has always been amazed and humbled at how God is not only a Creator God but also a Creating God who invites us to work alongside him in his never ending quest to bring humanity into a meaningful relationship with him. “The Scriptures aid us in gaining some perspective. They are far more than a document about ancient history but rather a vital testimony to God’s presence with us in the rough and tumble of our everyday experiences. God speaks to us, not as spectators, but as participants in an amazing drama that continues to unfold.”
Wib is deeply appreciative of the honour of being appointed a Minister Emeritus of Siloam and will, with the grace of God, seek to serve wherever he may be of use.
Kerry is currently employed, since February 2009, at London Health Sciences Centre – Information Technology Services as a project manager and business systems analyst supporting the Human Resources and Finance departments. As an adolescent he attended the United Church of Christ in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and sang in the youth choir. In university he found a United Church of Christ congregation in East Brunswick, New Jersey where he continued his love of choral singing. Upon returning to Canada in 1981, he joined Talbotville United but the next year he moved to London and started attending First-St. Andrew’s United and has remained there ever since. Over the years, Kerry has volunteered for the Children’s Aid Society, Hospice of London, Regional Aids HIV Connection (formerly the Aids Committee of London), John Gordon Home, Ark Aid Christmas Day dinner, FSA Hospitality Meal program, and London Musical Theatre. In October 2014 Kerry received official word that he has successfully completed the Licensed Lay Worship Leader (Lay Preacher) training from Five Oaks Christian Centre near Paris, Ontario. Kerry is currently in the discernment process for ministry in the United Church.
Dr. Todd Wieczorek, DM Ministry of Music
Todd Wieczorek (pronounced Via-chor-ek), Lecturer of Music in Voice at UWO, came to Siloam from Bloomington, IN, where he completed his Doctorate of Music in Voice Performance and Literature. His musical training was done at Wheaton Conservatory of Music (BM Voice Performance, Wheaton, IL) and the University of Kansas (MM Voice Performance, Lawrence, KS).
Prior to coming to London, Todd served as Assistant Professor of Music at Taylor University, singing in and preparing student performances in weekly chapel service, teaching courses in voice and diction, and directing the Opera Theatre program.
Todd emanates energy, skill and a deep sense of the importance of music in worship.