Spiritual Pilgrim. Curious Learner. Compassionate Leader. Rev. Cari brings a passion for the Christian story that is evident in her preaching, liturgical leadership and teaching ministry. She is a collaborative leader who seeks to discover and release the gifts of others into the life of the congregation and the world. She is a grateful to be in ministry among such a faithful, courageous body of Christ’s followers, and really enjoys a good fermented pickle.
Rev. Cari has offered spiritual leadership to the Crossroads congregation since its formation in 2009. She served as President of BC Conference in 2017-18, offering significant leadership during the United Church’s recent structural changes. Prior to Crossroads, Rev. Cari ministered with St. John’s Strawberry Hill (03-09) and Gilmore Park (98-03) United Churches, as well as Park United Methodist Church (New Jersey) and St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church (Vancouver). She has a Bachelor in Music from the University of British Columbia and an M.Div. from the Vancouver School of Theology.
New acting Minister for Children and Youth to be announced soon!
Minister for Children and Youth
Preschool. Children. Youth. Families.
Bio and photo coming soon.
Ministry of Music
(Evensong Worship Resources, Contractor)
Musician. Singer. Songwriter. Bruce is passionate about lifting up the gifts of instrumentalists and singers of all ages in our community. He is excited about helping Crossroads to be a place of Spirit and healing for the North Delta and Surrey community. Bruce generally refuses dessert but does enjoy some really good dark chocolate (fair-trade, of course!)
A church musician for 30 years and multi-instrumentalist, Bruce brings a wealth of giftedness, training and experience to the ministry of music at Crossroads United Church. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in the development of hymn tune repertoire in The United Church of Canada. Bruce is a past co-chair and current member of the executive of Music United: The United Church of Canada Association of Musicians, and was the managing editor for More Voices. Please visit his website at evensong.ca for more information about his ministry.
Accompanist, Children’s Choir Director
Nicole adds her musical and dramatic talents to Crossroads. She is passionate about enlivening worship with children and the participation of the whole people of God. In her “spare” time she teaches elementary school, knits like a machine (she always has at least 5 projects on the go) and can even tap dance!
Gillian is pleased to join Crossroads’ staff as the Office Administrator. She has a background in office management, and is a warm and welcoming presence. She looks forward to meeting Crossroads people as time goes by, and also offering hospitality to the community. She enjoys her nieces and nephews, but her cat “Sailor” is her fur baby. Little known fact: Gillian spent three winters living in Mexico selling diamonds!
Crossroads was thrilled to welcome Heather to the staff team in April, 2017 as our part-time bookkeeper. These days you can find her in the office on Sunday afternoons and Thursday late afternoons, working her magic to make the numbers all line up. Heather is also an avid baker who can’t eat her own products because of her gluten free diet. (Built-in generosity!)
Bio and photo coming soon.