Personnel

Rev. Anita Spiller, B.A., M. Div.

rev.anita@jordanstationunitedchurch.org

 

Rev. Anita was Ordained in May of 2015 and began her first Pastoral charge with Jordan Station United Church on August 1st.  August 2020 marked her 5 year anniversary with our Church and her on-going list of accomplishments is outstanding!   

Anita has a strong call towards Mission work and is always looking for ways to inspire people to 'be the Church' in the world and as well as within our Church walls. Her proudest accomplishment is in her leadership of the Mission Team that raised $20,000 to bring life saving water to a remote community in the Dominican Republic. Local Outreach is critical as well and as such Anita acts as the Chair of the Caribbean Workers Outreach Project (CWOP) which offers Worship, Pastoral Care and Benevolent Support to the migrant workers who come to Lincoln for 8 months each year. This local Ministry Program began at Jordan Station in 1992.

Anita also has a dedication to providing creative and inspiring Worship and has a gift for preaching. She loves children and is a life-long learner with a passion for education.  Anita is dedicated to wider church work and lives this out as the Theological School Liaison for the Candidacy Board of the Southwestern Ontario Region of the United Church of Canada.

Anita is married to Pete Spiller and together they have four children: Andrew is a flight attendant with Delta Airlines and has a love of travel and adventure; Greg is a Credit Specialist and has a passion for music and duathlons (running & cycling); Katelyn is a full-time student at Ottawa University and has a love of food and serving others; Anna attends the University of Florida and dreams of becoming a dentist. Together we dedicate our lives to fulfilling God’s commandment to love and serve our neighbours.

     “I was hungry and you fed me,
      I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
      I was homeless and you gave me a room,
      I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
      I was sick and you stopped to visit,
      I was in prison and you came to me.”

 

(Matthew 25:36 The Message Translation)

Sonja Saweczko, BBM, Office Administrator
admin@jordanstationunitedchurch.org  

 

Sonja joined Jordan Station United Church in March 2016. Sonja has an extensive background in corporate Marketing and top-notch computer and communication skills. You will find Sonja in the Church Office 3 mornings a week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday) and you can count on a cheery “Hello!” when you walk in the door!

Sonja recently found her passion in supporting the Mission Projects at Jordan Station United Church, specifically in the El Rosalito - Ocoa Water Project. Sonja traveled to the Dominican Republic with the Mission Team in October 2017 and November 2018 and made connections and friendships with many of the children in El Rosalito (thanks to the Spanish lessons!). Pictured here is Sonja and Marylady (whom Sonja hopes to visit again) - the first generation to have clean, running water available to them.

Sonja resides in St. Catharines with her husband, Jack, and their 2 sons who currently attend University. During her leisure time, Sonja enjoys kayaking with Jack and friends.

Alyson Stephenson, Bookkeeper

accounting@jordanstationunitedchurch.org 

Joyce Brown, Organist, Pianist, Choir Director

Joyce retired from this position in September 2021. We are so thankful for her time,  extraordinary talent and 'joie de vivre' during her 9 years as our Choir Director. Each challenge  was met and overcome, whether it was technological changes, equipment updates or even new songs, Joyce was never one to back down from a challenge! 

We'll miss her leadership, but know this rest is much deserved!

Rev. Anita