Meet the Team
Joanne Anquist, Lead Worship & Service Minister
Joanne had wanted to become a minister since she was kid, but it wasn’t until three children, several careers later and at age 50, that she went back to school to complete her MDiv. After practicing law and working at several United Churches in Calgary, felt the call yet again and answered “okay God.” She attended Seminary in Halifax, interned in Oyen and was called as Lead Minister at McDougall in July 2016. Her Sunday services are a balancing act. Joanne believes God enters when people are truly human -- when they’re honest with themselves and who they are. Stories often include the good and bad of humanity. They can be unsettling and sometimes even wrong, other times the ancient writings serve as insights to our everyday lives.
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Tony Snow, Coordinator Community Care
From the Stoney Nakoda Nation, Tony joined McDougall in what he calls a full circle step that reinforces his community's historic partnership with the man who shares our church's namesake, Rev. George McDougall. He worked in Communications in the oil and gas industry, but as job opportunities dwindled in the thick of the economic downturn, Tony began studying theology at the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre. He believes his path to becoming a minister was eventual, with the influence of his late father Dr. Rev. Chief John Snow, a renowned spiritual and political leader in southern Alberta. Tony has seen first hand how people often lose their faith in hard times. In his new role, he hopes to bring light to our church's struggling and vulnerable members.
Pam Rocker, Director of Family & Spiritual Development
Pam comes to McDougall with 15+ years of experience working with faith communities. Pam's role is to provide support and direction to our family ministries and to innovate new programming and community engagement that will resonate with people who want to get connected!
She is passionate about LGBTQ+ equality, faith, love, and comedy, and has training in theology, writing and marketing. She is deeply involved in arts, justice, and spiritual work in the city and across the country. She is past Chair of Affirm United/S'affirmer Ensemble, current Vice-Chair of The United Church Observer Magazine, and an advisor to many others. She also plays frequently with her ukulele comedy band!
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Tanya Wan Lim, Contemporary Music Leader
Tanya is a familiar figure at McDougall, she was assistant music director from 2011-2014 serving as accompanist and leader of the worship band. Tanya received a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Music from the University of British Columbia. She has also served as accompanist at Hillhurst United church and other choral groups. She is familiar with the order and flow of church services, our music repertoire and a wide range music genres. Tanya is looking forward to playing a stronger role in McDougall’s music program as leader and accompanist for Collective Spirit.
Returning January 2019
Aileen Berridge, Faith Friends
With a passion for children's education, Aileen brings years of experience working with kids. She completed her education in Child Development and works as a pre-school teacher when she's not organizing some of McDougall's most popular events. Some of her favourites are the Teen Challenge, Christmas Musical and the Hot Dog Fundraiser for the annual Christmas Hamper program.
Aileen has a husband named Douglas and they share three kids together; 17-year-old Kayla and 10-year-old twins Thomas and Isabella.
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Krishan Power, Choral Director
Krishan Power is an accomplished musician with significant training and experience in clarinet, voice, teaching and conducting. Earning a master's degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of British Columbia, Krishan is now an active member of the Calgary music scene. Aside from his performing work, Krishan is also a full-time private music instructor for students of all ages. Krishan is serving his third year as Artistic Director of the Il Sono Men’s Ensemble, and has spent five years leading and building Vocal Group Kiva, a local acappella jazz group. Krishan also arranges and transcribes rock, pop, jazz, and folk for choral groups. He was delighted to accept a position at McDougall and is looking forward to making music with the choir.
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Honorary Associate: Rev. Bob Mutlow P: 587-890-1721
Office Administrator: Lori Wilson E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 403-252-1620
Administrative Assistant: Leanne Kempt E: email@example.com P: 403-252-1620
Facilities Coordinator: John Naylor E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 403-252-1620 ext 223
Children's Program Leader: Donelle Elliott
Caretaker: Harpal Chahal