Church Staff

Minister, Rev. Meghann Robern

The Rev. Meghann Robern was called to be our settled minister in 2017. She's in ministerial fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, which also qualifies her to serve the congregations of the Canadian Unitarian Council. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Claremont School of Theology, an intentionally multifaith, multicultural seminary.

In addition to being a minister, she's also a co-parent to two kids, a partner to her spouse, a gamer, and a back-of-the-pack runner. Before she finally followed her life-long call to ministry, she worked in the music industry, the film/tv business, and the non-profit sector. As a Unitarian Universalist, she ministers to all regardless of assigned sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, romantic orientation, skin colour, size, physical ability, or cognitive ability.

Director of Lifespan Faith Development, Andrea James

Andrea James has been our professional religious educator since 2008. In 2017 her position became Director of Lifespan Faith Development, serving all ages in the formation of Unitarian Universalist identity.

Andrea is honoured to serve our denomination as a Board member of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) and is active in her "local" Chapter (Canadian Unitarian Universalist Religious Educators - CUURE) as well as the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC). She continues her professional development through Renaissance Modules, conferences, and other learning opportunities. 

Andrea is a long-time member of a book group and travels with her family whenever possible. 

Lifespan Faith Development Assistant

Carol Lindsey has served as our Lifespan Faith Development Assistant since 2017. 

Carol is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg from which she received post secondary education in  Public Relations, Marketing Management, and Strategic Communications.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba.  Ever since graduation  she has worked in the field of communications.  In her spare time, Carol enjoys yoga, jogging, reading, gardening, or spending time with friends and family.

Office Administrator, Pamela Johnson

Pamela Johnson has been our Office Administrator since January 1, 2013. With a background in Fine Arts and Education, she also brings twenty years of management experience to the job.

Pamela loves working at the UU Church because everyone here takes seriously the mandate to be appreciative and respectful in the workplace and beyond. In the freelance world, she is a writer, editor, and illustrator.

Rental Events Director, Lauren Lischka

Lauren Lischka, Rentals Director, has been with the church since May 2016. She is a recent graduate of the University of Winnipeg, as well as a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters. In her spare time, Lauren loves to cook. 

Caretaker, Raymod Aikens

Ray has been with the Church since 2004. He took an early retirement from the U. of M. and "...wanted something to do. I found the Church and found a great job. The atmosphere and the people make this a place [where] I enjoy working."

Music Director, PJ Buchan

PJ Buchan – a native of Winnipeg – has been involved with choral and vocal music since he joined the men and boys choir at All Saint’s Church as a young boy in 1979. He has appeared as a chorister and soloist with many of Winnipeg’s foremost choirs, including the Winnipeg Singers, Renaissance Voices, and Camerata Nova.

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Accompanist Rob Lindey

The dedicated and talented Rob Lindey has been our accompanist officially since September, 2005. He has been accompanying the choir almost every year since the choir was founded.

Rob studied piano with Ralph Elsaesser at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, and with Myrtle Rose Guerrero at the University of Toronto. He is the accompanist as well as a founding member for The Rainbow Harmony Project.

Webmaster Karin Carlson

Karin has been the Webmaster at the church since 2004. When she took on the UU Winnipeg website she rewrote the entire site to make it more accessible, easier to maintain, and more functional. In 2017, the website has seen quite a few major updates and lots of changes, and more to come. Send Karin an email.

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