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Min­is­ter Rev. Leslie Sedore 

 

Rev. Leslie Sedore is our Inten­tion­al Inter­im Min­is­ter. Leslie is an ener­getic, pos­i­tive enthu­si­ast for people–helping them cap­ture the beau­ty, joy and cre­ative pulse of life, inspired by a lov­ing God. Leslie’s twen­ty-three years of min­istry has tak­en her through­out much of York Region, as well as into the wilds on canoe trips. Leslie enjoys shar­ing her faith with all gen­er­a­tions.

Music Direc­tor: Don­na Cor­bett 

Don­na Cor­bett has been a mem­ber of the Sharon-Hope Unit­ed Church con­gre­ga­tion since 2010. She was ini­tial­ly drawn to Sharon-Hope UC by the warm wel­come she received as well as the ener­getic and eclec­tic music pro­gram. Over the last eight years, Don­na was grate­ful for the oppor­tu­ni­ties to become part of the musi­cal life through accom­pa­ny­ing the annu­al can­tatas and fill­ing in as need­ed for the Music Direc­tor.

Don­na was appoint­ed as Music Direc­tor in the spring of 2018.

Don­na is a grad­u­ate of Queen’s Uni­ver­si­ty with a Bach­e­lor of Music degree and a Bach­e­lor of Edu­ca­tion degree. She also holds a diplo­ma in Expres­sive Arts Ther­a­py.  Her first career was as a school teacher where she was an Instru­men­tal and Vocal Music Spe­cial­ist (Grades 1–13) as well as teacher of core cur­ricu­lum.

Don­na is also a Reg­is­tered Nurse with added qual­i­fi­ca­tions as a Parish Nurse, a posi­tion she held at Sharon-Hope from 2012 to 2018. Even as she entered a sec­ond career in health­care, Don­na con­tin­ued to par­tic­i­pate active­ly in music.

She has exten­sive expe­ri­ence as an accom­pa­nist for soloists, groups and choirs. In addi­tion, since com­ing to the GTA in 1987, Don­na has been involved with more than thir­ty com­mu­ni­ty the­atre pro­duc­tions as actor, musi­cal direc­tor, con­duc­tor, and show pianist. She has been nom­i­nat­ed for awards for her work as musi­cal direc­tor and actress and was hon­oured to be named York Region­al Police Vol­un­teer of 2010 for her work as accom­pa­nist for the York Region Police Male Cho­rus.

Don­na is an expe­ri­enced musi­cian, edu­ca­tor, nurse, and choir direc­tor whose life­long love of the arts has enriched her phys­i­cal, men­tal and spir­i­tu­al health and hap­pi­ness. She is delight­ed to share those loves with the won­der­ful Sharon-Hope Choir and con­gre­ga­tion.

Office Admin­is­tra­tor: Mar­garet Shrop­shire

Mar­garet has been a staff mem­ber at Sharon-Hope since 1999. Her back­ground is in busi­ness, and she came to us with a Cer­ti­fied Admin­is­tra­tive Man­ag­er accred­i­ta­tion.  Mar­garet is val­ued mem­ber of our staff who is very adept at answer­ing ques­tions and find­ing solu­tions to prob­lems of all types. Her cheer­ful voice is the first con­tact many peo­ple have with our church. She espe­cial­ly likes work­ing with our renters to ensure all of their needs are met, and their time at Sharon-Hope is a pos­i­tive one.

Care­tak­er: Greg Gourlie

Greg first start­ed as the care­tak­er of Sharon-Hope in 2008. Each week (with a lit­tle help from his wife, Susie) he expert­ly wields his mop and vac­u­um to make the build­ing shine. He takes pride in his abil­i­ty to ensure every nook and cran­ny is spot­less­ly clean for each mem­ber and vis­i­tor who will cross through our doors. Greg tru­ly is a ‘jack of all trades’ and is our res­i­dent painter when a wall or two needs a fresh coat of paint. He loves work­ing at Sharon-Hope because he loves the peo­ple. In his spare time, Greg enjoys spend­ing time with his fam­i­ly, espe­cial­ly his three grand­chil­dren.

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