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Rev. Sydney Elias



My journey in ministry began in Guyana where I was born. After I completed my training at the United Theological College of the West Indies in Kingston Jamaica, I served as a Minister of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, Guyana Conference. In my time with the Methodist Church, I served as a congregational minister and later as secretary of the Guyana Conference. My family and I migrated to Canada in July of 2004. In Canada, I served United Church congregations in Scarborough, Norwich, Kitchener and Caledon.  I have a deep love for God and people, and I am dedicated to, and passionate about the ministry of the Church. My focus in ministry has always been to reach people with the Gospel and to help congregations to grow as communities of faith centred on worship, education, fellowship, mission and service.
I am married to Celena, and we have three children, Dominic, Imani and Shanecia. I am an avid reader, I enjoy gardening and going for long walks.


Kevin Heung

Music Director

Kevin graduated as a pianist, piano teacher, piano accompanist and ensemble performer from the Rachmaninov State Institute of Music and Moscow State University of Culture and Arts in Russia. His piano Professor, Vladimir Selivokhin, First Prize Winner of the 1968 International Busoni Piano Competition (Italy), praised Kevin as a "poetic pianist, showing musicality, energy and techniques in his Schumann and Beethoven Piano Concerto". Kevin was the Head of Music, specializing in piano training, in an International Music Secondary and Primary school for more than 15 years. He also worked as the Director and Judge in the International Piano Competition. His students have won more than 100 prizes in piano competitions in Spain, Italy, Norway, Russia and Hong Kong.  Two of his piano students have entered the Royal College of Music (UK), a recognition of his teaching achievements. Kevin is also the author of the lecture of piano exam. He is a dedicated Christian and teacher which led him to earn a postgraduate certificate in Educational Management (University of Bristol, UK) and a Master's Degree in Christian Education. He also earned an MBA.  He is proud to serve Trinity United Church, Newmarket and to further its strong musical tradition earned over two centuries.


Jennifer Carter

Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator

Jen graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  She later completed a graduate certificate in Infant and Early Child Mental Health at Seneca College.  Jen has a passion for working with children and youth and spent many years working as an Intervention Support Worker.  Jen is looking forward to serving Trinity United Church and the surrounding community.

Fiona Vipond

Office Administration

Sandra Dickinson

Office Administration

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