Rev. Chelsea Masterman
Chelsea is a born and bred Albertan, having grown up in High River. Her family are long time members of High River United. Chelsea completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Lethbridge. Following that, she worked in Lethbridge and did her discernment process through First United Church.
For a number of those years she was involved in the Caribbean and North American Council for Mission. She obtained her Master of Divinity degree from Vancouver School of Theology and a Certificate of Special Studies from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.
She did her internship at Cole Harbour-Woodside United Church in Nova Scotia. Chelsea was ordained by Alberta and Northwest Conference in June 2014. Since that time, she has served a team ministry at Westminster United Church in Medicine Hat, where the ministry team is also contracted part time to serve the two congregations of Redcliff-Irvine pastoral charge.
Chelsea enjoys music. She plays the djembe and the ukulele and has acted in musical theatre productions. She has a dog Jack, a horse Lady and a fish Patrick. Chelsea indicates she is “nurtured by nature”. She is excited to see what God has in store for us together as she joins our ministry team.
Rev. Anna Constantin
Anna believes that church is a nurturing place to help people shine! Community, love, laughter and a safe place to explore what it means to be God’s beloved can reveal what it means to be made in the image of God coming together as church.
After studying at the Vancouver School of Theology, Anna has served in congregations in northern Alberta, Victoria and Port Alberni. She came to Grace in August of 2009.
During our transition, we are happy to have Mary Ann Pastuck & Rev. Beth Hawley providing support to our congregation.
Mary Ann is a retired supply minister who is working half time, focusing on Worship and Christian Development.
Beth is also a retired supply minister who is doing 10 hours a week, primarily in Pastoral Care.
Elaine Dunbar, B.Mus., A.R.C.T., B.F.A., is an Edmonton based musician and actress. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta music programme; a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto; and has studied theatre at the Banff Centre.
Elaine has performed on stages throughout Ontario and Alberta. She is also an accomplished pianist. In addition to being the music director at Grace United Church, where she grew up, she conducts Edmonton’s Young Columbian Choir. Also, she is co-founder of DRAMATIC LEARNING: a company that brings musical theatre into schools through artist-in-residence programmes.
Sandra is a long time Grace member and spent many years volunteering on various committees, teaching church school and helping organize Cycling Mommas and Fitness, Fun & Fellowship before applying for the Office Administrator position.