Rev. Chelsea Masterman
Chelsea was born and raised in Alberta and the United Church of Canada. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Lethbridge, and received her Master of Divinity from Vancouver School of Theology and a Certificate of Special Studies from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She volunteered with the Caribbean and North America Council for Mission for a number of years, did her field education with Hummingbird Ministries in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, and her internship at Cole Harbour-Woodside United Church in Nova Scotia. Chelsea served in ministry in Medicine Hat, Redcliff and Irvine before joining the team at Grace in 2018.
Chelsea believes the Good News of God’s love in Jesus Christ holds a message of radical love and merciful justice that can (and has, and will) transform the world – for good. The Holy Spirit breathes in and through us, helping us develop in relationship with God and all creation. We can open ourselves to this divine movement through spiritual/contemplative practices and by practicing our faith in our lives and our living. The word “practice” is key: the church has never been perfect, and neither are we as Christians. So we practice receiving and sharing God’s love, and we grow, together.
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.
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.