Cameron Fraser

Ministry

Cameron (Cam) Fraser hails from the Hamilton area of Southern Ontario (but don’t worry – he isn’t a TiCats fan) and came to Knox-Metropolitan United Church as our second minister in May 2014, along with Cheryl Hymus-Fraser and their two children, Lily and Isla. He was drawn to this position by our desire to connect more deeply with our downtown neighbourhood.

Cam preaches and presides at most of our Sunday morning worship services, as well as focusing on our strategic future ministry development. He leads our monthly Open Table Dinner Church gatherings, Youth Confirmation Class, facilitates our Labyrinth Workshops and working with lay leadership, plays a coordinating role in areas of Christian Education and Pastoral Care. Cam also performs Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals.

Crafting engaging, challenging and culturally relevant sermons that invite spiritual and social inquiry and analysis, has long been a passion of Cam’s, as well as exploring innovative forms of Ministry and community connection.

A minister in the United Church of Canada since 2007, before coming to Knox-Met, Cam spent 8 years developing and coordinating the Annex, anew ministry project with the United Church of Canada in Milton, Ontario. Cam is also deeply involved with United Church Camping and Lumsden Beach Camp.

You can tell Cam is around and available for a pop in visit (or a wander up the street for a cup of coffee) when his yellow bike (his primary mode of transportation even in the winter) is ‘parked’ outside his office.

 

bio_hartHart Godden

Director of Music

Hart Godden holds the position of Director of Music and Organist of Knox-Metropolitan United Church where he conducts the KMUC Senior and Junior Choirs, and the Knox-Met Brass. It is here at the church that he maintains a music studio where he teaches piano and organ, as well as coaching vocal students in musical theatre.

Hart is the founder and Artistic Director of the Halcyon Chamber Choir, a dynamic and exciting choir known for its exquisite choral sound. In addition to its unique choral concerts, Halcyon has regularly appeared with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Regina Philharmonic Chorus. Hart is also the Artistic Director of the Regina Philharmonic Chorus. Under his direction the RPC has developed into one of the major community choruses in Canada and numbers 120 singers. The RPC is known for its concerts of exciting and beautiful music which have included works such as Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, Handel’s Messiah, Magnificat by Bach and The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins. As well, Hart is the Artistic Director of the Amici Singers, an adult chamber choir, who present concerts with a unique blend of music and food.

As a performer, he is often heard in concert with Tara Semple, flute, and Cameron Lowe, cello, as the trio High F’lutin’. He performs with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Per Sonatori Baroque Ensemble as organist, harpsichordist and keyboardist. Hart also works for Pipework, the Western Canadian representative for Casavant Frères Limitée as a pipe organ technician.

Hart Godden grew up in Saskatoon and completed an ARCT and LTCL in piano and a B. Mus. degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He then completed a Master of Music in conducting and a B.Ed. at the University of Regina. He received an ARCCO from the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

 

Janice Diemert

Secretary

Tanya Bergen

Communications Coordinator

Justin Prettyshield

Caretaker