The Rev. Dr. Catherine Collins-Barker
We are grateful to have as our Minister, The Rev. Dr. Catherine Collins-Barker who began her ministry with us in July 2009. She has been gifted by God through many talents, gifts and skills and we continue to support her as she ministers amongst us bringing God's Word and as she pastorally shares Christ's love wherever she goes and with whomever she meets.
Ordained in 1991, Rev Cathy continues to be excited about the ministry of Jesus Christ in the United Church as the church is changing and beginning to emerge as something new yet still proclaiming Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord with its mission continuing to be helping others through love.
She sees Glenwood Church as a church family which continues to grasp onto Bible truths about Christ Jesus and to take these truths to meet the needs of the people of Windsor as well as those in need around the world.
In 2010 Rev Cathy completed her Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Ministry which encompasses many areas of her work- pastoral care, biblical study, death dying and bereavement and worship leadership. She continues to minister to others in many ways.
Rev Cathy has received extensive training in death, grief and bereavement, pastoral care and worship and liturgy. She is involved in mediation and has extensive training in conflict management within the church. She is a Conflict Resolution Facilitator for the United Church of Canada and one of seven within London Conference.
Rev Cathy has served in many capacities of the church and currently serves as Chair of Essex Presbytery for 2016-2017. She is also on Presbytery Executive and brings insights and new ideas of the emerging church of which we are all becoming.
Rev Cathy continues to serve as a Commissioner to General Council (GC41 and GC 42) and is involved in the remit discussions regarding changes in governance.
But most importantly Rev Cathy enjoys interacting with people of all ages and delights in seeing individuals come to know Jesus and to deepen their relationship with Him on a daily basis. When individuals' lives are changed by God's Spirit and one comes to know Christ personally it is a most amazing understanding of life in Christ, and life in the body of Christian faith and hope.
Rev Cathy is approachable and is willing to spend time talking with you about your concerns, questions and ideas.
Rev Cathy enjoys playing the piano and clarinet, sewing and baking as well as looking after her family's needs. She is married to Justin and they have two sons, Collin and Nigel who are also active in Glenwood activities