Lead Minister – Hugh Donnelly
Hugh Donnelly grew up in small town Prince Edward Island. His studies took him to Sundsvall, Sweden and Knox College, Toronto. Hugh regularly performs with kindred musical spirits in the band Lost Pilgrims, and has, along the way, gained a deeper understanding of the role of music, dance and art in a spiritual life. Curiosity, inclusion and openness to the unknown have become the pillars of his ministry.
Brooke and Linda Ashfield are a clergy husband and wife team. In fact they have the distinction of being the first couple in the Presbyterian Church in Canada to be ordained together.
They have been our ministers since June 1989. They both grew up worshipping at Knox, Ottawa and graduated with their Master of Divinity degrees from Knox College, Toronto in 1979. Prior to coming to Waterloo they were a team in minstry in Flemingdon Park Toronto at Gateway Church. Brooke also served in Owen Sound and Sauble Beach while Linda ministered to the nearby two-point charge of St. Andrew’s Chatsworth and Latona Church in Dornoch.
Brooke and Linda have three daughters, Laura, Emily and Bethany. Brooke enjoys reading, playing hockey(with an old timer’s group) as well as wilderness canoeing and camping. Linda enjoys reading, gardening and travelling.