Minister – Rev. Dr. Sally Shaw

Sally Shaw is delighted to be serving Waverley Pastoral Charge for the year ahead. She is originally from southern Ontario and has lived in Bedford for 12 years now. Sally and her spouse Rob have two sons, Dexter (22) and Noah (17.) Ordained in 1992, Sally has served churches in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, both as a solo minister and in team ministry. For the past 10 years she has had the privilege of serving as the United Church Formation Director at Atlantic School of Theology. Sally loves spending time in nature, is allergic to nuts, and is a great appreciator of the arts. She is really looking forward to meeting you, and getting to know you and your interests in the weeks ahead. Sally writes, “It is my privilege and my great pleasure to join with the faithful folk of the Waverley Pastoral Charge, to endeavor together to grow closer to God, to each other, and to bring together the needs of the world with God’s desires for the world.”


Jennifer Mallette and Peter Thamer are our Music Directors at St. John’s United Church.

Louise Loughead and Bobby McLean are our Choir Leaders at Wellington United Church.

Our music teams meet with Rev. Sally throughout the year to select the wonderful music we hear each Sunday during our worship

Ministries Mentor – Dana Pardy

As our Ministries Mentor, Dana’s primary responsibilities are to provide leadership and support in two of St. John’s very important ministries, Sunday School and KOGA. Dana is an Early Childhood Music Education Specialist at Giant Steps Childrens’ Centre in Tantallon and previously served as Director of Music at St. Luke’s United in Upper Tantallon.

Administrative Assistant – Susan Dekker-Inkpen

Feel free to be in contact with our administrator for any concerns or inquiries. You may reach Susan by calling 902-860-4000 or by email