Lakeshore is small self-governing congregation.
There is no minister nor other salaried staff. However, we have three contract employees to support the work of the volunteers who run the activities of our community. Two lay chaplains carry out rites of passage for members and non-members alike.
Our Musical Director
We are fortunate to have the inspired direction of Montreal singer/songwriter and recording artist Kerry-Anne Kutz. Kerry-Anne is multilingual (French, English, Spanish, Yiddish, German, and Hebrew) and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s degree in performance at the Université de Montréal. Kerry-Anne was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal for exceptional musical contributions to the community of Montreal and to Canada.
She plays the piano and sings during most Sunday services and conducts the affiliated Lakeshore Community Choir .
When there is sufficient demand, she leads preschool children and their parents in song in the Sunday morning Little Maestros program.
Our Administrative Secretary
Toni Smith keeps our office in order and handles paperwork relating to rites of passage, tax receipts and orders of service. She is on site Thursday mornings through most of the year.
Our Spiritual Explorations Educators
Erin Berry and Elsa Chavez are our educators in 2018-2019.
After a one year absence, Erin has returned as Spiritual Explorations Coordinator and Youth-Program Facilitator. She is currently in her final year of a masters at McGill University in the department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Her research is on including students with disabilities in mainstream physical education classes.
Elsa works with the younger children, and was in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education (BA) program at Concordia University. She has experience working in day-care centres and summer camps since 2012.