Caryn is our interim minister, serving from September to December 2018 while we await our permanent minister. Caryn leads worship, offers pastoral care and supports the Board. Her worship services are creative and energetic and she brings an active and challenging mind to her preaching. With over 30 years experience in ministry, she has served in community ministry, theological education and administrative roles. She can be reached through the church at 204.942.4579 or in the event of a pastoral emergency on her cell 204.942.4579.
Damber Khadka is our student minister and the coordinator of the Jai Mashi Intercultural Ministry at Knox. Damber was a pastor in the refugee camps of Nepal where the Nepali-speaking Bhutanese community lived for almost 20 years. He is currently furthering his theological education through a distance program at Atlantic School of Theology with a goal to be ordained in the United Church. Damber began with a very small Nepali-speaking fellowship which grew into about 80 people, where he provides care and support, spiritual guidance and practical advocacy. At Knox the Nepali-speaking group continue to meet for worship following our inter-cultural worship on Sundays. [English, Nepali, Bhutanese & Hindi]
Abdul works some evenings and weekends at Knox. More than just a caretaker, Abdul lives the welcoming ministry at Knox. With a long affiliation with Knox, he is the person who knows where things are, who welcomes groups and helps them set up and clean up. . [English, Swahili & Arabic]
Budhi, a member of our Bhutanese/Nepali worshipping community works some evenings in the caretaking role, providing welcome and support for renting groups. [English, Nepali]
Yoshi is the Minister Emeritus of the Knox Japanese Ministry. He continues to provide Japanese language worship services on the third Sunday of every month as well as pastoral care for our Japanese members. The Japanese ministry has a long and honourable tradition at Knox, beginning at the height of the xenophobia of the second world war. [English & Japanese]