Rev. Ross Smillie
Rev. Ross Smillie has been at St. Andrew's since 1995. He was born and grew up in Edmonton, and has previously served congregations in Pierceland, Drayton Valley, Edmonton (Mill Woods), Vancouver, Bonnyville and Edmonton (Southminister-Steinhauer).
Ross has degrees from the University of Alberta, the Vancouver School of Theology and Duke University in North Carolina. He has interests in ethics, ecological ethics and the interface between science and religion. In addition to his responsibilities with the church he is an adjunct faculty member with St. Stephen's College in Edmonton and teaches an internet course called "Living With Respect in Creation: Ecology, Ethics and Theology in Dialogue."
Ross is also the author of two books Cracking the Cover: A Beginner's Guide to the Bible (1997) and Practicing Reverence: An Ethic for Sustainable Earth Communities (2011).
Ross is married to Therese Thompson, and has two children, Sara and Sean, who are pretty much all grown up.
When he isn't working Ross enjoys sailing, curling, skiing and reading.
Rev. Mary Ellen Moore
Mary Ellen Moore grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. She attended Covenant College, Toronto and was designation a deaconess in 1964 by Hamilton Conference (now The Centre for Christian Studies, Winnipeg, Manitoba - education for Diaconal ministers.) She shared in ministry at Howard Park United Church, Toronto and shared in ministry in Newfoundland & Labrador.
Mary Ellen attended Emmanuel College in Toronto and was ordained by Hamilton Conference in 1978 and settled in Morrin Alberta. She shared in ministry with Redwater Pastoral Charge, Foothills,(Calgary), McClure (Edmonton), and Sunnybrook (Red Deer).
In retirement, Mary Ellen enjoys travelling, sewing, belonging to a walking group, a book club, volunteering in the community and church as well as belonging to Gramma-Link Africa in supporting our African Grandmothers through the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Secretaries: Marg Woodrow and Sue Bergen