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.


Barbara Lieurance

Barbara Lieurance recently joined the staff team of St. Andrew's on a temporary, part time basis, focusing on pastoral care.

In 2005 St. Andrew's warmly welcomed me as a student for diaconal ministry and graciously offered, with gentle guidance, a rewarding variety of learning opportunities and a place in their midst. With joyous excitement I am looking forward to being part of the congregation again. As a travelling minister - for I am also privileged to serve the communities of Millet, Ma-Me-O Beach and Mulhurst - I plan to be in Lacombe most Tuesdays, but can be reached any time of the week at 780-216-1618.


Other Staff

Secretaries: Marg Woodrow and Roberta Dyck