Russ Daye, our lead minister, is a wandering Bluenoser who has lived on four continents but has called Nova Scotia home again for the last decade. In his 25 years of ministry, he has served churches in Quebec and outport Newfoundland, taught at several theological colleges and universities, worked on peace building in Fiji, written a Ph.D. dissertation on South Africa’s transition to democracy, and recently visited refugee camps and communities in the Middle East. He has been involved with truth and reconciliation processes in Africa, the South Pacific, and Canada. Two of his current avocations are researching church revitalization with the Thriving Christian Communities Project and assisting congregations with renewal as a member of EDGE network of consultants and coaches. His passions include interfaith cooperation, camping in the desert, and pickup games of basketball with his sons, Sam and Will. If you are interested in spiritual exploration or justice seeking that paints outside the lines, he wants to buy you a coffee.
Rev. Russell Daye
Ian is married to Catherine Notley, a nurse clinician. Together they have one son, Jake, who is currently trying to qualify to be a teacher.
Rev. Ian Fraser
Minister of Congregational Development
As an educator with more than 20 years of experience, Susan’s interests are faith formation and spirituality, compassionate community, and leadership for a changing world. She is amazed by the abundance in self and community, and the many ways it can be brought to light. Susan holds a M. Divinity from Atlantic School of Theology, a M. Arts in Education from McGill University, a B. Education and a B. of Music from University of Western Ontario. She is Minister of Faith Formation and Pastoral Care at Saint Andrew’s United Church.
When not at Saint Andrew’s, and not sorting email, you may find Susan at the Atlantic School of Theology, working on program research and development. Or you may find her at home, listening, laughing and learning with her husband Michael, and their great kids, Simon and Claire.
Minister of Faith Formation and Pastoral Care
Minister of Music