Rev. Mavis Currie has been the minister at Knox since July 2011. Born and raised in West Flamborough, Ontario (just outside of Hamilton), Mavis is a graduate of McMaster University with a combined honours degree in French and English, and a Master’s of Divinity from Knox College, University of Toronto. Her’ first congregations were in western Canada in Virden and Lenore, Manitoba. After taking a few years off to raise her family, Mavis resumed her ministry at Westmount Presbyterian Church in London, serving as Minister to Youth and Young families for close to 10 years. Mavis lives with her husband, Tom and their brand new labradoodle puppy, Nellie. They have three children: Beth(23), Hannah (21) and Ian (19). They are all in university and are sometimes at home, and sometimes living away at school. Mavis loves a nice morning jog, a good book, and corny jokes.
Martin studied at the University of Music in Vienna, where he was awarded the degree of “Magister der Künste” (Master of Music) in organ. There also, he earned degrees in piano, piano pedagogy and choral conducting. Further studies at the University of Music “Mozarteum” in Salzburg led to a degree in orchestral conducting. Among his teachers were pianist Harald Ossberger, organist Alfred Mitterhofer and conductor Michael Gielen. Martin performed concerts on many famous European organs, among them the Sieber organ in St. Michael, Vienna, Austria and the Stier-Mockers organ in Saint Marguerite, Riquewihr, France. He composes music for choir, piano and other instruments. His meditative piano music has achieved notable success, with his CD “Melodies of Peace” selling over 4000 copies. His great talent is playing and improvising meditative piano music. Martin has directed many choirs and conducted their many performances, with orchestras, in Germany. In Canada, he directed the Langley Community Choir in British Columbia and currently conducts the Concordia choirs in Kitchener. Martin lives in St. Thomas.
Meghan Brockington is the Christian Education and Oureach Worker at Knox. She began working at our church in March 2015. Born in St. Thomas, Meghan has been attending Knox since she was a baby. She spent her childhood summers attending the Synod of South Western Ontario camp, Camp Kintail on the shore of Lake Huron, and went on to work at the camp for several years as a counsellor and later as the music and drama director for the 2007 summer season. Meghan lives with her husband, Caleb and their three young children: Brayden (7), Madison (5) and Mackenzie (4) who are just this year all in school. Meghan loves singing, reading and spending time with her loved ones.
Allison Bell has been at Knox since September 2013 as the Christian Education Coordinator. In January 2018, she has decreased her hours due to her growing career as a teacher with the Thames Valley Board of Education. She continues to work with us as support staff for children and youth activities and events. Allison was born and raised in London with her parents and 3 siblings (1 older sister and she is a triplet with a brother and sister). She grew up going to Westmount Presbyterian Church. Allison went to Brock University for Kinesiology and later to Western University for her Bachelor in Education. Currently she is an Occasional Teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board. Allison continues to live in London with her cute 3 year old Cocker Spaniel named Molly. She enjoys hanging with her dog, going to the beach and going out to dinner with her friends and family.