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.
Dr. Donald Cook is the interim organist and director of music at Knox. Born in Newfoundland, Dr. Cook holds a B. Mus. degree from Mount Allison University, a M. Mus. degree in church music from The Union Theological Seminary, and a PhD degree in musicology from King’s College, University of London, (England). In addition, he holds the Associate Diploma (piano performance) from Mt. Allison University, the Associate Diploma (organ performance) from the Royal College of Music (England), and both the Associate and the Choirmasters diplomas from the American Guild of Organists. He joined the faculty of Memorial University in 1967 and played a major role in the establishment of a School of Music there. While in St. John’s at Memorial University, he served for over 30 years as organist and choirmaster of the Newfoundland Anglican Cathedral. In 1992 Memorial University named its new recital hall in his honour, and the same year he was installed as a Member of the Order of Canada by the Governor General. He is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal (2002) and Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal (2012). . He and his wife are avid sailors, and for many years they spent their summers sailing their 30-foot sailboat to points anywhere between Lake Superior and the North Atlantic.
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.