Rev. Debra J. Baker (Rev. Deb)
Rev. Deb has been the minister at Saint James since September 2009. She has four grown children, Stephen (Jenn), Rebecca (Neil), Jonathan and Nicholas, all of whom are living in other parts of Canada.
Debra feels very blessed to be ministering to and with the Saint James family. “I believe that it is truly a privilege to walk with people on their journey of faith, through the tears and the laughter, the rain and the sunshine. It is my hope that we can each grow in our faith in belonging to this community of faith and from our participation in worship, Sunday school, fellowship groups, committee work, and faith formation groups and programs.”
Mary Wheelan (Administrative Assistant)
Mary has been administrative assistant at Saint James since 2001. She is married to John Wheelan and has two children Andrew (Lori) and Katrina (Kirby) and three grandchildren, Kasen, Rhett and Klara.
Saint James has been a long time part of my life and Mary says, “I absolutely love my job. Her responsibilities include being receptionist, working closely with the all committees, as well as, part of the “Ministry Team.”
Joan Hall, our C.D. Co-ordinator grew up here at Saint James. She has 15 yrs. perfect attendance in Sunday School, was involved as a member and leader of Sunday School, Explorers, CGIT, Youth Group, Junior Choir, and has served on many committees. Joan attended summer camps at Camp Woolastook and served as director for several years. A staff member since 2001, Joan has two children, Robert and Ashlee and a granddaughter, Harper. Please feel free to drop in any morning for coffee and discussion.
Amy Anderson (Choir Director/Organist)
Amy Anderson has been performing in public since childhood and began playing church services at Trinity United Church in Debec when she was 14 years old. She obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from Mount Allison University in 2004, graduating with honours.
Amy is a very active community musician, assisting with Valley Young Company and WHS musical productions, composing original music, directing the Music on the Meduxnekeag summer concert series and is one of the organizers of the annual Dooryard Arts Festival. Amy taught music at Hartland Community School from 2006-2009 and loves working with musicians of all abilities and ages.
Currently, Amy plays piano with Tin Pan Darlings, and is co-director of Woostock Centre for Culture & Creativity, along with her sister, Tracy. Amy also enjoys cooking, reading, blogging and having a good laugh. She believes strongly in the power of music to heal, transform and inspire.