Staff and Council

At White Oaks United Church we spend most of our time focusing on worship and caring service, but the work of the church requires all kinds of activities, including more governance-focused groups.


The Rev. Michelle Owens

Rev. Michelle

White Oaks United Church is very happy to announce that Rev. Michelle Owens will join our Community of Faith as our new Congregational Minister effective January 1, 2022.

Michelle received a BA Degree from Queen’s University in 2002 and a Diaconal Ministries Diploma from the Centre of Christian Studies in Winnipeg in 2007.

Michelle began her career as the Youth Minster at Kincardine United Church from 2002 to 2007 then became the Minister at Atwood Pastoral Charge from 2007 to 2012. She was the Personnel Minister for London Conference from 2012 to 2017 and she is currently the Principal at the Centre for Christian Studies in Winnipeg since 2017.

We feel blessed that she has chosen to share her gifts, experience, energy and creativity with us.

Beth Wood – Administrative Assistant

Beth W

We are pleased to announce that Beth Wood is our new Administrative Assistant. Beth is a long time member of our church and has just retired from her position with a major area developer.

Beth brings a broad range of talents to the position and will be your first contact during office hours.


The Church Council functions to oversee the life and activities of White Oaks United Church, and to assure that these reflect the mission of the church. The council consists of Committee members, a Chairperson, a representative of the Board of Trustees, the Church Treasurer and president of the United Church Women.  The Minister attends all Council meetings, providing spiritual council and leadership.

If you have a question for a person of the Council or require information regarding the management or governance of White Oaks United Church please use the contact information below.

Name Title Email Phone
Dave Thompson Chair of Council 519-685-7006
John Schulze Vice-Chair of Council 519-641-4723
Carol Kinoshita Helping Ministries 519-685-0350
Kathy Harris Sunday School 519-451-0055
Dianne Waite A.A. Group 519-685-7393
Families First Mom & Tots Group 519-649-1248
Brenda Keasey-Harter Scouts, Beavers and Cubs Group Administrator 519-668-3725