Pastor Marco Ste-Marie
Pastor Marco Ste-Marie was born and raised in Québec. He served a 3 point pastoral charge in Montreal for three years, preaching and ministering in French, English and Italian.
Marco has a passion for the bible and how to use its wisdom in everyday life. He as a heart for missions and social justice. His unique humoristic preaching style makes him stand out. Marco would qualify himself as a "Modern day prophet" which makes him an agent of spiritual renewal and transformation.
Besides ministry, he enjoys martial arts, running and fitness.
Reverend Nancy Colton
Reverend Nancy Colton was born and raised in Vancouver and has lived in British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Alberta (for a second time.) She earned a BA (English) from UBC (Vancouver) and a Master of Divinity degree from the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax. Ordained by Maritime Conference in 2003 she was settled to a rural pastoral charge about 45 minutes south of Ottawa. In late 2006 Nancy joined the Royal Canadian Chaplain Branch and served for 12 years as an United Church Chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces. Nancy was called to St. Andrew’s United Church in March 2017.
Nancy has a passion for pastoral care, pastoral visiting, family ministry, children’s spirituality, faith formation, liturgy, worship, music in worship, social justice and congregational ministry. She feels blessed to share in ministry with the people of St. Andrew’s and the wider community, and to live and work in Lacombe.
Nancy has two young adult children. Her daughter lives and works in Borden, Ontario. Her son divides his time between living Squamish, British Columbia, where he is a student at Quest University Canada and living and working in Ottawa. She loves driving and is enjoying exploring Central Alberta, enjoys a good cup of tea, reading, listening to CBC Radio One, watching NCIS, and being a casual fan of the Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa Redblacks, and Saskatchewan Rough Riders and staying in touch with friends and family across the country.
Nancy is delighted to be back in Alberta and excited about her ministry with St. Andrew’s United Church.
Reverend Barbara Lieurance
Barbara is deeply grateful to share in the ministry of St. Andrew’s community of faith. Connecting mostly with seniors she finds herself profoundly enriched by their life stories and hopes to share many more cups of coffee or tea with all kinds of people.
As a travelling minister, for she also serves the communities of Big Valley and Erskine, she enjoys watching the ever-changing sky over Central Alberta.
Barbara is widowed with a blended family of five (amazing!) adult daughters, and three (even more amazing!) grandchildren.
Walking, reading, playing the recorder and spending time with friends bring additional joy to her life.