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Rev. Alison Mock MDiv., BMus 

Alison recently celebrated her ordination in the United Church of Canada.  She comes to St. Mark’s after serving six years in lay ministry at Lawrence Park Community Church in Toronto, and an internship at Yellowknife United Church in the Northwest Territories. A passionate preacher and storyteller, Alison’s greatest joy in ministry is sharing the stories of our faith and exploring their meaning for our lives.  She is a musician, loves to knit and crochet, enjoys playing Lego with her kids, and spends entirely too much time watching Netflix. Alison holds a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel College, and a Bachelor of Music from Queen’s University.  She lives in Mississauga with her family, and is delighted to join St Mark’s, and the Dundas community.   


Rev. Christina Paradela, DM (Minister)

Christina graduated from the Centre for Christian Studies in Winnipeg in 2000 and was commissioned a Diaconal Minister; a ministry of Pastoral Care, Social Justice and Faith Formation. Her passion is to facilitate learning circles where people of all ages learn how to more readily encounter the Divine and thereby live into a call of discipleship for the sake of peace in all Creation. Never having grown up completely, Christina's humour is always intermingled with her passion for justice. Her training in facilitation and experience in the creation of curricula make Sunday School a participatory, engaging and playful time. She delights in working with the leadership team at St Mark's, appreciates the integration of all the programming into the life of the community of faith. She co-leads the Faith, Rattle and Soul that meets at 10:30 each Sunday.


Ann Green, BMus. (Music Coordinator)

Ann Green holds an Honours Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Wilfrid Laurier University with viola as her primary instrument. She performs as a violist, violinist, organist, pianist and singer. Locally, in Cambridge, she was the founding conductor of the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, has been the Music Director of several churches, and has acted as Music Director for the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts and Music and Lights in the Village. Ann owned and operated Beyond the Clef Music School in Downtown Hespeler Village for 11 years where she taught lessons, supervised staff, and conducted annual teacher training seminars. In 2005, Ann won the The Bernice Adams Memorial Award for Music for her involvement in the Arts. 

With Arcady, Ann enjoys performing as a violist and singer. Her string trio, Harmonia performs weddings, concerts, and corporate events and includes long-time friends and violinists Kristi Coleman-Dorland and Julia McFarlane.

Recent compositions have included the youth musicals “Like a Child”, “Mandela, the Musical”, and "Global Chorus". Ann is an elementary teacher with the Waterloo Region Board of Education.