Rev. Tiina Côté
Tiina was called to Trinity in 2011 after serving in the Chaplaincy at Dodoma University in Tanzania, East Africa. Her 23-year career in Ministry has also taken her to the United Churches in Grimsby, Flamborough, Dundas and the Methodist Church in Barbados.
Born and raised in Welland, Tiina returned to the City after university to work as a Neighbourhood Redevelopment Planner.
She holds a Hons. B.A. from Erindale College, University of Toronto (Urban Studies and Sociology) and a Masters of Divinity from Emmanuel College, University of Victoria.
As downtown Kitchener continues to redevelop and renew, Tiina's focus on Spirit of Place - the essence of community spaces and neighbourhoods created by the interface of mutually positive relationships between all things living - helps define our mission as a church to this community.
Tiina lives her faith everyday: whether it's grassroots team building, developing mutually restorative partnerships or facilitating conversations that create opportunities for people to make a difference in our world. Her ministry touches every group in our community - the marginalized and the mainstream.
As Tiina says, "We are all children of God and are given chances to create hope with each other.”
Minister of pastoral care
Katharine grew up on a farm north of Owen Sound and attended Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute before earning a B.A from the University of Guelph in X. She later attended the Centre for Christian Studies in Winnipeg and Conestoga College where she studied Y.
Katharine was commissioned in 1986 and has served as a minister to Conestogo United and Highland Road United, as an associate minister to Calvary United in Kitchener and Trinity United in Guelph (among several other congregations).
Katharine has chaired several Presbytery committees for the United Church of Canada, including Waterloo Presbytery, and served as President of the Hamilton Conference. She has been a member of the board of both Emmanuel College and Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre.
Katharine enjoys visiting with people and learning their life stories, knitting, reading and pursuing artistic endeavours.
Office Administration SUpport
Dorothy joined us in August 2015 following a career as an educator working in the Northwest Territories, a First Nations community in Northwestern Ontario and here in K-W. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation degree from Lakehead University, and a Bachelor of Education Degree from Nipissing University. Dorothy grew up in South America and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese and a smattering of Ojibway.
Dorothy has been extensively involved in women's field hockey as a player, coach and umpire. She has seen some of her players and umpires succeed at the national and international levels. As part of the Ontario Bi-Centennial Celebrations in 1984 Dorothy paddled by voyageur canoe, over a two month period, from Lachine, Quebec to Thunder Bay, Ontario re-enacting the life of a Northwest Company voyageur.
Robert has been with us since 2008 after working in the printing, paper and packaging industries for over twenty years. Robert's mechanical aptitudes are truly a godsend in keeping the lights on in a century-old building.
Born and raised in Toronto, Robert attended Northern Secondary and then George Brown College where he earned a Diploma in Printing.
Robert is a married father of five and grandfather of four who has been proud to call Waterloo home for the last sixteen years.