Minister · Musical Director · Administration

Our Minister

Our Minister

Rev. Sue Paterson

Greetings and Welcome to “St Andrew’s By The Lake

There’s a stone that sits on my desk here reminding me of our deeply rooted connection to “the Lake”.

A public park just near the church is a beautiful gathering place of flat rocks and ancient trees; indeed the First Peoples named this place Katorakwi meaning gathering place on the flat rocks. I believe there is wisdom for us at that particular site
  • flat rocks and ‘St Andrew’s by the Lake United Church’ are both, a good meeting place and accessible to all and in every way we wish to affirm that welcome.
  • ancient trees and ‘St Andrew’s by the Lake United Church’ are rooted in a context that offers Beauty and grounded theology and liturgy.
I bring a passion to nurture spiritual depth, justice and right relationships. Together we are developing a creative and beautiful liturgical life so that all who come seeking a place to meet will find this church, our worship and other faith-seeking gatherings accessible, affirming, and challenging in the essential Way of Christ.
Come and join us at this gathering place near the flat rocks and ancient trees, as we learn together how to dance, and how to sing a song of Christ’s love at “St Andrew’s By the Lake”.

Musical Director

Musical Director

Jill Mingo was born on the Isle of Man, and lived in Africa and Scotland. She has been in Kingston for thirty years. She holds ARCT Performer Diplomas in both piano and organ, and is a graduate of the M.Mus programme at the University of Toronto.

Since 2009, she has been Director of Music at St. Andrew’s By-The-Lake, where she enjoys working with the Choir and other musicians. New choir members are always welcome, and anyone who would like to sing with us can talk to Jill.


Office Administration

Fran Raven has worked mostly in service related positions, and likes working with people. 

She has an Honours BA in English and Art History, and over the years has expanded her studies in secretarial, administrative, financial and graphic courses . She is also involved in gardening and creative arts.

She and her late husband started the first computeized graphic design bureau in Kingston in 1986. This graphic design and pre-press business, continues to operate..

Fran enjoys serving the Lord and his church at St. Andrew’s by-the-Lake