Mt. Zion United Church

"The Little Church That Does!"

Meet our Staff

Pastor Kim Lawrance has lived in Ajax for many years. Kim grew up in the United Church, attending Sunday school, singing in choirs and taking part in the ministries of various committees throughout the years. In 2003, she felt called to deepen her faith by studying at Emmanuel College. She graduated with a Master of Theological Studies in 2011. Shortly after graduating, she realized that God had other plans for her and returned to Emmanuel to begin working on a Master of Divinity, which she received in 2018. She is a Candidate for Ordained Ministry. Pastor Kim can be contacted at [email protected]

Donna Barber, ARCT - Organist/Pianist

Donna has been our Organist/Pianist and Choir Director since January 2001. Her love of music is evident in the way she plays the hymns, filled with spirit and enthusiasm! Donna is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music with an ARCT in Piano Performance. Donna can be contacted at [email protected]

Reverend Karen Smart - Reverend Smart is our Voluntary Associate Minister. She serves as part of the Ministry Team at Pickering Village United Church. She is also the Secretary of Lakeridge Presbytery. She covers pastoral care for times when our minister is away or she is asked to do so by our Session.

Phyllis Spencer - Phyllis is our Minister Emeritus.