Sunday Worship
German services 9:15 am, Family services 10:30 am
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335 Linwell Road, St. Catharines, Ontario

Our Staff


Randy Klaassen
Associate Pastor

In his ministry with seniors Pastor Randy engages the community to “finish well.” He supports families in transition through the later stages of life, sharing resources and insights for living life to the fullest.

His post-secondary education includes Bible College, University, Seminary and training as a Spiritual Director.

Randy is active in the community as a writer and publisher, operating “People’s History Publications” dedicated to creating memoirs vital to Canadian history. He volunteers with Civil Air Rescue Emergency Service Niagara.

Randy and his wife, Renate, live in Virgil, and have two adult children and one grandchild.

Taya Himes
Youth Worker

Taya has been working with the children and youth of St. Catharines UM Church since 2018. She feels much joy and fulfillment from walking alongside the future of the church as they grow and learn in their own faith and is thankful to have found this community.

In her time outside of work, Taya enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. Taya and her husband, John, have recently purchased their first home and enjoy spending time on DIY projects and working to make it their own.


Eileen Goodyear
Office Administrator

Eileen grew up attending St. Catharines United Mennonite Church and later moved to Niagara-on-the Lake.  She studied Business Administration in College and later worked as a church office administrator in Niagara-on-the-Lake for 20 years.  Her most rewarding volunteer ministry was working as a facilitator for “Niagara Eagles”, a social group for young adults with special needs.

Eileen joined us in the Fall of 2019 and has enjoyed reconnecting with the many congregants that she knew as a child here at SCUMC.

Monty & Sandra Aitken

Monty & Sandra joined us in 2000 and have enjoyed their work here very much.  They’ve made many lasting friendships over the last 20 years.