Our Minister

Rev. Matthew Heesing

Matthew Heesing is filled with joy to join St. Andrew’s United Church (SAUC) on their journey of faith. For as long as he can remember, he has been actively involved in the United Church of Canada, and brings with him a surprising array of experience and education: from joining his local church Board as a young teenager, to serving as a United Church General Council Commissioner, to living in Bogota, Colombia as a United Church Overseas Mission Personnel, and completing a Masters of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies from St. Mary’s in Halifax.


Matthew’s passions for ministry include preaching and teaching, leading contemplative services in the style of Taizé, pointing out connections between popular culture and the Divine, and accompanying people through the most ordinary and profound moments of their lives.


Matthew lives in Cochrane with his spouse Marlee and their young daughter.

Angele Tremblay – Office Administrator

Angèle Tremblay, our new Office Administrator, is a supportive team player who brings a wealth of strong leadership, office administrative experiences and excellent interpersonal skills. She is fluently French bilingual, has a keen interest in working to cultivate a harmonious work environment.

When Angèle is not at work, she loves to spend time with her family. Staying active and a healthy living lifestyle is a high priority in her life.

Sara Perrin – Family Ministry Coordinator

Sara comes with experience in youth and family event planning, along with program delivery. This past experience has helped plan exciting and diverse events for youth and families.

She is looking forward to implementing new programs for St. Andrew’s.