To listen to Steve’s June 28 Sermon, when he preached for the call at MacNab, click here. (The link will take you to a new browser tab playing an audio file and should start by itself.)
Minister – Steve Baldry
Steve Baldry was born and raised in Peterborough, the youngest of 6 children. Before coming to MacNab, Steve served at Philpott Memorial Church and Chedoke Presbyterian Church – both here in Hamilton. He has worked as a Youth Pastor, Christian Education Director, Associate Minister and Senior Minister. His education includes a Masters of Divinity from Tyndale University College, and a Masters of Theological Studies from Knox College. He was ordained in 1985.
Steve is the author of “Rappin’ Up the Bible” – a DVD educational tool for the young and young at heart that summarizes the entire Biblical narrative in an easy to remember rhyme (rap). To preview the Life of Jesus portion of Rappin’ Up The Bible on You Tube, click here or press the arrow below.
Steve was identified by the Search Committee as having three priority skills ideally suited to MacNab at this time: preaching, pastoral care and a proven track record at connecting with a younger demographic.
He is married to Andrea, and their 4 children range in age from 19-27. He enjoys jogging, biking, camping, and just about anything else that involves fresh air.
Steve started at MacNab after the Labour Day weekend on September 8, 2015.
Steve’s appointment was approved by our Hamilton Presbytery on July 15, 2015 and he was inducted on Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 3:00pm at MacNab.
Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry – Christina McCarthy
Christina joined the MacNab team in the spring of 2018. She has been in the field of Children and Youth work for over 20 years and has a heart for youth of all ages. Christina feels it’s important to create a welcoming space for youth within their church so they can see themselves as valued members. Her aim is to assist youth in discovering their place in God’s family so that they can grow to be confident in knowing that they have a special place in God’s heart.
Christina grew up in Mississauga and began to call Hamilton home in 1998. She has been married for 20 years and has four children. Christina values her family and strives to bring a focus on families to her work here at MacNab. She LOVES all things sparkly and is pretty sure that when Jesus said to “… Let your light shine before others” he meant to do so with as much glitter as possible.
Director of Music – Gerald Smink
After a 7 month appointment as Organist, Mr. Gerald (Gerry) Smink was appointed as our Director of Music on January 1, 2017.
Gerry holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Music from McMaster University and a Ba chelor in Education from the University of Toronto.
He is the Head of Music at Delta Secondary School in Hamilton and has been Department head for 16 years. At Delta he conducts the Delta Concert Band, the Delta Secondary School Orchestra and teaches Instrumental, strings and guitar. He has been the assistant organist at MacNab and has taken organ lessons for many years from Dr. Christiaan Teeuwsen.
He has supplied at many churches in the area filling in at St. Paul’s Presbyterian, Church of the Ascension, Centenary United, St. Andrew’s in Brantford and others. For many years he played regularly at Trinity United Reformed Church in St. Catharines’s.
He presently sings with Musica Lyrica, has recently sung with the Redeemer Alumni Choir and has sung with Pro Musica Choir. He was previously a member of the McMaster University Choir and the John Laing singers.
He has been an active member of MacNab Presbyterian since 2002 and a chorister and choir board member.
Feb 23, 2017