Our Staff

Pastor Steve Johnston:

Ordained in 2006 and called to Trinity in April 2012, Pastor Steve lives with his family in the parsonage near the church. Steve often brings his musical talents to worship in the middle of his sermons or with the Trinity praise band. You never are quite sure what direction Pastor Steve’s sermon will take – song, conversation, drama or teaching. Steve always likes to include the Gospel – good news for the hearer, and also the “Monday Morning Factor” … how can I apply this come Monday morning.

Sister Jean Widmeyer:

Sister JeanSister Jean is a deaconess, a sister in the Deaconess Community. The Deaconess Community is a community of sisters who devote themselves to a ministry of Word and Service in the church and in the world.

“I will be serving Trinity by visiting parish members who are confined to their homes and bringing Holy Communion to them.”

Janelle Lightbourne:

Janelle LightbourneWelcome to our new member of our pastoral team, ministering to the university and college students in London. She is a graduate of Western University and she will also be continuing her part time work with Navigators of Canada on the Western campus. We look forward to Janelle’s leadership in this new ministry approach at Trinity and to witnessing her incredible passion for this work.

“My work is centered on building meaningful and lasting relationships with students. In this context, I have seen discipleship lead to genuine transformation.”

Ross McDonald:

A native of London, Ontario, Ross is our Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church. While growing up, his interest in choirs, school band, dance band, jazz, piano and organ studies led to his enthusiasm for classical and theatre organ performance. He has served as vice-chairman of the Royal Canadian College of Organists – London Centre. Ross has played keyboards, or been musical director for many musical theatre productions in the area. He has performed for audiences on both classical / church organs and the “Mighty” Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ, including Theatre Organ Chapters in Palm Beach, Florida; Ann Arbour, Michigan; Rochester, New York; North Tonawanda, New York; Casa Loma, Toronto, Ontario; and Kingston, Ontario.

Ross is also known for his legendary theatre organ accompanying of silent films such as Phantom of the Opera, The Ten Commandments, Wings, and Laurel & Hardy. In July 2005, Ross played a Midnight Theatre Organ concert at Trinity Lutheran for the Royal Canadian College of Organist’s National Convention in London.

Hobbies include gardening, and vintage sports cars. Ross lives with his best friend Lucy, a West Highland terrier.

Annette Cantell:

Annette, our Parish Administrative Assistant, has been at Trinity since 1995 and she keeps us all organised.  There is not too much that she does not know about Trinity and its people.

Call Annette to book rooms, rent space or parking, or to update us on volunteer schedules.

Randy Sinclair:

RandyRandy is our custodian who has been looking after the church building and grounds at Trinity since 1993.   Randy enjoys some serious audio listening and has some high class Hi-Fi equipment at home.