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About Us

St. Andrew's & St. Paul's United Church has a long rooted history within the community of Russell.  Leadership and many volunteers work to move the church towards our mission.


Our mission is ... "To Know Jesus And Share His Love" 

Here is the long list of committees, volunteers, and staff that make up the cornerstones of our church. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have interest in these core committees.

Official Board 

This is the governing group for the church. The Lead Minister, Chair of the Board, and Secretary meet representatives from each of the church committees.  Each representative offers a report and brings forward any requests or concerns pertaining to their committee. The group discuses upcoming initiatives within the church as well as any information received from the Regional Council.


Trustees:  This committee is concerned with safety and preservation of the church including items such as insurance, investments, ongoing repairs or renovations, as well as how the building is used (community bookings). 

Stewards: The stewards oversee data management related to finance and its presentation to the congregation. They are also involved in several fundraising events.  


Session: The session oversees all aspects of the worship which includes services, pastoral care, Christian development and provides support to the minister. Questions related to communion, baptisms, weddings, special services, and church decoration are all directed towards this committee.  

 Property: The property committee oversees the day to day upkeep and repair to the building and the grounds. They advise of any major renovations or repairs required and oversees the work. 

Ministry and Personnel: The M&P committee meet with salaried staff of the church to discuss contracts, salaries and any concerns or issues that may have risen.

 United Church Women:  This group of dedicated women can be seen in various aspects of  church life. The committee brings forward any fundraising initiatives, suggestions for spending, and pastoral concerns and successes.


Our Staff 


Music Director/ Organist: We are so pleased to have Candace Wood journey of faith through music.


Custodian: Valerie Houle is much appreciated in her role in keeping the church ready for events and services.

Administrative Assistant: Julie Lee is responsible for various tasks associate managing and distributing information for the church.

MinisterRev. Peter Dahlin has retired. We are currently looking for a new minister. Padre George Scharf and Rev. Bruce Peterkin are leading our worship services on alternating Sundays.

Extend a warm welcome to ...

We are happy to announce that Rev. Peter Dahlin has accepted the appointment at our congregation. We welcome his fresh perspective, humour, and caring personality.


Reverend, we are so happy to have you and look forward to working with you.

Please read his biography here: 

Rev. Peter Dahlin

Lead Minister

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