Rev. Michelle Slater, Minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care


Michelle’s mission is to lead people of all ages to know and experience the love of God,
and to grow as followers of Jesus.

Her goals are children, youth and adults who:

- know and live the biblical story
- know and share the good news of Jesus Christ
- have a relationship with God, both individual and communal
- belong to a small group in the congregation
- share their gifts: time, skills, money, service 
- practice prayer and other spiritual practices
- know a basic repertoire of hymns, responses, and prayers
- care for and build one another up in the Body of Christ
- worship weekly

Her gifts include vital and faithful worship, teaching the faith, leadership development, and vision development and leadership.

Michelle can be reached at 250-598-5021, ext. 204 or at  

Tressa Brotsky is our Coordinator of Children and Family Ministry

tressaShe thinks she has the best job in the world.Tressa welcomes you to be in touch with any questions about our children's Church and Family programs. Or maybe you'd like to volunteer in our Children's Church? Or in a non-leadership way - like being our Supplies Coordinator? Or Birthday Card fairy?

We are always welcoming Senior Highs to Seniors, women and men, as leaders and support leaders for our programs. We offer training and support, and all volunteers are required to satisfy a criminal records check (which is free).

So, get in touch!

Tressa can be found in person at Sunday worship,
or Wednesday mornings at the Church Office at 1355 Mitchell Street.

Gordon Miller, Music Minister and Director of Communications


Gordon’s musical background includes training through the Canadian Armed Forces, School of Music. He is an accomplished trumpet player, pianist and choral director. His contemporary and jazz styling on piano and guitar frequently come through on Sunday mornings. A life-long United Church adherent as a musician and musical director, he embodies a deep respect and appreciation for the musical traditions of the church.

Messages can be left for Gordon at 250-213-1948 or at



Zach Burrill, Youth Minister

zachWorking with all ages from Grade 7 onwards, and drawing from a variety of media sources, Zach seeks to engage Oak Bay's youth in critical conversation about what it means to be Christian in a fast-paced, technology-permeated culture of images.

How can we make conscious choices about what we consume and allow to mould us? For in spite of the cultural categories of "secular" and "spiritual" our faith knows no such limits. As Rob Bell says: "every act is a spiritual act--it's whether you're or not you're aware of the implications of what you're doing." Through discussion and prayer then, let us become more aware of the implications of our actions for ourselves, our world, and our faith.

Church Office

Please call 250-598-5021 (Ext. 0 or 200) or e-mail:  .

The Lay Leadership

We recently restructured the way we govern our organization and engage our ministries.  Our focus was to spend more of our gifts, time, energy, money and resources on ministry rather than administration and management.  We continue to create a leadership environment that is based on the gifts of those offering leadership. Current lay leadership on the board:




A short conversation with the new Moderator of the United Church of Canada: 
Rev. Jordan Cantwell

Specially priced advance-sale tickets for Musical of Musicals THE MUSICAL are available now.
A TADA Actors' Collaborative Production - with proceeds to the benefit of The Mustard Seed.


Our Oak Bay United Church Sanctuary is renowned for great concert events like this one with the Vancouver Men's Chorus.

November 21st and 22nd
Tickets are now on sale at the church office.


SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus
Fall Start Up
Monday September 7th
(doors open at 6pm)

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