Rev. Dr. Rick Horst – Minister Rick joined St. Andrew’s staff in August 2004. Ordained in 1984, he served congregations in Toronto and St. Marys,Ontario. Rick earned a B. A. from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Divinity degree from KnoxCollege (Toronto), and a Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Seminary, (Chicago). Rick is married to the Rev. Karen Horst who is the senior minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Orillia. They have three children, seven grandchildren, a motorcycle, and a cat. Rick loves working with people as they discover the grace of God in their lives.
Mia Drummond - Children & Youth Leader Mia recently became the Children and Youth leader at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Barrie. She is currently an undergraduate student at Lakehead University (Orillia) pursuing a B.Ed. No stranger to the congregation, Mia attended church school at St. Andrews as a child and volunteered at Vacation Bible Camps in recent years. Mia is very excited to be working with the children and youth of St. Andrews. She also does not (and will never) own a motorcycle.
Chris Bohdanowicz – Musical Director Chris joined St Andrew Staff in September 1991. Since 1975, he served congregations in Toronto and played organ recitals. Chris graduated from St Michael’s Choir School in Toronto earning an ARCT in Organ Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He holds a B.A. and a B. Ed from the University of Toronto. Chris is married and has two children, a motorcycle (faster than Rick’s) and a dog. Chris enjoys sharing his love of music with St Andrews choir and congregation.
Barb Drummond – Secretary: Barb has been the Secretary here at St. Andrew’s for the past seventeen years. Fulfilling her role in the church office while enjoying the camaraderie of the church family gives her a great sense of enjoyment. Barb has lived in Barrie all of her life and has one son, one daughter and two grandchildren. Barb does not have a motorcycle but she does have two cats that purr like one!
Russ Gingell – Custodian Russ joined St. Andrew’s back in 2004 after having met his wife, Kathryn, who was already a member of the congregation. He became the church’s custodian in the fall of 2013, and enjoys the people and the job very much. Russ has over 25 years of experience in building maintenance, repairs and other useful skills which he brings to the job every day. Russ goes out of his way to keep our facilities in tip-top shape!