Shona Burditt has been in full time youth and children’s ministry for 15 years and has been the director for Youth and Children’s Ministries at Oshawa Temple since 2007. Shona grew up in Scotland and was an active member of the Salvation Army in Edinburgh up until she married Andrew and moved to Canada in 2000. She has two boys, Euan and Wilson, who keep her really busy! Her calling to youth and children’s ministries started back when she was a young teenager in Scotland and has grown through many different ministry opportunities over the years. She loves working with children, youth and their families, it is a privilege not taken for granted. She feels blessed to call Oshawa Temple her family and looks forward to many more years of ministry here.
Alexandria Gerard has been attending Oshawa Temple since 2000 – when she was just a year old. She has grown up at Oshawa Temple and feels blessed to have such a wonderful church family within the Corps. When she was old enough, Alexandria began to get involved in leading children’s programming at the Corps, allowing her to realize her love of working with children! This love of working with children has caused her to pursue a degree in Child and Youth Studies at Trent University Durham, where she is a full time student. Alexandria knows that God has put her in the role of Children’s Ministries Coordinator for a reason, and is excited for everything that He has planned for her, and for the wonderful children of the Corps and the surrounding community.
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