Our Mission

To go near and far, sharing the good news of Jesus, living and working so that all may come to know, love and follow Him wholeheartedly.

Our Vision Statement

Can you catch the vision?

We see the people of St. John working passionately shoulder to shoulder in the ministries set before us, a body that is continuously discerning together all that Jesus is calling us to do, with each member serving in the right places, with the right hearts, in the right ways.

We envision St. John as fertile ground for making, encouraging and strengthening disciples of Jesus Christ. It is an environment energized by relevant, dynamic worship services and engaging study groups. We see the building of spiritual mentors and deep spiritual friendships being fostered. We see a church where the desire to grow is watered, fed and nourished, and where, by His grace, we become more like Jesus Christ.

We envision the people of St. John United Church empowered by the Holy Spirit, with hearts on fire, taking the light, hope and good news of Jesus Christ into the Hamilton community and beyond. Compelled by Christ’s love and the power the gospel holds to transform lives, we will be ambassadors sharing a message of lasting peace, joy and fulfillment that only Jesus Christ can give. Where Christ leads, we follow, serving as His heart, hands and feet, bringing glory to the Father.

We envision the people of St. John as being truly and abundantly alive. We see a body where all are warmly welcomed and embraced with a generous, genuine and gracious hospitality that is spiritually relevant to people of all ages and stages of faith.

We see the people of St. John encouraging and challenging one another to give Jesus Christ our very best on all occasions, because He is worthy and all we have is from Him. Our pursuit of excellence is not only evident in our ministry settings, but also bears witness in our everyday lives by the loving and respectful ways we live in our families, community and among all who cross our paths.

Our Staff

We welcome Pastor Kirby Constable to St. John.  Raised on a family farm south of Barrie Ontario, Pastor Kirby’s life ambition is to live by faith in Jesus Christ. Kirby is the thankful husband of Marian and dad to their four children – James, Shirley, Anne and Grace.

Pastor Kirby received his B.A. in Philosophy from Queen’s University and his Master of Divinity (1993) through Regent College (Vancouver) and Queen’s Theological College. He was ordained by the United Church of Canada in 1995 and has ministered to congregations in southern and central Ontario.

Pastor Kirby loves to lead others in worshipping and knowing God. He also enjoys making music, spending time with family and friends, and walking in the beauty of God’s creation.

Mary Seabrook, Worship Coordinator and Music Director for St. John, has a passion for Jesus, and loves to help others experience God in life-changing ways.  Her compassionate leadership, heart of worship and smiling face inspire and encourage everyone who gets to know her. Mary’s sense of excellence in music is supported by her many years’ experience and training.

Steve joins St. John after many years serving and seeking Christ at Ryerson Camp and Leadership Development Camp.  He is pursuing Theological Studies at McMaster Divinity College but can’t sit and read for too long before needing a good bike around town, some kind of game, or an evening of shenanigans with Impact.  He loves deep community, wrestling with questions, a nice meaty pasta, and Jesus.

Joanne Lyne, our Office Administrator, is a long-time member of St. John and Chair of the Communication Team.  Her compassionate heart, love of Jesus and sense of humor coupled with over 15 years Administrative experience brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position.  Her passion to be all that God has called her to be, leads her steps in life.  Joanne enjoys spending time with her husband Barry, her family and friends and singing on the praise team.  Her welcoming smile will greet you when you drop into the church office.