Ministerial Staff

April 23, 2013


                                 Milo Spooner Craig

MiloIt is my pleasure to be serving at Central United church. The people are friendly and appreciative of my ministry. I love what I do in the church and invite you to come and share with us at Central United.

I like to smile and laugh and help people on their spiritual journeys.  My personal story has had many twist and turns and up and downs which help me in understanding others. Whether you need a listening ear or just someone to talk to, my office is in the church, come on in.

Think you have heard my name before, well I have served in Waskada, Goodlands, Lyleton, Pierson, Coulter, Coultervale, Belmont, Baldur, Cypress River, Holland, Glenboro, Cartwright, Boissevain, Minto, all in Manitoba and also Yorkton, Sk.

Before I started in ministry in 1994, I was the Director of Alumni Affairs at Brandon University, Director  of the Native Curriculum Development Centre at Brandon University, the Executive Director of the Portage and District, United Way,  a teacher at Cross Lake, Manitoba and many more interesting positions. I have enjoyed 41 years of marriage with Rev. Doug Craig who presently serves the Hartney and Lauder Pastoral Charge.  We have two children and 4 grands.  Life is good. Come and join us for Worship, Sunday at 11 or join in from your home as we Live stream.


                                       Colleen Gareau


Colleen grew up in Brandon and attended Knox United as a child and young adult.  Following marriage and moves to Yorkton, Winnipeg, and Calgary, her family returned to Brandon.  Colleen began working at Central in 1990 as Sunday School Superintendent, followed by a position as Staff Associate from 1995 – 2001.  Colleen is currently serving as a Congregational Designated Minister, working in the area of Pastoral Care.





                                       Mary Chambers


Mary Chambers (Neets) was born south of Brandon, moved with her Macleods’ family to Foam Lake, SK where she started school, then on to McCreary, MB and on to Brandon where she completed her schooling at Vincent Massey Collegiate. It seemed as though Macleods was in her blood as she worked there after school and on weekends until graduation, when she went to work in the Bank of Nova Scotia. After marriage and moving to a farming life and raising 4 children, she went to work as an Educational Assistant at Minto School. She has just retired after 24 years.
Mary started her career as organist in Boissevain at St. Paul’s United Church and after 19 years there, relocated to Elgin and Souris charge. Then the opportunity arose to be organist at Central United and she accepted the position with eagerness, an opportunity to play a ‘Casavant’. I enjoy my association with colleagues and the family of Central United and hope to continue to appease or meet the approval of the congregation and staff.

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