The Rev. Dr. Elisabeth R Jones joined us as our Minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care in August 2011, after 14 years of teaching ministry at the Vancouver School of Theology and at the United Theological College, Montreal, where she was Director of Studies.
Elisabeth has completed various degrees in history and theology at York University (UK), the Vancouver School of Theology, l’Université de Genève, and most recently at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN), where her Doctor of Ministry thesis explored the use of a “midrashic biblical imagination” for teaching, preaching and worship. Midrashic study groups are a highlight of her week at Cedar Park United.
She has a passionate commitment to “equipping people for ministry,” which expresses itself in imaginative worship, challenging preaching, and educational events and studies which explore the dimensions of faith in action in the world. She also has an irrepressible and infectious sense of humour!
Married to Norman, they have three grown children, and now several grandchildren and grand-cats. Elisabeth’s “Sabbath Time” is spent most often in her garden, or on a bicycle, or plotting creative mischief with her grandkids.
Rev. Elisabeth posts frequent reflections on her facebook page, and blogs most weeks, musing on the Scripture texts to be used in worship, and upon engaged spirituality. You can read, and interact with her at the blog Beyond Wood and Stone.
To contact her, call the Church Office: 514-695-3337,
or send her an Email