The Reverend Heidi Koschzeck, Minister
Rev. Heidi is a NorthWestern Canadian, having lived in four western provinces and two territories. After two years at Lester B Pearson College of the Pacific in Metchosin, she completed her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies at Augustana University College. Her Master of Divinity comes from Vancouver School of Theology. Heidi was ordained in 1998. She is a cat and dog lover. Megan, a beautiful Brittany Spaniel, was Heidi’s third adopted geriatric dog and we are all missing her since she passed away. Rev. Heidi’s hobbies are singing, reading, walking, travelling, and watching BBC mysteries.
Timothy Olfert, Music Director
Tim has been the Music Director at Gordon United Church since 2003, but has spent his entire life making music in church. It’s hardly surprising, since he comes from a family of church musicians and music educators. Tim’s extensive training and experience in classical and jazz piano, liturgical organ, singing, accompanying and choral direction are put to good use at Gordon United. Tim deeply values the rich tradition of the music of the church, but also loves to mix in new and different styles wherever possible, even composing his own music for the congregation on occasion. Weekly Wednesday choir rehearsals are full of uplifting music-making, laughter and fellowship — which seems to be a good recipe, since Gordon United boasts one of the largest regular choirs in Victoria Presbytery!
Rosemary Justice, Office Administrator
Rose has been singing in the Gordon United Church hall since 1989 with Sweet Adelines, first with the Arbutus Chorus and now the Pacific Edge (formerly City of Gardens) Chorus. In 2017 she started attending church services with her Mom, joined the choir and discovered an affinity with the church community and its ideals. After retiring from 30+ years with the Province of BC, she thinks her job in the church office is the best ever!