Rev. Maren McLean Persaud
Member of Interim Moderator Team

Maren works half-time as the Associate Minister, Children and Youth at Grace Presbyterian Church. She also teaches private voice and piano lessons half-time through two music studios in the city. Before moving to Calgary in 2018, Maren and her husband, the Reverend Christian Persaud, worked in New Brunswick. There she ran a year-round camping ministry for the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton.

Rev. Dianne Ollerenshaw
Member of the Interim Moderator Team

Dianne serves the Synod of Alberta and the Northwest as the Director of Regional Ministries. She supports four presbyteries with rural and urban congregations in revitalization and redevelopment. Dianne explores ways to engage and facilitate ministries within intercultural settings, encouraging congregants to grow in discernment, transformational leadership, and self-care.  

Pat Kövér
Member of the Interim Moderator Team

A teacher by profession, Pat is an elder at Calvin Hungarian and a Stephen Minister.  Pat has lived in different cultures, including a culture where she was a very visible minority. That, as well as forty years of teaching in Calgary schools at all levels, taught Pat the importance of honouring the work that has been done. 

Rev. Tom Brownlee
Member of the Interim Moderator Team

Tom has served churches in Québec and Saskatchewan, as well as Varsity Acres Church and as Chaplain at the Calgary Remand and Correctional Centres.  He has served as Interim Moderator in numerous congregations, including Centennial Church and Calvin Hungarian Church, Calgary.  In the 1990s he completed a degree in Pastoral Care and Counselling.

Helve Sastok
Music Director