Our Team

Our Ministry Team

Rev. Paul Douglas Walfall - Minister

Rev. Paul joined the First United community in January 2016. 

He is Jamaican by national.  He candidated for the ordained ministry in the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) in 1983 and then commenced ministerial formation at the United Theological College of the West Indies in Jamaica.  Upon leaving seminary he served in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for three years and in the island of Barbados for fourteen years.  While in Barbados he served as Circuit Minister in the Bethel and James Street/Speightstown Circuits and as Superintendent Minister for the Ebenezer and Bethel Circuits.  He also served as the Secretary of the South Caribbean District Conference of the MCCA for five years.  His last appointment in the Caribbean was the Publishing Officer for the MCCA.  In that post he was active in the publication of the new Methodist Hymn Book, efforts to publish new Sunday School materials for the Methodist and the Content Manager for the MCCA website.

Since 2011 he had been serving as the minister for the Cold Lake-Pierceland Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada. As some of you may know he was elected President of the Alberta and Northwest Conference in last May in Slave Lake. He is married to Rev. Marlene Britton-Walfall and we have two teenage sons. 

Rev. Paul can be contacted through the church office or by email at revpaul@shaw.ca



Camille Ream - Handbell Choir Director and Music Coodinator

Camille Ream is a handbell ringer extraordinaire.  For several years she has led Resounding Joy, the handbell choir and dazzled the congregation with what bells can really do.  Camille has an expansive love for music, her family and her church.

Resounding Joy rehearses on Tuesday at 7pm. Speak to Camille for further details. Contact her through the church office.

If you have a musical talent or request, please contact Camille through the Church office or click here to email her. 

Marlee GatesMarlee Gates - Piano Accompanist

Marlee grew up in a musical family, promoting fiddle music throughout Alberta with the “Gates Family Band” playing for jamborees, festivals, and her favorite: dances! Along with learning the fiddle by ear, Marlee has her ARCT Diploma in Classical Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She enjoys teaching students of all ages, and always aims to create a fun and encouraging atmosphere. Marlee currently teaches private piano lessons, is a Piano Accompanist at First United Church, and works as a Recreational Therapist Assistant at a Long Term Care Center. As an RTA, Marlee loves sharing her passion for Old Tyme Fiddle Music and has recently picked up the ukulele with a purpose of engaging in Old Tyme Sing-A-Longs with the residents. Seeing the joy brought to people of all ages through music inspires her to never stop playing and learning, and to keep sharing the music! 

Paul Filion - Caretaker

Paul Filion is a key part of hospitality at First United.  Paul ensures that the building is ready to receive guests for our various programmes, ministries and special events.

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Holly Durnford- Administrative Assistant

Holly started with the Church Office on Aug 5, 2014 and is very excited for this new learning experience!

The Church office hours are 9-3 Monday to Thursday, and 9-12 on Fridays. She can be contacted at 780-998-4060 or by email at fspc@shaw.ca.