The Rev. Michael Caines – Lead Pastor – Priest and Rector
I live to answer the question: “So how did you go from civil engineering to becoming a priest??” I have been here since 2008 when I arrived as the assistant. Since 2012 I have been leading the church as the Priest-in-Charge, and now as the full-time Lead Pastor. I grew up in Sussex, N.B. and then studied Civil Engineering at UNB Fredericton. After a brief period in youth ministry my wife and I moved to Uganda to teach and work at an Anglican Secondary School. After that, I studied at Wycliffe College in Toronto, ON and was ordained in 2008. I served with the Naval Reserve for a number of years but now as the Lead Chaplain for 37 Brigade Group. I love the outdoors and in my down time I enjoy running, sailing and playing music, but most importantly, time with my family.
The Rev. Eleanor Dryden – Deacon
Eleanor is our vocational deacon. She has a background in education, and is a faithful and caring member of our church’s ministry team. She serves the people, and proclaims Christ’s presence in a variety of ways. Through the years, she has been the facilitator of our Ladies Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study group, been instrumental at a local food bank, lead many services at St. Paul’s Oak Point and the Welsford Remembrance Day Services, assisted and conducted funeral services and interments, shared Prayerful Ponderings to the Parish in our bulletins, and has been involved in a variety of other ministries as well. She is a valuable asset to our Church leadership, and a blessing to our Parish and community.
April Medford – Lay Pastoral Assistant
In 2019, after many years of being a childcare provider in my home, I followed God’s guidance and became the Sunrise Play Park Director/Pastoral Assistant here at the Rez. I will one day start my studies and work toward being ordained. I am a mum to two adult children that I love spending time with. They are one of my greatest gifts in life. Family and friends play important roles in my life and complete my circle. I have a heart for mission work & spending time with people. In 2013, I went on my first mission trip to Belize. It was there that God changed my life in great ways. I have also done mission work in St. Vincent. One of my many blessings is that I have gone on mission trips with both of my children. I enjoy kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, walking & bon fires with friends. I look forward to the future and where God is leading me.
Lael Osborne – Administrative Assistant
I have been a part of the team at the Church of the Resurrection since the fall of 2018. I mostly work behind the scenes to create content like slides, bulletins and other content needed for Sunday morning services and I look after much of our Parish communications among a variety of other Administrative duties. I am grateful to be able to work in a Christ-centered work environment and to be able to help Sunday mornings “happen”. Little things can make a big difference, and I do my best to serve the Parish in the little things, to the Glory of God. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:17
Elizabeth MacIntosh – Custodian
I take great pride in being part of the team at the Rez. I work hard at living out our mission statement- “Jesus centered, in the community and for the community”. I became involved in this church because of our community garden, and now I am involved in small group bible studies & cooking with the Outflow team. I have become a part of this Church family, and that has been a blessing! I live in Grand Bay where I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren. My granddaughter and I enjoy activities that we can do together – walking, going to the beach, youth group & discovering new adventures together.