The management team is responsible for the management of our church.


Reverend Lynn Watson

Rev. Lynn was born Lynn Young at the old Red Cross Hospital the fourth of five children to Art and Gwen Young.

Her family home was right across from the present day Beer Store.

Her love of church and understanding of the Christian faith came from her Mom; her love of people came from her Dad.

It seemed only fitting that at the age of 12 she felt called into ministry. Like a switchback trail leading up a steep mountain Rev. Lynn’s journey to ministry would take some time and some twists and turns.

Along the way she picked up her most devoted travelling companions: her husband, Glenn, over 37 years and 3 daughters, Jacqui, Janet, and Carrie.

St. Paul’s United Church in Bancroft would be instrumental in the shaping of Lynn’s ministry as were the other churches in the North Hastings area.

She became a candidate for ministry in The United Church of Canada in the Spring of 1999. She attended Queens Theological College and graduated in 2002 having completed studies for a Masters of Divinity and an eight month internship in Windsor Nova Scotia.

She was ordained in May of the same year.

Since her ordination she has served 4 Pastoral Charges from the Ottawa Valley to Calgary and back to Prince Edward County.

In July of 2012 she returned to her hometown to become the minister to the Bancroft-Carlow Pastoral Charge.

“It has been the greatest honour and privilege to share in the ministry of these churches.”

As year six begins Rev. Lynn is excited about the work to which God is calling. Inclusion, forgiveness, and diversity are the hallmarks of a great church…and “I have four of the best!”  says Rev. Lynn.

Join us in our worship and our work…for you can’t have one without the other.


Heather Johns – Choir Director 

When Heather Johns was about 10 years old, she played piano at a church service for the first time.  There would have been no way to predict that years later, she would now be directing the choir and providing music leadership for the Bancroft Carlow Pastoral Charge.  Heather’s approach is that not only is music a form of worship, but it should add fun wherever possible.  This approach makes for lively and laughter filled choir practices, and a mix of different (and fun) vocal and instrumental music at church.

When Heather is not involved at Church, she runs a financial planning and mortgage business in Bancroft, Ontario.  She also enjoys swimming and reading and is the neighborhood dog sitter for a growing list of friends.




Judy Edgar – Church Administrator

I have worked at some aspect of administration my entire life.  Starting out as a secretary and working my way up to Administration Officer in the Government of the NWT.  Eventually I owned my own business where the skills I had built really helped.  In 2014 I sold my business and was planning on retirement but really couldn’t settle into that.

I had often thought about working in the office of our church.  I loved the idea about offering service to our congregations.  In January I received that opportunity and am very happy to be a part of the operation of our pastoral charge.  This truly feels like a calling and has been one of the most uplifting positions I have had in my career.