Julia came to Okotoks United as a student in 2007. In 2012, after ordination, Julia became the minister. She worked as a staff associate for 17 years in a large inner-city church before coming to Okotoks/De Winton. Julia has a passion for Spiritual Formation and Contemplation. Her favourite work in the church was one-on-one mentoring with women. She has offered many workshops and retreats to various faith communities. She is an engaging and challenging preacher and teacher. Julia loves working with clay, reading, walking, travelling, board games and cats - and has recently taken up watercolor painting.
Lorna came to Okotoks United Church in August 2022. Lorna has worked in a variety of roles and sectors from publishing, oil and gas, tourism and most recently as Program Coordinator at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, BC - where she and her family lived for 17 years. She and her husband returned to Alberta in May 2021 where they are proud to call Okotoks home – a town where her father was born and raised. Lorna enjoys the outdoors, travel, cuisine and spending time in her studio.