Paul has been in ministry at Riverside since July 2003. He spent 17 years in ministry in Saskatchewan and is originally from Nova Scotia. Paul’s spouse is Elizabeth Bryce and they have 3 teenage children. He loves having discussions about faith and how it nourishes and connects with our lives.
In his spare time, he is involved with a School Council and enjoys curling at Carleton Heights Curling Club. He also is a keen fan of the Ottawa Senators, Ottawa 67’s, Toronto Blue Jays and the Saskatchewan Rough Riders.
Born at the General hospital, Louise grew up in Aylmer QC, daughter of a French Canadian father and a British mother, and with seven siblings. Semi-retired from her career as a civil servant, she continues her community work both within the United Church and around town. Lou is very active in volunteer activities, some of which include; the United Church Living Right Relations (M&O Team member), Project of Heart, the Montreal & Ottawa Conference Living Into Right Relations (Secretary), and the Kairos Building Bridges Conference. City for All Women Initiative (CAWI).
Louise has one grown son, Vincent Madaire Cullen, who is married and has moved back to Ottawa from Idaho, with his wife and youngest daughter. She is a “fake Gradma” to her nephew’s family who live in Bell’s Corners.
Lou transferred her membership from Northwestern United Church (Kitchissippi) in 2013.
Organist, Music Director
Montreal-born, Wayne is a seasoned musician with some 45 years of experience teaching piano, theory, and composition. During that time, he has included 22 years as music director in several churches. A composer of over 100 works, his love of choral music is reflected in his compositional output. Wayne is also collaborative pianist with Ottawa violinist, Anna Baksheeva.
Cat La Force
Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator
Cat is excited to be the Riverside United Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator. Cat is the mother of Dalphina and Leo, you can catch them on Sundays dancing at the front of the Sanctuary by the piano.
Cat is an active member of our congregation as well as a Sparks leader, TOPS member and sits on our Christian Development Committee – All at the church! She enjoys an active family life, volunteering, being outdoors, creative expression, dancing, upcycling, learning new things and coffee time with friends to name a few.