St. Stephen’s is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) linked to other congregations in the Ottawa area and across Canada. As part of the PCC we contribute to the mission work of the Presbyterian Church both in Canada and around the world.
We believe that we exist as a congregation to support our members and to offer Christian love and caring to the wider community. We offer an active Sunday School, a varied number of Interest Groups and many Outreach Activities.
We meet for worship every Sunday at 10am. Long time friends and visitors are all welcome!
Our church operates through the significant volunteer efforts of many people. We also have a small number of paid staff who provide worship leadership, administration support, music leadership, and custodian services.
Meg Patterson is the Minister of Word and Sacrament at St. Stephen’s Church. Meg was ordained by the Presbyterian church and has served at St. Stephen’s since November 2017. Meg is passionate about ministry that allows people to encounter God within their current life situation, whatever that might be. Meg loves the generous and welcoming spirit of the St. Stephen’s community.
Pegi Jenkins has been director of music at St. Stephen’s since July 2014. A professional church musician/musician in the Ottawa area for over 30 years, Pegi has a wealth of experience with many choirs, and has been teaching privately for 30+years from her home studio. Believing that many styles of music are beneficial to people’s worship, Pegi strives to provide an eclectic program ranging from Renaissance Motets to Christian contemporary music.
Ian Patterson is the Office Administrator helping out with the day to day running of the church. Ian is married to the minister, Meg, and together they have three children. When not in the office, Ian owns and operates his own business.
Armat Ahmed has provided custodial services at St. Stephen’s since 2018. He was born in Kurdistan Region of Iraq in 1991. He has a bachelor degree of science in banking and accounting, and he is married. In 2017, Armat arrived in Canada as a refugee, looking for a new life. In 2018 he found a new home and new family with St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, and he is happy here.