Doreen Bird-Daley – Clergy
Rev. Doreen E. Bird-Daley was ordained in 1998. She was an intended candidate from Trinity/Clifton United Church and is now serving that same Pastoral Charge as retired supply for an undetermined length of time. Doreen received her Bachelor of Arts – majoring in history and minoring in religious studies from The University of Prince Edward Island and her Master of Divinity from The Atlantic School of Theology in 1998. Over the years she has completed five clinical education units (chaplaincy training). She has served pastoral charges in Eastern Guysborough, NS, St. Andrew’s By-the Sea in St. Andrew’s, NB., Glen View United Church (now called Harmony United) in Saint John, NB, and New Richmond/New Carlisle United Churches in Gaspé, Quebec. She has also done retired supply at Kings United Church (Bay Fortune/Dundas), PEI and Hillcrest United Church, Montague/Sturgeon, PEI. Doreen was employed as the Treasurer/Office Administrator at Trinity/Clifton for eight years before going into studies to become ordained clergy. Doreen and her husband, Mike, live in Mount Herbert, PEI. They have two grown daughters and two granddaughters.
Donald Fraser – Organist and Choir Director
Donald Fraser studied at Mount Allison University with Dr. Willis Noble and received the M.Mus. degree in organ performance and literature from the University of Toronto where he studied with Douglas Bodle. He has performed recitals in Toronto and the Maritimes, and is a past winner of the CFMT Young Artist of the Year competition. In 1991 he was appointed Director of Music at The Confederation Centre of the Arts where he conducts the Confederation Singers and the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus in a series of concerts for the Island audience. He began playing at Trinity United in 1979 as summer relief organist and in 1992 became organist and choir director. Don also has had a 30 year career as a music director at the Charlottetown Festival and conducted tours of Anne Green Gables in Canada, the USA, and Japan. Also a freelance orchestrator, his orchestrations have been featured in concerts with Tommy Makem, Evans and Doherty, Vishten, Bette MacDonald, Matt Mays, and the Barra MacNeils with Symphony Nova Scotia and the Winnipeg Symphony.
Ellen Locke Doiron – Office Administrator
Ellen Locke Doiron has been attending Trinity since 2001 and became a member of the church in 2006. To Ellen, Trinity is more than a church, it is a community, and it is a family. Ellen was born and raised in O’Leary, PE and received her secondary education in Toronto. She graduated with a diploma in Business Operations in 1991. Ellen was a stay-at-home mom from 2001 – 2009 when she came to work at Trinity for “3 weeks to 3 months” and has never left. Although her job title is Office Administrator, some days it could include pastoral care, accounting technican, kitchen help, advocate, ticket sales, etc. She was raised to believe and tries to live by cooperative principles and values. She is the past vice-president of Metro Credit Union and retired after serving 15 years on the Board of Directors. Ellen is currently the chair of the CUDIC- PEI board of directors and is a member of the Equity in Governance Board .She shops at Co-ops, banks at Credit Unions, and will enlist the services of a Co-op Funeral Home when the time comes.
Ellen lives in Springvale with her husband Randy and three sons, Luke, Charley and Colin. The family can often be seen at hockey rinks, and other sports fields and centres.
Lorraine Worth – Custodian
Lorraine has been working at Trinity United Church since 1978. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, she came to PEI in 1971, fell in love with the island and stayed ever since. She lives with her husband Bill. She has three children and three grandchildren. Her hobbies are reading, putting puzzles together, gardening and watching movies (usually action or family movies).
Andy Gagnon – Custodian
Born in 1966 in Ottawa to a military family so I moved a lot. I call Saskatoon, Saskatchewan my home town as it is the place I spent that is the most memorable time in my childhood. I have spent most my adult life moving and working in military, construction and IT. While this is a new career path for me I am very excited to work in an incredible church and with amazing people.