Ministry Team


The Ministry Team at St. Andrew’s is passionate about serving God in an intentional way. We desire to bring about inspiring worship services that honour our Reformed heritage, the traditions of the Good News proclaimed and music which invites us deeper in our relationship with our Creator. From worship, Bible Study, mission and fellowship our desire is to live as a community that seeks to bring God’s word alive.

Rev. Neil Ellis

Rev. Neil Ellis


Rev. Neil Ellis was called to ministry at St. Andrew’s in 2014. Before entering into ministry Neil worked in the finance and hospitality industries. The common thread that Neil has found in his past and present work is that relationships are the key to any successful partnership. Neil believes in creating strong, sustaining and loving communities of faith. Neil’s ministry style is based on a team approach in partnership with the Session and all members of the congregation. Each of us has gifts that we are called to use in service of God’s kingdom and for the creation of caring relationships.

Neil has two sons: Logan and Ethan. Neil enjoys hiking, rugby, teaching his sons chess, time spent with family and friends.

Carolyn Hyma

Carolyn Hyma

Music Director

Carolyn has been the Music Director at St. Andrew’s since 2012. Carolyn holds a CRCCO Diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Organists and an ARCT Diploma in Piano Teaching from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Carolyn is the accompanist for the St. Mary Secondary School choirs and has been involved in local theatre.

Carolyn and her husband John have raised their three sons here in Cobourg. Carolyn loves spending time with family and travelling.

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