Fonthill United Church

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Contact Us



Location Address

42 Church Hill

Fonthill, Ontario


Mailing Address

Fonthill United Church

P.O. Box 926
Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E0













Rev. Dr. Garry van Bruchem -


Garry was called to Fonthill United Church in January of 2006. Garry came from the former Welland Avenue United Church, a congregation that he had served from 1998-2006.


Garry has spent all of his adult life in Christian ministry.  He was educated at the University of Toronto (B.A.) and earned the Master of Sacred Theology degree and the Diploma in Ministry at McGill University.  He took further studies at St. Paul University/University of Ottawa obtaining a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies and at Queen’s Theological College in Kingston where he earned the Doctor of Ministry degree.  Since then he has taken advantage of many continuing education events as part of his ongoing education for ministry.  Garry’s emphasis in his preaching and teaching ministry has been on Biblical and theological literacy and he is committed to good inter-faith relations. 


Garry lives in Fonthill with his wife Sigita.  They enjoy the great outdoors: camping, hiking, bicycling and kayaking.  

William Outred -


William joined our staff as music director in 2011.  He brings with him 28 years of experience working in many area churches in various denominations.  His love of music began at four years of age, when he sat down at the organ and began to play.


When he’s not at the console, you may find William in our neighbourhood tuning a piano or painting a living room.  Fonthill United has a true love of music and should you stop in for worship, you will hear the rafters shake with the heartfelt singing of a well-trained choir and a congregation that loves to sing. 

Organist and Choir Director

Minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care

 Patrice Walker -


Patrice has been the secretary/bookkeeper at Fonthill United since 2003. Prior to coming to our church she had many years in the bookkeeping field, including 16 years in the automotive industry in St. Catharines and Burlington, and is delighted to be part of the friendly Fonthill United Church family. She has one son, currently working towards a PhD in Economics.


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