Bailey (pronouns: they/them) is a candidate for Ordained Ministry in the United Church of Canada and is serving in half-time ministry at BUC for their Supervised Ministry Education Placement before Ordination. Bailey is passionate about social justice, spiritual practices, community care, and the stewardship of creation. Bailey received their BSc from McGill University and their MDiv from the United Theological College. They have also spent time studying visual arts, and working in childcare, summer camping, and children's ministry.
At BUC, Bailey offers leadership and support to outreach and community ministries as well as worship leadership and pastoral care.
Adejoke Chinedu Olaniyan
BUC Women's Collective Coordinator
Adejoke (pronouns: she/her) is the coordinator of the BUC Women's Collective and is a passionate advocate for the needs of women and children. She is a passionate believer of Christ and the word, and her faith drives her to serve her community. She is a kind, jovial and fun presence to be around and I is glad to be on the team at Beaconsfield!
Jamie (pronouns: he/him) is responsible for the general maintenance, cleaning, repair work and landscaping required to maintain the Church property.
Chad (pronouns: he/him) heads up BUC's excellent music program and treats us to a variety of beautiful hymns and songs every Sunday.
He has performed with many of Montreal’s finest musicians including Grammy award winner Jennifer Gasoi, Juno award winners Lorraine Klaasen and the legendary Ranee Lee, Félix award winner Natalie Choquette, and flautist Carolyn Christie of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He can also be heard on Sophie Day’s Clémence, nominated for the 2021 Juno award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year and Mike Rud’s Notes On Montreal featuring vocalist Sienna Dahlen, winner of the 2014 Juno award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.
As an accomplished arranger, he has done well over a hundred arrangements for Musicnotes.com, the world’s largest e-commerce sheet music retailer and publisher. His work as an educator has earned him a teaching award from McGill’s Schulich School of Music. Chad has studied with Angie Tysseland, Tania Miller, Gordon Foote, Jan Jarczyk, Tilden Webb, Wray Downes, André White, and Tom Plaunt.
Adedeji Sunday Akintayo
BUC Nigerian Refugee Program Coordinator
Adedeji (pronouns: he/him) is a board member and a community worker responsible for cultural integration of Nigerian refugees at Beaconsfield United Church, and Canadian society in general. He is driven by his faith and his love for his community!
He is also a student, pursuing his Master of Divinity at the United Theological College and seeking Candidacy for ordination in the United Church of Canada.
Lekan Kayode Ajifowobaje
Solid Rock Men's and Interfaith Ministry Coordinator
Lekan (pronouns: he/him) is a member of BUC's Board and a proud member of the Nigerian community at Beaconsfield. Lekan is passionate about providing men in the community with tools they need to live healthy and fulfilled lives and to participate actively in their community. He also has a strong interest in promoting interfaith understanding and cooperation. Lekan has gifts for teaching preaching, and creating community connections