St. Andrew's United Church

As a welcoming and inclusive Affirming Ministry we believe in service, compassion and respect for all regardless of ability, economic circumstance, culture, race, gender, sexuality or faith.

Meet our Staff

Tim, Meghan, Shani, Rev. Jen
Jen Dresser


Shani Apland

Music Director

Tim Linsley

Business Manager

Meghan Tilley

Office Manager

Meet Our Minister  ~Jen Dresser~

Our minister, Jen Dresser, has served with St. Andrew’s for over ten years.  She is originally from Alberta and grew up on a farm near Drumheller. She met her spouse, Roland Legge, at a meeting of the Alberta and Northwest Conference.

As a Diaconal minister, Jen’s training focuses on education, social justice, and pastoral care and she brings these skills and passions to everything she does in ministry. A particular area of interest is in Christian education for all ages with a focus on how God calls us to live in the world – connecting faith, scripture, and action in our learning. The work of ministry is always challenging and Jen is constantly learning new things about herself, the community of faith, the world, and our collective faith as people of God.

Outside of ministry, Jen practices yoga, enjoys cooking, reading novels, playing phone games, singing with the community choir and hanging out with Roland. She has recently taken up lane swimming.

Jen has a diploma in Social Work from Red Deer College and a diploma from Olds College in Farm and Ranch Management (in another life, she contemplated continuing the family farm). She’s spent several years working with people with disabilities. Jen graduated from the Centre for Christian Studies in 2009 and completed her Bachelor of Theology from the University of Winnipeg in 2013. 

Previously, Jen Dresser served congregations in Manitoba and Ontario.

Meet our Music Director  ~Shani Apland~

Shani has been a paid staff member at St. Andrew’s United Church for over 50 years, with volunteer involvement prior.

More to come!

Meet our Business and Finance Manager   ~Tim Linsley~

Tim manages the finances of the church, is our tech guru, sings in the choir and a quartet, and so very much more.

More to come!

Meet our Office Manager   ~Meghan Tilley~

Meghan joined the staff at St. Andrew’s in August 2022.  Meghan does administrative prep for Worship Services, as well as designing the church’s website and managing the church’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Meghan is a writer and a mother of one.