Rev. Maya Landell

Lead Minister

Maya Landell found her faith and her faith and passion for working with people of all ages and stages at Pearce-Williams United Church Christian Centre in Elgin County, Ontario. She has put this ministry into action working in camping, youth and young adult ministry, facilitating workshops and planning conferences across Canada that allow people to grow in faith She has also served as part of the leadership team at the United Church Education Centre - Naramata Centre, in British Columbia. Maya is a double Honours BA graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in Psychology and English. She graduated with her Master’s of Divinity at Emmanuel College, Toronto and was ordained in 2007 to Innerkip-Eastwood Pastoral Charge, London Conference where she served for 9 years.
Maya brings a care for people, a passion for worship and experiences that transform – and a clear priority that laughter and holy hospitality be known. She loves learning in all forms, and brings that commitment to her work and to life – avid reading, building relationships that matter, and being open to the possibilities of the Holy Spirit and a variety of ways that we can live out our call as Followers of Jesus. Maya is married to Rev. Adam Hanley, and they are parents to four year old Norah Grace Hanley. They and their beagle-basset puppy Sophie make their home nearby in Etobicoke. 
She feels privileged to start her ministry at IUC, building on the strong foundations and traditions of music and word that have fed our souls.
If you would like to contact Maya, her phone number is 416-239-1131 Ext. 23, or send e-mail to:

Alana Martin

Interim Minister to the GO Project

Alana has been working with The GO Project for 7 summers now, as a site staff, youth coordinator, children coordinator, and pilgrimage coordinator. She comes into the Interim Minister role until June 2017 transitioning from 10 years of leadership from Michael Shewburg. Alana did her undergrad at Dalhousie University in Spanish and International Development, and is currently a student at the Centre for Christian studies, a training program in Diaconal Ministry with the United Church. Alana lives in Toronto and is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia where her family still lives. Alana loves yoga, reading, dancing, baseball, hockey, and spending time with friends and family. If you would like to contact alana she can be reached at 416-239-1131 Ext. 31 or send an e-mail to:

Rev. Karen Eade

Minister to Children, Youth and Young Adults

Karen studied at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania before coming to Toronto to complete her studies for ministry.  Karen interned in Alexandria, Ontario and was ordained in 2013.  She served in North Perth before coming to Islington.  Karen's ministry at Islington focuses on children, youth, families, and young adults.  In her spare time, Karen enjoys yoga, movies, books, and travelling to visit friends.

Please c
ontact Karen if you have any questions about any of our children's programs, including Discovery Quest, Islington United Church's Sunday School, Rise Junior Youth Group and The Go Project for Children. You may also contact Karen if you wish to arrange for a tour of the Sunday School facilities, review the Sunday School Curriculum or meet our Sunday School teachers.

Karen will also be about to help you learn more about the many Youth activities within out Church including Seekers Youth Group, our Living With Christ Program, The Go Project for Youth, our Youth Confirmation Program and our God and Guinness group for young adults.

If you would like to contact Karen, she can be reached at 416-239-1131 Ext. 25 or send an e-mail to

Church Staff Directory

Church Staff Directory

Islington United Church is fortunate to have the talents and leadership of a team of ministers and staff. They oversee the large number of ministries, programs and facilities to support our large and growing congregation.

Church Office Office hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday to Friday); Note: During the Summer the office closes at 1:30 pm on Fridays 416-239-1131 ext. 21
Maya Landell Lead Minister Ext. 23
Karen Eade Minister to Children, Youth and Young Adults  Ext. 25
Jason Locke Minister of Music Ext. 26
Alana Martin Interim Minister to The Go Project Ext. 31
Grace Jinkinson Administration and Operations Manager Ext. 22
Leslee Armstrong Office Administrator Ext. 30
Worku Gebrekidan Facilities Ext. 27
Paul Mates Facilities Lead Ext. 27