Pastor | Joel Sherbino 


Joel came to Paris Presbyterian Church with his family in June 2006. Before arriving in Paris, Joel along with his family were living in Malawi, Africa, where for three years Joel was serving  as the Associate Pastor at St. Columba (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian).  Joel and his family just spent another year in Malawi, stepping back into ministry with the Presbyterian Church of Canada.   He is married to Rebecca and they are the proud parents of Isaac, Masika and Canaan. Aside from family and church Joel enjoys playing hockey, barbequing, eating nachos and cheering for the New York Islanders.  

Email: Joel

Organist & Choir Director | Shirley Hutty

Shirley_H2.jpgFrom her earliest recollection, music has been a part of the core fabric of Shirley’s life – starting initially with music in Church settings, then formal training in classical music along with performing secular/easy listening music in various settings. In July 2008, Shirley was excited to join the music ministry at PPC as Organist and Choir Director. Her lifelong career as a Registered Nurse has been most fulfilling – complete with variety and adventure! Shirley’s past time activities include – cherishing visits with friends, exploring small towns with novelty shops (collecting crystal)/unique restaurants, travelling, and enjoying reading, not to mention that she plays an instrument that is bigger than all the other instruments combined.

Email: Shirley

Music Coordinator | Chuck Milke

Chuck.jpgChuck’s passion for music has taken him from serving for ten years as Director of Music Studies at Vanguard College in Edmonton and since, as Music Minister/Pastor in churches in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Chuck’s desire to stretch and grow people for more effective music ministry has been his signature trait. His ability to arrange music for various music genre’s and experience level allows him to be relevant to today’s younger people while still respecting tradition and heritage for those who are older. When relaxing at the piano, his preferred style is jazz. He and his wife, Linda, have been married for 46 years.

Email: Chuck

Youth Pastor | Jonathan Silverthorn


Jonathan joined the team at PPC in 2016, bringing an academic background in theology and psychology, and a passion for seeing people of all ages grow in the Lord.  He enjoys spending time with family, playing strategy games, and watching movies.  Jonathan lives in Burford with his wife, Brittany, and together they make a great team.

Email: Jonathan


Kid's Ministry Coordinator | Stephanie Nolson

Stephanie brings her experience as a teacher and an author to the children’s programming at PPC. It doesn't matter if she is writing curriculum, running games, or teaching lessons, Stephanie has a passion for children, and we are glad we have her. When Stephanie is not with other people’s kids she is with her own children at a soccer field, gym, baseball diamond or an arena. She is one busy cookie. And speaking of cookies, she makes a mean oatmeal raisin. If you are looking for a church with an awesome kids program or tasty cookies, them come check this one out. You won't be disappointed.

Email: Stephanie

Administrator | Julie Henwood

Julie_-_0072_1.jpegJulie and her family have been a part of Paris Presbyterian Church since 2009 after moving here from Cambridge.  Before taking on this role, Julie "early retired" from her 15 year financial services career to start a business and be available for her young families needs.  She is grateful to have the flexibilty to serve the church in this capasity as well.  She has been married to Mike for 14 years and they have two boys, Nathan and Aidan.  With Nathan being a competitive swimmer in daily practice, when she's not driving back and forth to the pool in Brantford, she's busy keeping up with her 3 dogs!

Email: Julie


Caretaker | Elaine Brown

Elaine was born at the Willet Hospital and has lived in Paris her whole life. Over the past few years she has seen many changes in Paris. She met Dave and got married at the church on May 16th, 1981 and started working at the church in 1989 as a custodian. She has two grown children, a daughter (Sarah) who lives in Brantford and a son (Dave) who is married and lives in Norwich. Elaine is involved with the Fidelis Guild, which is made up of a bunch of Ladies that cater at different events. Some of her hobbies are making bed mats out of milk bags, (she has made 30 of them already) and walking her dog Dexter, who is part shepherd/part lab, so we are not sure who really walks who. She comes from a large family of 8 so there is never a dull moment in her life. As if this is not enough, she also started working for Mcdonalds part-time in 1995, so I guess you can say she is Mc loving both her jobs.