Rev. Shelagh MacKinnon is First Metropolitan's Lead Minister.
Shelagh came to First Met in September 2018 as supply Minister of Spiritual Care after 20 years as Minister of Bowen Island United Church (the Little Red Church) and 15 years as Spiritual Director of the Orchard Recovery Centre on Bowen Island. She became Lead Minister at First Met in January 2019. She holds a Masters of Divinity (M.Div) degree from Queen's University in Kingston, ON and a B.A. from Trent University in Peterborough, ON.
During Lent, the period preceding Easter and leading up to Good Friday, First Met presented a series of Tenebrae Laments to accompany the extinguishing of candles during Sunday services. See 'Tenebrae' at left for more information and to view/download the laments.