Meet the Staff
Rev. Mark Wolfe
Rev. Mark was born in Stratford and raised on the family farm near St. Marys. Before entering his studies for the ministry, he served an apprenticeship and is a licenced Tool and Die Maker. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario and his Master of Divinity degree from Knox College, University of Toronto. His first call after seminary was to First Presbyterian Church in Penetanguishene, where he happily ministered for over 10 years, before accepting a call to St. Andrew’s.
Rev. Mark is married and is the proud father of two children. He enjoys singing, music, reading, sports, Robbie Burns suppers, the Great Outdoors, and spending time with his family. He has a hearty sense of humour, and a deep love for God and for people.
Earl C. Clark
Organist & Choir Master
Earl Clark graduated from the University of Western Ontario. In 1960, he moved to Stratford St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. He taught music in 22 schools, until he was appointed Consultant of Music for Perth County, retiring in 1988. He has served on the part time faculty of both Wilfred Laurier and Windsor University. He has served as adjudicator at many music festivals both at the local and provincial levels. On Sunday, January 17, 2010, the congregation honoured Earl's 50 years of service as Organist/Choirmaster of St. Andrew's. The foundation of Earl's music ministry is mind, heart and soul are motivated by the partnership of music and word. One cannot exist without the other.
Heather Racher was born and raised in Petrolia, Ontario. She was married in 1975 to Don. Heather and Don have 4 children, Wayne, Brenda, Sarah and Duncan. They also have been blessed with 2 grandchildren, Brooke and Brett. They are members of St. Andrew's Church. Heather was treasurer from 1992 to 2017 and has been church administrator since 1998. Along with many other computer courses, she is a graduate of the Microcomputer Applications Program from Conestoga College, Kitchener.
Besides keeping busy with her family, Heather enjoys boating, travelling, crocheting, and working with computers.
John Edmonds worked for Bell Canada for 32 years and upon his retirement assumed the duties of part-time custodian at St. Andrew's. This is not a new venture for John as he has filled in for the custodian over many years as the need arose. He enjoys his work at the church and the people he meets there. John is married to Jean and has 3 children, Ryan, Sarah and Rachel and 2 step-children, Jen and Scott. He is also a grandfather to 3 and a step-grandfather to 4. In his spare time, John enjoys doing stained glass, which can be seen displayed on the back doors of the church (blue crosses). John is also an avid member of the choir, frequently soloing. His favourite hobby is spending time with Jean.