Rev Penny Nelson

We are pleased to welcome Rev Penny Nelson as our new minister at Knox.

Rev Penny, a graduate of AST, has served as minister at Sharon United in Tatamagouche for 8 years. 

Rev. Penny sits on Region 15’s Children, Youth, and Young Adults committee and is a founding Member of the United Church Atlantic Regions Anti-Racism Network.

Her passion for outreach lead to the monthly “Village Meal” program in Tatamagouche.


John Lindsay-Botten

A Music grad of Mt. A (’93), John Lindsay-Botten has been active in church music since he was 11, and since 2004 in Greater Halifax, John’s been involved with St. Andrew’s and Bedford United Churches, Calvin Presbyterian Church and the Cathedral Church of All Saints, to name a few.  

He is also a private music instructor, professional vocalist, actor, composer and arranger, as well as husband to Vanessa and father to Mariella and Barrett.  Lastly, he founded and continues to direct the East Coast Carolling Co., bringing holiday harmonies to Halifax and beyond.

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