Our Leaders

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Roy Harvey

Chair of Council
                                   Chair of Outreach & Social Action

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Roy began his term as Chair of Bloordale’s Church Council at Bloordale’s  Annual General Meeting on March 8th, 2015. He also continues in his earlier role as Chair of our Outreach and Social Action Committee.

After moving to this area in 2007 he and his wife Mary visited Bloordale occasionally for a time and then decided to join the congregation in 2008.  He joined Bloordale’s  choir in 2011 and “found the experience very positive and continue to do so, thanks particularly to the leadership of Sharron and Mervin”. Roy joined our  Outreach and Social Action Committee in 2012 and assumed the chairmanship the next year.  He feels the committee is “most enjoyable as it is supported by a very fine group of people and wisely guided by Reverend Brian”.

Roy began his teaching career in 1962 at Humberside Collegiate.  After ten years he moved to Oakwood Collegiate as Vice Principal, then to Central High School of Commerce as Principal.  His final eight years were as Principal at Lawrence Park Collegiate.    During his career, Roy served on several executives and was a founding member of the Principals’ Centre for Metropolitan Toronto.

After retirement Roy was active in three choirs and also in the Retired Teachers of Ontario, where he has served on the executive for the original city of Toronto district for ten years.  He is currently Past President.

Roy and Mary have resided in Etobicoke for 48 years, and have three children and five grand children.


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Julia Stavreff

Chair of Communications

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Julia is the Chair of our Communications Committee, and Past Chair of Bloordale United Church  Council .  As Communications Chair she oversees our communications through various media with our members and the wider community around us.  She is also an active participant in our  Social and Fundraising Committee, our   Finance Committee, and in our  Children’s Craft Night program. She is also  involved in our  “Property Options” team , our “Connecting with the Community”  team , and our “Inter-church Liaison”  team,  which are looking at various aspects of the future directions for  Bloordale United Church.  Her most  important  unofficial activity here at Bloordale    is to help make newcomers, as well as our long term church members, feel welcome and appreciated. In addition   to her  many volunteer activities at Bloordale,  Julia also  has a full time job as a Chartered  Accountant, and is the owner-manager of a   busy six-person accounting firm.