Westwood Staff
Children & Youth

Director of Religious Education, Ilara Stefaniuk-GaudetDirector of Religious Education, Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet

Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet has been our Director of Religious Education since the Fall of 2013. Ilara works closely with Reverend Anne and the Children’s and Youth Religious Education committee (CYRE) to coordinate religious programming for all ages.

Contact Ilara by email at dre@westwoodunitarian.ca.

Nursery Caregiver, Val Grundy

Val for Web

Nursery Caregiver, Adrian Kreuz

CYRE nursery staff


Office Administrator, Elaine Jeong

Elaine Jeong began as administrator in the winter of 2014. The administrator plays a key role in Westwood operations. She keeps everything organized from communications to bookings to finances and more! If you are connected with Westwood, our administrator has given you a helping hand at some point along the way, whether you knew it or not.

Contact our administrator for:

  • Facility rentals
  • Order of Services
  • Church directory
  • Meeting and event bookings
  • Written Sunday announcements
  • General questions and information
  • Changes to your automatic bank withdrawal contribution

Elaine regularly checks the emails and phone messages, and she is also available in the Church Office on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9-11 am. When Friday is a holiday, she is in on Thursday instead. See Westwood Events Calendar to confirm current information.

Voicemail: 780-434-5819
Email: info@westwoodunitarian.ca


Choir Director, Rebecca Patterson

Choir Director, Rebecca Patterson

Rebecca Patterson effortlessly combines professional knowledge with a cheerful and relaxed style that makes choir a truly enjoyable experience, for novice and experienced singers alike.

Rebecca earned an Associateship of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto in Singing Performance and Teaching. She also has an M.Ed. from the University of Alberta.

Rebecca teaches music in the Edmonton elementary school system. She has been a member of Pro Coro Canada and the Chickadivas. She now sings in the a cappella quintet, La Vocabella.

Contact Rebecca by email at choir@westwoodunitarian.ca.

Choir Accompanist, Sheila Killoran 

Choir Accompanist, Sheila Killoran

Pianist Sheila Killoran accompanies Harmonia, gracing rehearsals and performances with her talent and sensitivity.

Sheila was raised as a Unitarian in Saskatoon. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Capilano University, and a M.A. in Music Therapy from Concordia. She is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery.

Sheila works as an accredited music therapist in the palliative care program at the Grey Nuns Hospital. She also has a private practice in guided imagery through Transitions Music Therapy.