Rev. Dr. Ferenc (Frank) Szatmari
Rev. Frank Szatmari is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He started his ministry in 1988. Since then, he has worked as a youth counsellor, mission coordinator, high school teacher, and marriage and family counsellor. Ferenc is specialized in pastoral counselling as well in psychotherapy.
He studied at Theological University of Cluj in Romania (1982-1988), University of Bern in Switzerland (1992-1993), Karolyi Gaspar Reformed University in Budapest in Hungary (1997-1999), Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, (2002-2003), University of Guelph (2004) and Toronto School of Theology (2003-2013).
Ferenc has a recognized Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Psychology in Biblical Model. In 2018, he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Knox College, University of Toronto.
After serving the Calvin Presbyterian Church in Delhi, Ontario, Ferenc was called to Calvin Presbyterian Church in Kitchener, starting his new mission on September 1, 2013.
Michel Allard, Music Leader
Michel Allard received his music training at the University of Toronto where he obtained Mus. Bac., M. Mus. and Bac. of Ed. degrees. He held numerous posts as organist and choir director while pursuing a music teaching career. He retired from teaching for the Peel Board in 2005 and has since been occupied in various music activities including presenting solo piano and chamber concerts, accompanying, composing, leading groups and church musician. He currently volunteers at the Westmount LTC facility in Kitchener, leads the Happy Harmonica Band at the Rockway Centre, provides music programming at the Trinity Village Adult Day Programme, presents "The Versatile Piano" series of piano concerts at the Rockway Centre and performs in the Dixie Doodle Band.
Michael Turman, Program Coordinator
Michael is the Program Coordinator at Calvin. Pursuit of education brought Michael to the University of Waterloo, where he completed bachelor’s studies in German and English, then a Master of Theological Studies in the ministry stream. He has served in youth, family and pastoral ministry roles at several churches in Kitchener-Waterloo, in addition to volunteer roles in worship leadership, retreat coordination and chaplaincy. He brings with him a lifelong love of singing, reading the Bible, and worshipping with the gathered Christian community.
His work at Calvin includes coordinating a variety of programs, including Sunday School, the PYROS Youth Group, family outreach events and Vacation Bible School. He gives thanks for the call to partner with Calvin Presbyterian Church in fishing for people and in teaching the young and young-at-heart about what it means to follow Jesus Christ.
Margaret Woods, Office Administrator
Margaret has a social service background with secretarial experience from working in local schools and businesses. She came to Calvin Church in 2008. She and her family have lived in Kitchener for many years. She is a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo..Margaret loves to travel, read, and do crafts. She leads the Calvin Stampers group that creates handmade cards for the Pastoral Care Committee.
Margaret provides administrative support to all the ministries of Calvin Church. If you need information about any of Calvin’s programs or would like to place an announcement in the bulletin, please contact Margaret.Her normal office hours are: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Summer hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)