Rev. Dr. Leslie McCurdy,  Interim Pastor

Leslie McCurdy is a seventh-generation Nova Scotian, and a native of Halifax, where he attended Dalhousie University. Through the ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship there, he came to a vital personal faith in Jesus Christ. Midway through a math and computer science degree, he was called to Christian ministry, and then gained a Master of Divinity in Vancouver.

Leslie has served churches in BC’s Similkameen Valley; Lethbridge, Alberta; rural Saskatchewan; Miramichi, New Brunswick; and then for twenty years at Bayers Road Baptist in Halifax. Most recently, he has been ministering as a full-time interim pastor in Halifax and Dartmouth.

In mid-career, Leslie earned a Ph.D. in Christian theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His thesis, Attributes and Atonement: The Holy Love of God in the Theology of P. T. Forsyth, was published by Paternoster. He has taught at Emanuel Bible Institute (now Emanuel University) in Oradea, Romania, and more briefly in Novi Sad, Serbia, and Pontianuk, Indonesia. For the past twenty years, he has been a sessional lecturer at ADC. His latest academic interest is the biblical painting of Canadian artist William Kurelek.

Leslie is married to Kathrina, a British Columbian now retired from Capital Health. They are parents of three adult children and budding grandparents.

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Steffan George-Wegner, Music Director

Steffan studied and sharpened his gift and skills on piano in his native province of British Columbia.  He is an accomplished and sought after solo pianist, accompanist, piano teacher, choir director and conductor of worship.   Steffan is gifted with a passion for music which he blends into artistic and technical brilliance.  One of the many highlights within our weekly worship services is the special selection Steffan prepares and delivers during the time of our offering which is a much anticipated piece by the congregation for the way it engages the listener in prayerful reflection and meditation in our worship.

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Jan grew up in Truro, NS where she came to know the Lord while attending Camp Pagweak.  After graduating from high school, Jan moved to Halifax to attend N.S.I.T. where she met her husband Dan.  Jan has worked in the field of Dentistry for over 20 years primarily as an accredited Dental Assistant.  Active in the Girl Guiding movement for 25 years, Jan went beyond her years as a member to serve as a Leader, District Commissioner and on the Provincial Executive Council.

Jan and Dan joined South End in 1981 and have raised two children (Evan and Sarah) while remaining active in many aspects of the church family.  Jan completed the Lay Pastors training program with the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches and holds an Association Church License with our Halifax Region United Baptist Assoc.  Beyond her work as administrator, Jan sings in the choir and chairs two other committees.    In their spare time, Jan and Dan enjoy taking road trips (to visit their children and grandchildren), camping trips (especially to Kedji), and their Black Lab (Gus).