Rev. D. Bruce Comrie, Minister

Rev. Comrie works with the Kamloops United Church congregation to carry out Christ’s ministry in downtown Kamloops and the wider community. Bruce has served in ministry at KUC for the past sixteen years and will transitioning into retirement in June 2019.

Rev. D. Bruce Comrie’s office hours are: Sunday through Thursday, with Friday and Saturday as days off.  To talk with Bruce, please contact him through the church office and/or leave him a confidential voice mail message at (250) 372-3020 ext. 202 or by email:

Bruce will be retiring soon.  Saturday June 8 the Kamloops United Church family will gather for a celebration dinner to wish him well as he embarks on his new adventures.

Florence Ballard, Administrative ManagerFlorence Ballard
Florence has wonderful family in Kamloops and is very excited to be back in BC where she grew up.
Florence’s work history includes administrating world-renowned concert halls such as Massey Hall and Glenn Gould Studio. Her work life has been diverse and includes being an actor, comedian, disabilities support worker, arts administrator, health and safety leader and media librarian.
Florence is very excited to be at Kamloops United Church. The work that is being done here is as diverse and exciting as Florence’s background!
Florence can be reached at or (250) 372-3020.

Alan Hodgson

Alan Hodgson, Office Staff:  Clerical
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday and alternate Mondays

The Office is open Monday – Friday 8:30 to 3pm (except Statutory holidays)
Alternate Mondays and each Tuesday and Thursday Alan staffs the KUC office.
KUC Office: 250-372-3020

Judy Petzke

Judy Petzke, Office Staff:  Bookkeeper
Hours: Wednesday and Friday and alternate Mondays

The Office is open Monday – Friday 8:30 to 3pm (except Statutory holidays)
Alternate Mondays and each Wednesday and Friday Judy staffs the KUC office.
KUC Office: 250-372-3020

Janna De Witte – Office Support Staff

Janna has a diverse range of work and volunteer experiences that she hopes will be a great fit for the office support position at the Kamloops United Church.  She has been a resident of Kamloops for over 25 years, is married and has raised 3 boys here.  She has been actively involved in her children’s lives through being a member of Parent Advisory Councils, as a member of Scouts and now supports them as they take on the challenges of downhill mountain bike racing and snowboarding.

Janna is very happy to be on the Kamloops United Church office team. 

Chris Dolson – Marriage Minister

Kamloops United Church has had lay persons as our  “Marriage Minister” for decades.  (Chris is our fourth such lay person.)

A long time member of KUC, Chris accepted this lay ministry position in March, 2010.

Contact Kamloops United’s office at 250-372-3020 to have Chris be in touch with you.

Cindy Darwin, KUC Music Co-ordinator

The themes of music performance and education have woven their way through Cindy’s life in BC, Alberta, and Quebec. Cindy’s earliest, music-related memories include singing four-part harmony with her family at home and at church; writing, directing, and performing original music and dialogue as a primary-school student; and teaching piano and choir beginning at the age of twelve. Later, as an adult, Cindy had the opportunity to expand and diversify her musical experience and skills, through her university studies and professional projects.

Over the past 25+ years, as a certified B.C. teacher, Cindy has led choirs of all ages, and helped plan and facilitate music for United, Anglican, and evangelical worship services. She has also taught private music lessons, designed elementary and high school music courses, and provided piano-vocal ambiance at piano bars, restaurants, private functions, and community events.

After acquiring her Master of Education (Counselling) in 2017, Cindy left teaching in order to focus on her private counselling practice, which she shares with David, her life partner of twenty-seven years. She attends Kamloops United Church with David and their three young-adult sons. Cindy feels honoured to serve KUC as its part-time music director (on Thursdays and Sunday mornings). She sincerely hopes that her twin passions for meaningful music and relationships, as demonstrated in her work at KUC, will contribute to an ever-deepening experience and expression of love for God and neighbour that reaches beyond our church doors.

Bill L. Paul – Handy Person/Custodian

Bill is the oldest of 4 children, with one sister and two younger brothers. He grew up in Kamloops and attended school here. He has lived in many locations throughout his life from the Kootenays to the Okanagan to Seattle, but has always come back to Kamloops.

Bill has a beautiful family and has just celebrated 25 years together with his wife. They have a wonderful daughter who is an aspiring artist studying at the Beattie School for the Arts!

In Bill’s work career he has had many jobs and has acquired many skills. He was a machine operator with CP Rail for 16 years where he traveled extensively, from Vancouver to Swift Current Sask.and all over Alberta. Bill has worked doing general carpentry and has training in indoor painting (being put to good use here at KUC).

Bill is very happy to be employed by Kamloops United Church. He said “Since I started here everyone I have met has made me feel welcome and have been very friendly. Thank you again for this opportunity.”


Brad Ellison
– Casual Custodian
Brad Ellison joins Kamloops United as a Casual custodian.
Brad also works at the Y and is very glad to be at KUC.


Dawn Brodie

Dawn has spent her working career in the Kamloops area as an Animal Health Technologist working with exotics, cattle and horses. She is currently involved with the Upper Nicola Band Reintroduction Program for Burrowing Owls and competes in dog agility with her buddy “Derby”. Dawn has an identical twin living in Merritt.

“KUC and the staff have been so welcoming and I have enjoyed making new relationships through my custodial work and as a Thrift Shop volunteer”.

This image was taken at the release of Burrowing Owls April 27, 2018 at the Upper Nicola Band
Image: D.Strong