Worship takes place on Sunday mornings @ 10am, in-person or via livestream.
Reverend Molly Bell
Since the summer of 2002, Rev. Molly has had the pleasure of serving in Team Ministry with OUC. She has delighted in collaborating with her ministry partners to provide engaging, creative worship, relevant programming, and compassionate pastoral care. Molly has a particular heart for children & youth ministry and can always be counted on to have a drawer full of stickers, a random craft idea, or a pocket full of candy!
Molly came to ministry with an honours Science degree in psychology from Queen’s University, and a Master’s of Divinity from Queen’s Theological College. She spent her first few years of ministry with the Aylwin Pastoral Charge in Western Quebec.
When not writing sermons late Saturday night, she can be found spending time with her husband Stephen, bringing provisions to their daughter Emma who studies aerospace engineering, or caring for their rabbit Lola. Molly enjoys spending time with friends, decorating cakes, going to movies, working out at the gym, volunteering at school and travelling the world.
Her door is open and she would welcome the chance to spend time with you! Because YOU are the best part of OUC!
Reverend Mike Perreault
Rev. Mike Perreault joined Orleans United Church (OUC) in May of 2023…for the second time. Mike grew up at OUC and has spent the past 25 years making his way back home after ministries in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Southwestern Ontario, the Seaway Valley, and most recently in the Beacon Hill area of Ottawa. Mike studied Comparative Religious Studies at Carleton University and obtained his Master of Divinity at Queen’s Theological College. Mike has deep ties to Orleans and the wonderful people who live here and wishes to partner with his neighbours to help Orleans be a healthy, safe, and fun place to live.
Captain “Padre” Perreault is also the chaplain for the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa and the Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders out of Cornwall, and is a protestant chaplain at the National Military Cemetery of Canada.
Mike is insatiably curious and it shows. He enjoys making music, photography, traveling, walking (and more walking), meeting people from diverse backgrounds and ways of life, and finding innovative methods to connect with folks. He approaches ministry with a sense of “play”, exploration, celebration, and compassion.
He has two young-adult sons (Aidan and Isaac), and their household is ruled over by “Pixie”, their 12 y/o Jack Russel/Corgi mix.
Mike can’t wait to meet you!
Choir Director Scott Richardson
Originally from Dartmouth N.S., Scott is active in the Ottawa music scene as a pianist and choir conductor. He is the longtime director here at Orleans United Church , Atlantic Voices and Musica Viva Singers. He is the accompanist for the Ottawa Choral Society, as well as a pianist with the Ottawa Children’s Choir organization — he has accompanied their Chamber, Concert, and Viva Choirs. Scott has also accompanied Army Voices, the Carleton University Choir, and the Canadian Centennial Choir. Since 2016, Scott has performed regularly at the Gladstone Theatre, appearing in productions as a singer and multi-instrumentalist. He co-produced and performed in Phantom Crew (2023) as well as No-Show: Songs From Lost Gigs (2021), and was a co-creator of Bear & Company’s tributes to Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Gordon Lightfoot, as well as the music director/pianist for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well….
Office Administrator Kim Gratton
Kim Gratton has been OUC’s Office Administrator since September 2015. Before that she worked in the same role for Queenswood United Church (Orleans), Halifax Presbytery, and Waverley (Nova Scotia) Pastoral Charge. In addition to being the first point of contact for people contacting the church, Kim is responsible for producing the weekly service bulletin and PowerPoint, as well as the weekly newsletter; keeping the booking schedule; updating the church roll; and numerous other duties as required.
Outside of work, Kim is a member of two choirs, loves to bake and garden, and looks forward to biking to work in good weather!