Rev. McCaig was born in Brantford, Ont. and has been an ordained minister since 2006.
She received her master’s degree in pastoral theology from St. Paul University in Ottawa, after being closely involved with the church for decades.
“Sunday morning needs to be a celebration” of one’s faith. As for defining one’s faith, she says that’s not as important as seeing the spirit of God alive in the community.
“When I see the spirit of God in the community, I know we can define faith,” she explains. “It’s how God speaks to them, and how they define faith. And it’s up to me to see how they define their faith so I’m able to journey with them.”
She had the option a few years ago of becoming an ordained vocational deacon, but her husband (Keith) concluded that she was a priest at heart, and that she should pursue being a full-time minister.
In her free time, she enjoys helping out with her dad Donald’s raspberry business, canoeing and camping, and staying updated on environment-related social issues.
Rev. McCaig and her husband also have three adult-age children.