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Lead Minister

Pastor Steve joined Knox in July 2020. His family immigrated from Australia, where he served in the Uniting Church in Australia. His family includes his wife Shannan, daughter Eve and son Josiah. Steve is committed to the challenge of what difference following Jesus makes in everyday life, how Knox Church can be where people of all ages find a place in God’s family, and grow as Jesus’ disciples. In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games, virtual reality and cryptocurrencies.

Elaine Martin

Clerk of Session

Elaine, a member of Knox Milton for over 40 years, has served as an Elder, Sunday School teacher and committee volunteer. As Clerk of Session, she is responsible for setting the agenda, recording the minutes, consulting with our Pastor and the congregation. Elaine is passionate about Knox Milton’s vision of “Sharing Christ with Others” and eager to find ways that Knox Milton can serve all ages within the Milton Community. She is a person of deep faith, loves music and is willing to assist when asked. Elaine, a CPA, CMA, looks forward to using her gifts in service to Knox.

Laura Fitzpatrick

Director of Music Ministry

Laura Fitzpatrick, our Director of Music Ministry, is a welcome addition to the Knox Community. As an enthusiastic music teacher and choir conductor, she's excited to share her artistic leadership with this church community. Laura is always looking for new musical ideas, as well as more singer and musicians to participate in worship services.

June Kim

June Kim

Piano & Organist Accompaniment

Our accompanist is excited to be a part of the Knox Milton Music Ministry where she can spread her love of music and the Lord. A budding musician, June-Kyo Kim is a pianist, organist, and violinist based out of Milton, Ontario. As an aspiring solo and chamber music performer, she has achieved Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) diplomas in both piano and violin performance. 

Lister Williams

Office Administrator

Lister is thrilled to contribute to the Milton community, (her home since 1980), in a manner that honors the Lord. Her resilience, challenges and personal trials has shaped her into a unique individual. She holds a firm conviction in innovative thinking and maintains that with determination, there are no obstacles a person cannot overcome. The scripture, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31), resonates deeply with her beliefs. Lister has a wealth of administrative management experience collected from her tenure at the Canadian Red Cross Society among other institutions. Lister is eager to embark on a meaningful and enduring career at Knox Presbyterian Church.  

Rick Martin


Rick Martin and his family have been members of Knox Presbyterian Church for many years. We are very please to have Rick as part of our Knox team. His long-standing connection to the congregation makes him an excellent person to care for our facility and to know the needs of the people who occupy it.

Rev. Dr. J. Brad Shoemaker

Minister in Association

Brad leads our church services when Pastor Steve is away. Brad spent 12 years serving at Maplehurst Correctional Complex as a vital part of the support system for the inmates and correctional staff. He also covered for the chaplaincy department at Vanier centre for women and prior to Maplehurst served at the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital. Brad is a highly experienced compassionate Christian who thrives in demanding environments. He completed his Ph.D. in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Registered Psychotherapist & Supervisor and Spiritual Care Practitioner. He recently left Maplehurst to focus on teaching, research and writing that supports the work of correctional chaplains and their clients while he provides spiritual psychotherapy pro bono for ex-inmates and people without housing. Brad serves Knox as our Minister in Association. We are grateful to have Brad’s leadership.