Meet Our Staff

Rev. Steve Lindsay - Lead Pastor

Steve worked in sales and investment management before he became a Christian at age 29. Feeling God's call to pursue pastoral ministry, he studied for his Masters of Divinity at Tyndale Seminary and Knox College. Steve served as senior pastor for six and one-half years in Teeswater and Kinlough. He has been serving at Cheyne since 1997.


Steve has a passion for seeing people come to Christ and grow in a vibrant relationship with Him through LIFE groups. 


He is married to Susan and has two married sons, Donald (Jessica) and David (Christa) He enjoys skiing with his sons, chocolate, and the Montreal Canadiens. 

Rev. Sandra Copland Dufour - Associate Minister

Sandy started life with missionary parents in Angola. She attended a missionary kids boarding school before returning to Canada. Her Mom was a faithful Sunday School teacher who taught her own kids and the local children the good news of Jesus. Her own kids got Sunday School in the local language as well as in English and as a result, Sandy received the gift of new life with Jesus at a young age. 


Sandy was involved with the Interschool Christian Fellowship in high school and InterVarsity during university years. Following graduation, she travelled Ontario with the InterVarsity student team visiting rural area high school fellowships and as InterVarsity staff in the Toronto area. She spent several years teaching and then was able to work with humanitarian aid agencies in various places as a volunteer and then on a contract basis in east Africa.


Meanwhile Sandy was studying part time at the Toronto School of Theology. She was eventually ordained as an Anglican priest and has been working in churches in the Niagara Peninsula and more recently Presbyterian churches in in Hamilton. She is delighted to join the Cheyne staff and to continue serving God’s people in Hamilton. Sandy is married to Mike. They are proud parents to three daughters and a son and delight in their seven grandchildren.

Robin Bauman - Children and Youth  Pastor

Robin worked in social work for 8 years after graduating high school. She was called by God to pursue her passion for youth ministry and spent 11 years in the Maritimes serving as a child and youth pastor while going to Seminary. Robin graduated from Acadia Divinity College with an M. Div and has been called to serve the Lord as children and youth pastor at Cheyne. Robin grew up at Cheyne church and is thankful to the church family for helping her grow in her faith and support her as she follows Jesus.

Robin loves the Lord and is passionate about seeing children and youth become followers of Jesus.


She loves going to the movies, spending time with friends and family and walking her dog Mopsy!


Philip Lee - Organist 11:15am

Philip was hired at Cheyne April 1969. He has been playing music since the age of 5. He plays the organ/piano for 3 churches locally every Sunday (Anglican, United & Presbyterian) and is involved in many events throughout the year including playing organ/piano/tuba and singing and conducting the choir.  In 2006 he had a wonderful opportunity to record a CD at Catherdral of Christ the King which has a 4 manual pipe organ. He also play tuba in Hamilton & Burlington Concert Bands as well as the Brass Alliance.


Philip married Faye in 1976 . They have 3 sons now married (Rob/Holly, Devon/Ashley and Cameron/Michelle) and many grandchildren.

Rod Harron - Church Administrator

Rod has been attending Cheyne as his church home since 1998.  He is married to Chris and has two daughters plus a grandaughter.


He comes to Cheyne with an extensive IT background which he used on Sundays by volunteering on the sound board and helping the office staff with IT issues from time to time.  Now as administrator his experience and giftings will be greatly used and appreciated.


A few of Rod's passions and hobbies include motorcycles, reading, airplanes and techie stuff!


Caitlin Illman - Online Ministry Support Coordinator

Growing up in Stoney Creek, Caitlin has attended Cheyne for most of her life. She is currently enrolled at Brock University in the Concurrent Education program pursuing a career in teaching. She loves to spend time outdoors and to travel, always seeking a good adventure! Some of her favourite activities include figure skating and downhill skiing. 


Over the years Caitlin has been involved with Cheyne as both a student and then a leader in the High Voltage youth group, a member of the Events and Communication Committee, and was also a team member on the missions trip to the Dominican Republic in 2019. 


Caitlin has a passion for photography, social media, and creative design and is looking forward to using that in working with Cheyne to engage our growing online community!