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. 

Robin Burley - 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!

Marc Johnson - Family and Young Adult Pastor  

Marc was born and raised in Stoney Creek and attended Cheyne for 22 years. He has many found memories growing up in the church and all the youth programs. For the past 18 years, Marc has enjoyed working as an Educational Assistant with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and as a Personal Support Worker.

Marc and his wife Bobbi have 3 daughters, Allison, Nicole and Kelsey. They enjoy traveling, going to movies, concerts and sporting events (Go Leafs Go). 

The past 17 summers, Marc has served as the Business Manager at Oneida Baptist Camp. Spending the summers on the shores of Lake Erie serving God with his family has been a personal highlight for him. He's excited to be coming "home" and bringing the gifts God has blessed him to serve with our church family. 

Joshua Gardner - Worship Leader 9:30am

Joshua Gardner is our Worship Leader for the 9:30am service. He currently resides in Hamilton with his wife Andrea and daughters Lauraline, Evangeline and Maia. Joshua has rich experience as a Youth Pastor, Worship Minister, Worship Intern and College Residence Tutor that enables him to passionately craft a Worship experience.


He has vast educational experience and possesses a BA in Religion (Biblical Languages) from Oklahoma Baptist University, a ThM in the Old Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently working on his PhD in Biblical Theology at McMaster Divinity University.


In the meantime Joshua manages to pursue his other interests and hobbies of, guitar playing, reading, role playing games, movies and super hero comics.

Lynda Smith - Worship Leader 11:15am

Lynda worked for many years in retail and is now our Worship Leader (10 years) at our second service (11:15am) and leads our Sanctuary Choir, whose mission statement is:  Leading our church family into the presence of God each Sunday, through worship in song with hymns, songs and anthems. 

Lynda has always been passionate about music whether listening or singing. She has had voice training, sang with the Sweet Adelines group, and for many years, with  Cheyne’s ladies double trio “Reflection”, worship teams and Sanctuary Choir. 

Married for 45 years, Lynda and Wayne have three children and seven grandchildren. They have attended Cheyne since June 1978 and reside in Stoney Creek .

Lynda is a diehard Hamilton Tiger Cat fan, and takes every opportunity to cheer them on.  She also enjoys watching her grandchildren’s baseball, soccer, hockey, karate, dancing and whatever else they may be up to. 

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 Media 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!