Meet Sheila

A Short & Sweet Introduction 

My name is Sheila. I was born smack in the middle of the Canadian Baby Boom. My passion is helping Boomers make the spiritual transition into the second half of life. Won’t you join me on this journey?!

In this blog I will be discussing what Boomers are looking for from their faith and in particular the church. My hope is also to look at ways that the church can assist Boomers in the transition into the second half of life. I look forward to hearing your ideas too!

More About Sheila

Rev. Dr. Sheila Macgregor was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. After completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History (including Oral History and Archival Studies), she completed her Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary. She taught Canadian Studies and English as a Second Language at Alma College in St. Thomas, Ontario, before heading off on a Rotary International Fellowship to do post-graduate studies in Church History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

While studying in Scotland, Sheila met and married her husband, Richard, and served in a team ministry in the Church of Scotland. In the mid-1980s, Sheila returned to Canada with Richard and undertook studies at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, and soon was ordained by London Conference in the United Church of Canada. Since her ordination, Sheila has served five pastoral charges in southwestern Ontario. She currently serves as Lead Minister at a church in London, Ontario.

In 2015 she graduated with her Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, where she was awarded the John Randall Hunt Prize for Outstanding Doctor of Ministry Thesis. Sheila’s doctoral thesis focused specifically on the spiritual needs of Baby Boomers in the second half of life.

Stories have always played a central role in Sheila’s ministry – both the stories we find in the scriptures and the stories we tell each other. In addition to working as a part-time Personal Historian since 2005, helping people preserve their stories by writing their memoirs, Sheila has discovered through her ministry that our greatest resources are people and the stories we share.

Christian faith is profoundly relational. It is people who bring people to Christ. It is people who embody the Good News and share it in both word and action. A love of the scriptures and the stories of Jesus, combined with a strong faith in the risen, living Christ, has been the cornerstone of Sheila’s ministry.

Sheila is mother to four millennial children and rounding out the Macgregor household is a very spoiled and much loved Jack Russell terrier named Oscar.