Minister Emeritus

Mac Steinburg

Mac Steinburg completed his grade 12 at Winchester High School and after working five years of shift work decided to return to complete his grade 13. He then headed to New Brunswick where he completed his degree at Mount Allison University. Upon completing his degree, he returned to Kingston and attended Queen’s Theology College. In 1961, Mac graduated from Queen’s, was ordained as “Reverend Mac Steinburg and began his first of many preaching assignments.

While attending Queen’s he met the sweetheart of his life, Mary, who was a teacher at Victoria School. They were married and have two sons, Trevor and Andy.

While Mac was a Chaplain at Collins Bay Institution, he met the notorious Steven Truscott who had been wrongfully committed of a terrible murder. Mac felt obligated to help Steven prove his innocence, which after many years and many legal fights was successful. In 1967, Mac accepted a position as a Parole Service officer and worked within the Parole Board until his retirement.

During Mac’s ministry career, he has had the opportunity to preach in over one hundred locations and in all provinces except one, Newfoundland. Over the past many years, Westbrook United Church has been lucky to have had the Reverend Mac Steinburg as an integral part of the church, not only in the pulpit from time to time but also as a choir member.

Mac is a man of enormous compassion, empathy, faith, love and wonderful humour. He is well respected and loved by his Westbrook United Church family.