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Charmain Bailey Foutner

Profiles  Diaconal Candidate Program of Formation I am currently attending the Centre for Christian Studies. I have completed all field placements, and am currently securing my external courses. I also plan on doing my Global Perspective in the Spring of 2021....

Melanie Ihmels

Profiles  Commissioned in 2020 Program of Formation I attended the Centre for Christian Studies and Vancouver School of Theology.  I began in 2013 and graduated in 2018.  There were many important to my journey, Ann Naylor, Michelle Owens, Alanna Menu. What...

Diakonia World Federation 2021 Gathering Postponed

The Diakonia World Federation Assembly was to hold its gathering in Darwin Australia in 2021.  This has now been postponed.  See important notice. Important notice: DIAKONIA 2021 World Assembly postponed Greetings in the name of the risen Christ. The DIAKONIA World...

DUCC Gathering 2020 2.0

  DUCC National Gathering2020 2.0 Plan to join your diaconal colleagues on Zoom for rich opportunities to network, learn together and to be strengthened and inspired in the work for justice and peace. Accommodation & Meeting Space: Your living room/home...

D.O.V.E. 2020

The 2020 D.O.V.E. gathering (Diakonia Overcoming Violence Experience) is CANCELLED.  We will endeavour to host the event in September of 2021.  Stay tuned for more details. DIAKONIA World Federation E-News

Kent Gibbons

Kent Gibbons

Profiles  Commissioning Commissioned in 1997 at Kenora, Ontario Program of Formation   I have a Diploma from the Centre for Christian Studies. I was in the residential program in Toronto from September1992 - May 1997. I had field placements at Parkwoods United...

Grace Eleanor King Race

Grace Eleanor King Race

In Memorium  After a fulfilling long life, Grace Race passed away peacefully, at Beacon Hill Villa, Victoria, BC. She was born on the family farm near Egremont, AB on October 15, 1918. In adulthood she taught in various rural schools, followed by work as a United...

Carol Stevenson Seller

Carol Stevenson Seller

Profiles  Carol Stevenson Seller Commissioned 1965 commissioned as a Deaconess/Diaconal Minister at Saskatchewan Conference AGM, Third Avenue United Church, Saskatoon, SK Program of Formation I attended Covenant College, Toronto, for 2 years, 1963 to 1965. I...

Deborah Laforet

Deborah Laforet

Profiles  Deborah doing what she loves best - Singing!Deborah Laforet’s diaconal ministry is lived out as Lead Minister at St. Paul's United Church in Oakville. Commissioning Commissioned June 2, 2007 in Baltimore, ON Program of Formation I began with the...

Alice (Brooksbank) Farquharson

Alice (Brooksbank) Farquharson

In Memorium  Alice Farquharson followed a common path for young women in the 1950s: after high school and Normal School (teacher’s college) she started a teaching career.  She enjoyed teaching, but she felt God was calling her to use her skills in the church, so...

Wilma Sharpe

Wilma Sharpe

In Memorium  Wilma embraced her life with a commitment to be a learner:  “Every position gave me opportunities to learn new things – all were good experiences. I tried to offer support and leadership that would contribute to making life better for people, and...

Elaine Harland Frazer

Elaine Harland Frazer

In Memorium  The following autobiography is created from the biography Elaine wrote in 1988 for the Association of Professional Church Workers and the address which she gave to the Annual Meeting of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario at the time...