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Marion Current

Marion Current

In Memorium  Marion Current was born in 1932 in Cobalt, Ontario and grew up active in the United Church. After high school she entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and graduated in Physio and Occupational Therapy. Two years of practice and...

Heather Robbins

Heather Robbins

Profiles  Commissioning to Diaconal Ministry June 2003, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference meeting in Thunder Bay Program of Formation I began the program at the Centre for Christian Studies in June 1999, just as the Centre was making its move to...

Evelyn Beveridge

Evelyn Beveridge

In Memorium  Evelyn Celestia Denton was born to Isabel and James Denton, at their home, a small apartment on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, November 13, 1920. She was the first of 10 children. In 1924, her parents, then with 3 children, bought a farm in Duffield,...

Ken DeLisle

Ken DeLisle

Profiles  Commissioning to Diaconal ministry 1994, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference Program of Formation The Western Field-Based Program, 1st intake. It was offered from St. Stephen’s College on the campus of the University of Alberta.  It was a...

2013 – Diaconal Ministry: The Lens of Hope

Diaconal Ministry: The Lens of Hope Hope as verb … an intention to live in a way that heals and satisfies. Storytelling ♦ the arts ♦ ecological education ♦ CeilidhFrom the Statement of Vision, Diakonia of The United Church of Canada, 2009Tuesday, April 30 – Friday,...

Alice Dahms Irwin

Alice Dahms Irwin

In Memorium  Alice Dahms and her two brothers grew up in Ontario as “pk’s” (preacher’s kids), in the former Evangelical United Brethren Church; since 1968 it has been part of the United Church of Canada. Alice was only sixteen when her mother died. Her father...

Debbie Voss Coss

Debbie Voss Coss

Profiles  Commissioning   2000, at Portage la Prairie in Conference of Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Program of Formation   Five-year program at the Centre for Christian Studies, which I began when CCS was in Toronto, and completed after the move to Winnipeg.   I...

Jen Dresser

Jen Dresser

Profiles  Commissioned to Diaconal Ministry  in 2009, at Sherwood Park, Alberta and Northwest Conference Program of Formation The four year program at CCS. Field placements included a Lutheran-United Shared Ministry in Spiritwood, Sask and a Women’s Shelter in...

Bessie Julien Dayfoot

Bessie Julien Dayfoot

In Memorium Bessie Julien was born in Wheatley, in southwestern Ontario in 1918, the second of 4 children, into an active Methodist family. Her mother was in the Woman’s Missionary Society (WMS) and hosted visiting missionaries upon occasion. That is where Bessie...

Maria (Shepherd) Joyea

Maria (Shepherd) Joyea

In Memorium  Maria Joyea, Miyocasatawiskwew, Good Claw Woman, born March 30, 1935, was a respected elder of the Whitebear First Nation in Saskatchewan and she served First Nations people throughout the Canadian prairies and across the border in Montana and North...

Colleen Erb

Colleen Erb

In Memorium  Colleen Erb fell in love with music and God at an early age. She lived a full life as teacher, pastor and theological reflector. When invited to give a title to her life story she suggested, “Feasting on a life’s journey.” Colleen was born in...

Elinor Cox

Elinor Cox

In Memorium  Elinor Cox served the United Church as a Deaconess/Diaconal minister from 1956 until her retirement in 1991.  She continued to a provide ministry as a volunteer at St. Andrew’s, Moose Jaw. At her funeral it was said of her, “In a way, Elinor was the...

Debra Kigar

Debra Kigar

Profiles  Commissioning    I was commissioned in 2011, Hamilton Conference Program of Formation   4 year program at CCS in Winnipeg Many experiences had a role in my diaconal formation: Field placements at Five Oaks, Bethel Stone UC, Lowville-Nelson United...

YoonOk Shin-Kang

YoonOk Shin-Kang

Profiles  Commissioning   I was commissioned June 3, 2000 at MacDougall United Church in Edmonton Alberta. Program of Formation   I studied in the 5-year Regional Program at the Centre for Christian Studies both in Toronto and Winnipeg.  I also took some of my...