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Carolynne Bouey Shank

Carolynne Bouey Shank

Profiles  Commissioned in 2000 with ANW Conference at McDougall United Church, Edmonton Program of Formation CCS – 5 year Regional program which combined with the residential program after 2 years. – – – – – What called you to Diaconal Ministry? My mother had...

Heather Sandilands

Profiles  Commissioned 2004, Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Program of Formation  Diploma in Diaconal Ministries: Studies in Transformation and Action through the Centre for Christian Studies. 4 year program. What called you to Diaconal Ministry?...

Mary Burns Field

Mary Burns Field

In Memorium  Mary Irene Field was a thoughtful and gracious woman, who quietly served some of the needest people in her community.  She was proud of her education at the United Church Training School, and spoke with energy about the gift the school gave her to...

Aileen Urquhart

Aileen Urquhart

Profiles  Commissioned 1994, Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario (Morden, MB) Program of Formation  Western Field-Based Diaconal Ministry and Lay Professional Training Program (WFBDM) out of St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton Describe some of your...

Joyce Margaret Blenkarn Lockhart

Joyce Margaret Blenkarn Lockhart

In Memorium  Joyce Margaret Blenkarn Lockhart’s first career was as a legal secretary.  Later in her life she fulfilled the long-held dream of preparing for ordered ministry.  She was commissioned in 1979.  The main aspect of Joyce’s ministry was hospital...

Jean B. Kellerman

Jean B. Kellerman

In Memorium  Jean Kellerman was born in 1919 and died October 6, 2010, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, after a brief illness, at the age of 91.  She worked as overseas personnel  for 30 years, for a short time in China and then in Japan, first...

Charles Boorman

In Memorium  Charles Frederick Boorman was born in 1923.  He was commissioned in 1978. During fifty years of social ministry in Hamilton, Charles began his work with the Salvation Army and then became part of the United Church of Canada.  He came to diaconal...

One Rite

A presentation by Ted Dodd about one rite to ministry in the United Church.

Cathie Clement

Cathie Clement

Profiles Cathie Clement Formation My growth into diaconal ministry has been facilitated by learning through doing and participating in the community of others practicing diaconal ministries Describe some of your experiences of ministry. I work in a diaconal style...

Mary Lou (Carter) Shorthill

Mary Lou (Carter) Shorthill

In Memorium  After many years as a public school teacher, Mary Lou began studies at the Centre for Christian Studies and was commissioned in 1995.  Her ministry was first in Stanstead Quebec, and later in congregations in Seaway Valley Presbytery.  She faithfully...

Sylvia (Reynolds) Thompson

Sylvia (Reynolds) Thompson

In Memorium  Sylvia Thompson’s ministry took place in many communities in Saskatchewan. Wherever she was in ministry she touched many lives and would build a supportive network of friends and colleagues.  And always, she offered her energy and resources...

Daphne Rogers

Daphne Rogers

In Memorium  The first thing you would notice about Daphne Rogers was her size.  Not even 5 feet tall, barely 100 pounds, she was small.  Next you would notice her smile: broad and frequent.  Daphne liked to laugh and enjoyed making others laugh.  After 36 years...