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Everything we post on a regular basis in our website in different categories, appears in this index by chronological order, newest entries at the top.

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...

May Sanders

In Memorium  May Sanders, born in 1941 and originally from Dumfermline Scotland, began ministry as a diaconal minister in Bay of Quinte Conference, was designated in 1973, and after further study at Queen’s Theological School, she was ordained. May then moved to...

2009 – Called to Order

Called to Order Ordained? Commissioned? Neither? All?to Diaconal Ministry.How shall we be true to our call and our preparation to that call? Ecumenical Guests Lisa Polito, DOTAC President, Executive director Lutheran Deaconess Association Marg Robertson, Presbyterian...

Alyson Huntly

Alyson Huntly

Profiles  Commissioned 1982, Toronto Conference Program of Formation Centre for Christian Studies What called you to Diaconal Ministry? I met diaconal ministry students in the final year of their program; they became important role models for me as advocates for...