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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.

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...

Sacred Circle of Learning

By Ted Dodd, 2008 Sacred Circle of Learning: A Model of Transformative Theological Education, DMin Vancouver School of Theology 2008.  This project examines the nature of transformative learning by following a 17 day intensive module on ministry leadership, offered by...

Betty (Bowman) Syer

Betty (Bowman) Syer

In Memorium  Betty Bowman Syer, first a deaconess in 1952, was disjoined a year later in 1953.  Thirty years later, after the age of retirement, Betty sought reinstatement.  Her identity as a Deaconess, in her opinion, remained with her throughout her productive...

2007 – Shift Work

Shift Work Authentic living is about doing shift work. Initiating, responding and living with shifts is faithful work because we all know that in real life shift happens. Come for: Sabbath time theological reflection spiritual renewal deepening connections with the...