Profiles

There is really no “typical” diaconal minister. They are: young and old, women and men, urban and rural, gay/lesbian and straight, retired and employed.

Profiles

Diaconal ministers are young and old, women and men, urban and rural, gay/lesbian and straight, retired and employed.

Diaconal Ministers are working in congregations, theological education, community ministry, youth ministry, church administration, women’s centres, intentional interim, university and prison chaplaincy, justice education and advocacy. Many give generously as volunteers.

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Carol Stevenson Seller

Profiles  Carol Stevenson SellerCarol 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...

Deborah Laforet

Deborah Laforet

Profiles  Deborah LaforetDeborah 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...

Heather Robbins

Heather Robbins

Profiles  Heather RobbinsCommissioning 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...

Ken DeLisle

Ken DeLisle

Profiles  Ken DeLisleCommissioning 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...

Debbie Voss Coss

Debbie Voss Coss

Profiles  Debbie Voss CossCommissioning   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...

Jen Dresser

Jen Dresser

Profiles  Jen DresserCommissioned 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...

Debra Kigar

Debra Kigar

Profiles  Debra KigarCommissioning    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...

YoonOk Shin-Kang

YoonOk Shin-Kang

Profiles  YoonOk Shin-KangCommissioning   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...

Kathy Douglas

Kathy Douglas

Profiles  Kathy DouglasCommissioned in 2008 Settled to Huron-Perth Presbytery Youth Minister -full time Living in Blyth ON. (London Conference) Program of Formation CCS: 4 year program in Diaconal Ministries What called you to diaconal ministry? Initially, the...

Tammy Allan

Tammy Allan

Profiles  Tammy AllanTammy Allan was commissioned in 2000, at McDougall United Church in Edmonton, at the Service of Celebration for Alberta and Northwest Conference. Her Program of Formation was as a member of the Regional ’95 group, at the Centre for...

Joan Tuchlinskly

Joan Tuchlinskly

Profiles  Joan TuchlinsklyCommissioning      2000, in Winnipeg Program of Formation    Diploma in Diaconal Ministries: Studies in Transformation and Action What called you to diaconal ministry?    I remember being at church, picking up a Centre for Christian...

Debra Schweyer

Debra Schweyer

Profiles  Debra SchweyerCommissioning     I was born and raised in Toronto. My home congregation was, as far as I know, the United Church’s first tri-congregational church building, established in the 60’s. It was a cinder block building with three sanctuaries...