Rev. Michelle Slater, Minister
Michelle comes with experience in many areas of the church ranging from service to small congregations on Vancouver Island to chairing the Agenda Committee of the 2009 General Council. For the last 10 years she has served Dunbar Heights United Church in Vancouver. She earned a Master of Divinity degree at Vancouver School of Theology and was ordained in 1999.
Barbara Hansen, Minister, Pastoral Care, Children & Families
Barbara was called into ministry through children. She was in ministry with children and families at St. Aidan’s United Church for nine years (Designated Lay Minister).
In 2009 she entered into the formal study of Diaconal Ministry and is nowin her final year, anticipating her graduation in March, 2014. During her time of study, she was two years at Cadboro Bay United Church and also spent a year as “Spiritual Care Intern” at Victoria Hospice.
Gordon Miller, Music Minister
Gordon’s musical background includes training through the Canadian Armed Forces, School of Music. He is an accomplished trumpet player, pianist and choral director. His contemporary and jazz styling on piano and guitar frequently come through on Sunday mornings. A life-long United Church adherent as a musician and musical director, he embodies a deep respect and appreciation for the musical traditions of the church.
The Lay Leadership
We recently restructured the way we govern our organization and engage our ministries. Our focus was to spend more of our gifts, time, energy, money and resources on ministry rather than administration and management. We continue to create a leadership environment that is based on the gifts of those offering leadership. Current lay leadership on the board:
David King, Chair and A/ Treas
Kevin Cook, Past Chair
Laurel Bowman, Secretary
Ken Adset, Member at Large
Rhiannon Cockayne, Member at Large
Lorna Cottrell, Member at Large
Carol Martin, Member at Large
Bill White, Member at Large