On January 1, 2019, the Northern Spirit Regional Council of The United Church of Canada came into being. It is made up of Lay Representatives from Communities of Faith, Ministry Personnel (active and retired), and others, within a geography encompassing 1,567,442 km2 and four Treaty territories: 6, 8, 10, 11.
There is room for you …
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the United Church. We rely on the wisdom and talents that committed individuals bring to all areas of the life and work of Northern Spirit Regional Council. Whether it is a spiritual calling, or the willingness to offer gifts and abilities named by others, there are a variety of opportunities to “get involved”. Please consider where you might be called, and talk to others about where they might find a place in the Northern Spirit Regional Council.
The Nominations Committee attempts to follow the diversity parameters established by The United Church of Canada. Diversity, in terms of racial and ethnic background, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical abilities, geographical location, vocation or economic status, makes us strong, by bringing a variety of important perspectives to work of the Regional Council.
A list of the Roles on the Executive, Commissions, Committees and Task Groups that currently carry out the mission and ministry of the Regional Council can be viewed or downloaded here.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page, to find information about pressing vacancies.
To offer your gifts to the Regional Council, please complete our online Expression of Interest and Nominations Form.
The Regional Council cannot fulfill its duties and functions without the involvement of the individuals serving its Executive and its various Commissions, Committees, and Task Groups. The Nominations Committee seeks out and invites nominations for vacancies using a rolling nominations process. In this way, vacancies are filled as they arise, and are recommended to the Regional Council Executive. The Nominations Committee presents a yearly report for ratification at each Annual Meeting.
- 2019 Nominations Report
- 2019-2020 Nominations Report
- 2020-2021 Nominations Report
- 2021-2022 Nominations Report
2021-2022 Members of the Nominations Committee
Brenda Simon, OM, Fairview AB
Chloe Burns, Administrative Support
Julie Graham, Regional Minister: Justice and Communications
Opportunities and updates
At our October online gathering, we were invited to look at how we can work together to create a strong and connected Regional Council. We had conversations around what we have been missing, where we have seen gaps and were encouraged to consider how we can each be...
Appreciation As your Nominations Committee, we wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the following people who have concluded their terms with particular Regional Council work: Gaie Goin and Kimberly Roy, Pastoral Relations Commission. Welcome We welcome Leslie Penny to...
At its meeting on May 4th and May 6, Northern Spirit Regional Council elected the following people as its Commissioners to the 44th General Council (online, July 22-26, 2022): Mary Annan M.P.T. Basele Daniel Chon* Peter Chynoweth Lloyd Henderson* Amy...
Position description: Commissioners of the 44th General Council Please click here for the PDF version of this document. As the voting members of a General Council, Commissioners serve an essential role in The United Church of Canada. Following the guidance of the Holy...
The Nominations Committee is currently seeking a Chairperson-Elect for the Regional Council Executive, to become the Chairperson at the end of the current Chairperson’s term. The duties of the Chairperson include presiding at Executive meetings (about 10-12 per year),...
Your Nominations Committee, Marilyn Carroll and Brenda Simon, would like your help in finding the Planning Committee for the 2021 Regional Council Meeting. Our meeting will again be online, and that creates both challenges and great opportunities for trying new...