Get Involved

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.

Thank you!


Nominations Committee

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.

2021-2022 Members of the Nominations Committee


Staff Resource

Brenda Simon, OM, Fairview AB
Chloe Burns, Administrative Support
Julie Graham, Regional Minister: Justice and Communications

Opportunities and updates

Some key Regional Committees need your help!

Some key Regional Committees need your help!

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