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About Governance and Leadership Teams

EXECUTIVE OF NAKONHA:KA REGIONAL COUNCIL RoundLogo-Nakonhaka

  • Rev. Linda Buchanan (President/Chair)
  • Rev. David Lambie (Past Chair)
  • Robert Patton (Right Relations)
  • Rev. Dr. Samuel V. Dansokho (New Ministry Development, Support and Visioning)
  • Patricia Lisson DM (Justice and Community Ministries)
  • Rev. Darryl Macdonald (Pastoral Relations)
  • ___________________ (Youth and Family Ministries)
  • Rev. Barbara Bryce (Granting and Enabling)
  • Paul Stanfield (Treasurer)
  • Fred Braman (Property and Finance)
  • Rev. Marie-Claude Manga (La Table des ministères en français)
  • Rev. Pierre Goldberger (Member at Large)
  • Rev. Joelle Leduc (Member at Large)
  • Rick Sheffer (Member at Large)
  • Marc Grenon (Member at Large)

Non-voting (corresponding) members of executive

  • Rev. Rosemary Lambie (Executive Minister – staff)
  • Peter Bisset (Finance and Extension Board)
  • Rev. Tami Spires (Regional Gathering Coordinator)
  • Joel Miller (Recording Secretary, Program Assistant to Executive Minister – staff)
  • Sabrina DiStefano (Pastoral Relations – staff)
  • Shanna Bernier (Youth and Young Adult Ministry – staff)
  • Judy Coffin (Communications and Administrative Support – staff)
  • Brian Ruse (Finance and Administration – staff)
  • David-Roger Gagnon (Networks and Clusters – staff)

LEADERSHIP TEAMS

Granting and Enabling

MANDATE

The Granting and Enabling Leadership Team (GELT) is established with the exclusive mandate to consider and recommend any granting or financial assistance from the various endowment and other funds of the Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council (CrNRC), with a view to streamlining the granting process and reducing the burden both on the communities of faith and other faith partner recipients and on the volunteer members on the granting and enabling groups involved, while promoting a more informed and overall view of the needs and aspirations of CrNRC faithful in extending and deepening their ministries, consistent with the mission plan of CrNRC.

For more information, see the Governance Handbook: https://nakonhakaucc.ca/resources/policies/

MEMBERSHIP

  • Rev. David Clinker
  • Rev. Shaun Fryday
  • Renate Sutherland
  • Elva Crawford
  • L.E. Moir
  • Fred Braman
  • Rev. Mark Hammond (vice chair)
  • Rev. Mher Khatchikian
  • Rev. Barbara Bryce (chair)
  • Rick Sheffer
  • Rev. Darla Sloan
  • Peter Bisset
  • Rev. Heather McClure

For more information and resources: https://nakonhakaucc.ca/resources/granting-and-enabling/ 

Justice and Community Ministry

MISSION

God is calling us to expand our faith and theological understanding of a world-community where human dignity is defended, creation is mended and gifts are shared for the good of all. This keystone of God’s vision of justice, compassion and actions leads us deeper into this world and requires us to be present in our communities.

 

MANDATE

  • Finding ways of planting ourselves firmly in our neighbourhoods and communities;
  • Listening to the people there and engaging in constructive, open dialogue (inter-cultural, inter-generational, inter-faith)
  • Offering encouragement and hope.

 

MEMBERSHIP

  • Patricia Lisson DM
  • Rev. Paula Kline
  • Lisa Byer-de Wever
  • Sabrina Heffernan
  • Denis Ashby
  • Rev. Pierre Goldberger
  • Guy-Lin Beaudoin
  • Rev. Shawn Fryday

For more information, download the leadership team profile here: Community and Justice Leadership Team Mandate

Ministry and Worship Development
  • Rev. Dr. Samuel V. Dansokho
  • Rev. Marie-Claude Manga
  • Rev. Cathy Hamilton
  • Matthieu Sévigny
Pastoral Relations
  • Rev. Janet Bisset
  • Rev. Darryl MacDonald
  • Rev. Jennifer Mountain
  • Rev. David Lambie
  • Rev. Birgit Neuschild
  • Rev. Mher Katchikian
Planning Regional Gatherings
  • Rev. Tami Spires (chair)
  • Rev. Joelle Leduc
  • Shanna Bernier (staff)
  • Shirley Stark
  • Valerie Nickson
  • Judy Coffin (staff)
Property and Finance
  • Fred Braman (chair)
  • Jim Vanstone
  • Paul Stanfield
  • Peter Mundie
  • Rick Sheffer
  • Rev. David Clinker
  • Dave McCormack
  • Peter Bisset
  • Stéphane Godbout
  • Rev. Bill Jay
Nominations
  • Rev. Dave Lambie (chair)
  • Rev. Tami Spires
Youth and Family Ministry
  • Rev. Joelle Leduc
  • Rev. Dr. Alyson Huntly
  • Natalya Scott-Sandy
  • Rev. Linda Buchanan
  • Rev. Tami Spires
  • Georgia Barratt-Lamey 
  • Gary Tompkins
  • Jillian Lalonde
  • Tamara Mckenzie
  • Shanna Bernier (staff)

NETWORKS / SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

 

Archives
  • Beverly Anderson-Levine (staff)
  • Shirley Cartmill
  • Tessa Ann Griffin
Environment / Nakonha:ka Green Team
  • Rev. Georgia Copland
  • Rev. Lee Ann Hogle
  • Aaron Miechkota
  • Lorraine Pitre
  • Natacha Sanson
  • Rev. David Fines
Food Ministry
  • Ivylin Scott
Licensed Lay Worship Leaders
  • Rev. Lee Ann Hogle
  • Rev. Birgit Neuschild
  • Charlotte Griffith
  • Virginia Wallace
  • Valerie Nickson
  • Norm Haslam
  • Carolyn Linde
  • Shirley Knutson
  • Allan Marshall
  • Matthieu Sévigny
Living Into Right Relations

Mandate TBD

Members:

  • Rev. Read Sherman
  • Lisa Byer-de Wever
  • Grace Cawley
  • Rev. Dr. Samuel V. Dansokho
  • Natacha Sanson
  • Andrea Nugent
  • Robert Patton
  • Sabrina Heffernan
  • Rev. Pierre Goldberger (corresponding member)
  • Aaron Miechkota

Join our Facebook Group: Living Into Right Relations – Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council 

Loss and Living Exploration
  • Rev. Ian Smith
  • Lorane Mckenzie
  • Bruce Houghton
  • Beverly Clark
  • Judy Coffin (staff)
Remote Communications
  • Paul Stanfield
  • Peter Mundie
  • Rev. Lee Ann Hogle
  • Judy Bachelder
  • Rev. Kent Chown
  • Andrew Schurman
  • Rev. Mark Hammond
Strategic Communications / Translation
  • Judy Coffin (staff)
  • Rev. Joelle Leduc
  • Marc Grenon
  • Rev. Denis Fortin
  • Rev. Darla Sloan
United Church Women
  • Valerie Nickson
  • Pat Hurley
  • Shirley Stark
  • Janice Knowles
  • Linda Hoyt
  • Sharon Moore
  • Carolyn Linde
  • Linda Scarriddco
  • Lorane Mckenzie

PARTNERS

 

Finance and Extension Board

 

MEMBERSHIP

  • Rick Sheffer (President)
  • Peter Bisset (Vice-President)
  • Paul Stanfield (Treasurer)
  • John Meaker (Secretary)
  • Bruce Walsh
  • Dave McCormack
  • Diane Campbell
  • Fred Braman
  • Jan Langelier
  • Marc Grenon
  • Rev. Mark Hammond
  • Monique Moser
  • Paula Kline
  • Peter Mundie
  • Renate Sutherland
  • Ted Rutherford

Finance 

  • Ted Rutherford (chair)
  • Rick Sheffer
  • Peter Bisset
  • John Meaker
  • Paul Stanfield
  • Dave McCormack
  • Peter Mundie

Investment 

  • Paul Stanfield (chair)
  • Rick Sheffer
  • Peter Bisset
  • John Meaker
  • Fred Braman
  • Peter Mundie
  • Ted Rutherford 

Property 

Bursaries

  • Jan Langelier (chair)
  • John Meaker
  • Dave McCormack
  • Monique Moser
  • Renate Sutherland
  • Resource persons: Nancy Drew, Libby Monaco

Sabbatical Leave

  • Renate Sutherland (Chair)
  • John Meaker
  • Diane Campbell
  • Resource person: Rev. Maurice Nerny

Nominating 

Staff

La Table des ministères en français

MANDATE

For more information, see Covenant-LaTable-Bilingual