We are Called to be the Church
The Pacific Mountain Regional Council (PMRC) is both a geographical region covering BC and Yukon, and a council of membership within The United Church of Canada. The PMRC is one of 16 regional council of The United Church of Canada and is sometimes also referred to as Pacific Mountain Region (PMR).
The PMRC’s communities of faith, and buildings and ministries are situated on the Tradition, Ancestral and Treaty territories of more than 350 Indigenous communities that traverse one province and one territory in Canada. Get to know the PMRC Indigenous Ministry here.
The United Church of Canada was formed in 1925 in a union of Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Methodist people. Since that time, the church has grown to include Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities of faith, ministries, and sub-councils. For more information on The United Church of Canada, colonialism, and reconciliation, please engage with national Indigenous Ministries website.
Mission & Vision
The work of the Pacific Mountain Regional Council executive, sub-councils and staff is directed by the Mission and Vision of the PMRC executive: Healthy Communities of Faith and Ministries, Effective Leadership, Faithful Public Witness. Download our PMRC Mission & Vision Infographic for use in your ministry areas.
Ministry and Advocacy
Staffing, finance, advice, advocacy, and resources for communities of faith and ministries are provided by the PMRC office, to enhance the work and life of communities of faith and ministries.
The PMRC’s focus is on supporting ministry personnel in their roles, and in maintaining good relationships between communities of faith and ministries and their personnel, in alignments with the PMRC Mission and Vision.
The regional council supports over 200 Non-Indigenous and Indigenous communities of faith and ministries including camps, social service agencies, ministry with people in the first third of life (both to 36years), leadership development, new ministry initiatives, property development, affordable housing and care facilities, chaplaincies, education centres, and the work of General Council (the national council of The United Church of Canada).