Called into Ministry, and We Give Thanks!

We are excited to announced the Ordination of  Rev. Andria Irwin and Rev. Joanne Scofield, and to welcome Rev. Jaylynn Byasse, Admitted to the United Church of Canada at the June 2021 General Meeting.

The Regional Council warmly welcomes back from the Anglican to United Church denominational ministry, Rev Dr. Jeff Seaton! Jeff is very pleased to have been readmitted to United Church ministry after a two-year sojourn with the Anglican Church, and he looks forward to connecting and reconnecting with folks from across the region. Jeff is currently self-employed as a writer and church leadership consultant based in Vernon, BC. For more about Jeff, visit

Additionally, a number of ministry folks who have moved into the Pacific Mountain Regional Council from other points in our UCC. Welcome, all!

From Other Regional Councils

  • Rev Matthew Emery from United Church of Christ, USA through Mutual Recognition, to Cloverdale UC
  • Rev Sarah Fanning from Chinook Winds to Campbell Rive UC

From Within the PMRC

  • Shelley Worthington (CS) to Smithers UC
  • Rev Elizabeth Bowyer to Oliver UC
  • Rev Franklyn James to Lynn Valley UC
  • Rev Ed Lewis to Alberni Valley PC as well as Coombs PC

If you wish to contact these ministers to offer words of welcome, please contact Brenda Wolff

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