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Moyer, Sylvester, 1877-1934

  • Person
  • 1877-1934

Sylvester H. Moyer (1877-1934) was a Presbyterian and United Church minister. He attended University of Toronto and Knox College. He served the following charges: St. Helen’s in Huron County, Conn, North Wellington and Grafton, Westwood, Springville and Fairmount in Peterborough Presbytery.

Withrow, William H., 1839-1908

  • Person
  • 1839-1908

William Henry Withrow (1839-1908) was a Methodist minister. He attended Victoria College and the University of Toronto where he received his B.A. in 1863. He served pastorates in Waterford, Montreal, Hamilton, Toronto and Niagara. In 1874 he was appointed editor of the “Canadian Methodist Magazine” and Sunday School periodicals, a post he held for 34 years. Some of the works he authored include, “Catacombs of Rome,” “History of the Dominion of Canada,” “Religious progress in the nineteenth century” and “Makers of Methodism.”

Kellogg, James Clare, 1923-2007

  • Person
  • 1923-2007

James Clare Kellogg was a United Church minister. Born in Welcome, Ontario, he was ordained in 1948. He served the following pastoral charges: Parham, 1948; Janetville - Pontypool, 1949-1952; Cookstown, 1952-1956; Kingston (Cooke's), 1956-1960; Cornwall (Knox), 1960-1972; Belleville (Holloway Street), 1972-1976; Hudson, Que., 1976-1980; Cobourg (Trinity), 1988-1992, 1995-1996. He served as the President of Montreal-Ottawa Conference from 1965-1966, as well as the chairman of Belleville Presbytery, 1974-1975, and Montreal Presbytery, 1981-1982. He died on June 27, 2007.

Scott, Charles J., 1924-

  • Person
  • 1924-

Charles J. Scott was born May 9, 1924 in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. He received his B.A. in 1946 from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, followed by an M. Div in 1948 from Pine Hill Divinity Hall. He was ordained in 1948 and first worked in Kennecook, Nova Scotia. In 1953 he moved to the United Church in Blyth, Ontario. In 1955 he relocated to St. Paul’s United Church in Sarnia, Ontario. In 1959, he relocated to Ryerson United Church in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1964 Scott went back to school to study Psychology and went to work at the London Psychiatric Hospital as the Chaplain/Director of Pastoral Services until his retirement in 1980. There, he did a lot of additional work as an advocate for community health and community acceptance of former mental patients, he also trained clergy on how to recognize the symptoms of mental illness, and to work with mentally ill and elderly patients. After retirement, he continued work as a supply minister until August, 2008.

United Church of Canada. Division of World Outreach. Africa Desk.

  • Corporate body
  • 1972-2001

Until 1976, first as an Associate Secretary and then as Secretary, Garth Legge had responsibility for Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. James A. Kirkwood first reported as Associate Secretary for Africa in 1977, with Garth Legge continuing to have responsibility for the Caribbean and Latin America. From 1988 to 1993, Paula J. Butler and Jim Kirkwood shared the roles of Africa Area Secretaries, followed by Omega Bula and Paula Butler (1994-1995), Omega Bula and Lee Holland (1996-2002). Under the major reorganization of 2002, work related to Africa was moved to the Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit.

United Church of Canada. Division of World Outreach. Caribbean and Latin America Desk.

  • Corporate body
  • 1971-2001

Garth Legge, first as an Associate Secretary and then as Secretary, was responsible for Africa, the Carribbean, and Latin America until 1977 when an Associate Secretary for Africa first reported. He continued to have responsibility for the Caribbean and Latin America Area until 1983. From 1984-2002 the Area was the responsibility of an Associate Secretary (1984) or Area Secretary (from 1985). Associate Secretaries were Rev. Thomas C. Edmonds, 1984-1990; Rev. Christopher Ferguson, 1991-1998 and Jim Hodgson, 2000-2001. Under the major reorganization of 2002, work related to Caribbean and Latin America was moved to the Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit.

United Church of Canada. Committee on Ecumenical Affairs.

  • Corporate body
  • 1958-1971

The Committee on Ecumenical Affairs was established by General Council in 1958 to cultivate an understanding of the ecumenical movement and its relevance to the United Church. Through participation in the Canadian Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches, as well as through direct contact with several Canadian churches and coalitions, the Committee promoted interdenominational cooperation with other Christian denominations and later, other faiths. At the November meeting of the General Council Executive in 1969 the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs submitted the following recommendation: That the work of the following four committees – Ecumenical Affairs, Committee on Union, Protestant-Roman Catholic Relations, Joint Committees of Seven (Presbyterian-United Church) be subsumed into one Committee which would assume the present responsibilities of each Committee and that its name be “The Committee on Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations”. The Committee was superseded by the Committee on Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations in 1971.

United Church of Canada. Committee on Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations.

  • Corporate body
  • 1971-2009

At the November meeting of the General Council Executive in 1969 the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs submitted the following recommendation: That the work of the following four committees – Ecumenical Affairs, Committee on Union, Protestant-Roman Catholic Relations, Joint Committees of Seven (Presbyterian-United Church) be subsumed into one Committee which would assume the present responsibilities of each Committee and that its name be “The Committee on Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations”. The Committee was superseded by the Committee on Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations in 1971.

The Purpose of the Committee, as stated in 1971, was to “challenge the Church to a vision of ecumenism which includes the whole inhabited world. The committee shall encourage, support, enable, and hold the Church accountable to its role as a sign of reconciliation and renewal among human communities at both the local and global levels. The Committee shall constantly remind the whole church that ecumenism is not an option, but rather, an integral part of its life and witness.”

Williams, Thomas Harry, 1888-1965

  • Person
  • 1888-1965

Thomas Harry Williams, M.D.C.M, D.T.M., H (English), F.C.A.P., (1888-1965) was a Doctor and Medical Missionary in West China. Williams was born in Escanaba, Michigan and his family moved to Manitoba when he as a young child. He attended Central Collegiate in Winnipeg, then graduated with an M.D. and M.S. from the University of Manitoba in 1916. In World War I he served in the Medical Corp. In 1919 he was appointed as a Medical Missionary in the pathology department of West China Union University. He sailed on October 30th, 1919 and remained stationed in China until 1942. Upon retiring from missionary work Williams continued work as a Pathologist, becoming director of laboratories, and the Department of Oriental Diseases at Deer Lodge Military Hospital in Winnipeg. He also served for a time as an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Manitoba, and as President of the Canadian Association of Pathologists. Williams was married three times; to Laura McGirr, Kate McKellar and Emily Neil. He was widowed following the deaths of Laura Mcgirr and Kate McKellar. After retiring as a doctor, Thomas and Emily moved to Victoria B.C.

Lee, Sang Chul, 1924-

  • Person
  • 1924-

Sang Chul Lee (1924-) was born in Siberia, a son of Korean immigrants. At seven, he moved to Manchuria and while there, attended a school operated by the Canadian Mission Board. After World War II he moved to South Korea, and received his theological education there and in Switzerland and Vancouver, Canada. His ordination was in the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK), a partner church of the United Church. With his family, Lee emigrated to Canada in 1965; serving a three-point charge in Vancouver. He came to Toronto in 1969 and for twenty years was pastor of the Toronto Korean United Church. Lee served as Moderator of the United Church from 1988-1990. He served as Chancellor of Victoria University, Toronto from 1992-1998.

Best, Marion

  • Person
  • 1924-

Marion Best was born in New Westminster, British Columbia. She received Nurse Training at the Royal Columbian Hospital, then worked there from 1968-1975. In 1977, she and her husband Jack Best received a joint call to the Naramata Centre in British Columbia, where she worked on programs and he worked on public relations and finances. She continued work there until 1987 when she began freelance consulting work with church and community groups, in the healthcare field. For many years, she was on the Executive of the World Council of Churches. She was also President of the British Columbia Conference, and on the United Church’s General Council Executive. A lay-leader, she served as Moderator of the United Church from 1994-1997, and in 1998 began serving as Vice-Moderator of the World Council of Churches. Best was Chair of the sessional committee that produced the 1988 recommendations on opening the ministry to gays and lesbians, in the report Toward a Christian Understanding of Sexual Orientation Lifestyles and Ministry.

Short, Peter, 1948-

  • Person
  • 1948-

Peter Short (1948-) was born in Kingston, Ontario. He married his wife, Susan in 1953. He graduated from York University in 1973, Emmanuel College in 1977 and was ordained by the Maritime Conference in 1978. He served at Yellowknife United Church from 1983-1990, Beaconsfield United Church, Montreal 1990-1999, Wilmot, in Fredericton from 1999-2008. Short served as Moderator from 2003-2006. He also served the General Council office as a member of the Executive of the Department of Stewardship Services (1993-1998), chair of the Moderator’s Advisory Committee for the Very Reverend Bill Phipps (1997-2000), Chair of the Business Committee of the Executive of General Council (2000-2002), and Chair of the Agenda and Planning Committee for the 38th General Council. Short retired in 2010.

Giuliano, David, 1960-

  • Person
  • 1960-

David William Giuliano (1960-) was born in Jerseyville, Ontario and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He married his wife, Pearl E. Ryall in 1959. He earned a B.A. from Guelph University in 1982, and following that, worked at the University as a Human Rights Commissioner, Conference Co-Ordinator and Residence Manager. He earned a Master of Divinity in 1986, and a Master of Theology in 1987 from Queen’s University. He was ordained by London Conference in 1987 and began work as a minister at St. John’s United Church in Marathon, where he remained until he was elected to serve as Moderator of the United Church from 2006-2009. Aside from pastoral duties, Giuliano served the church as Chairperson of the Pastoral Relations Committee and Outreach and Social Action Committee for Cambrian Presbytery, and a member of the Presbytery Planning Committee and Youth Event Planning Committee for Cambrian Presbytery, the Local Justice Concerns and Ordination Interview Committees for MNO Conference, and the National Learning on the Way.

Morrison, George Matthew, 1913-2001

  • Person
  • 1913-2001

George Matthew Morrison (1913-2001) was born in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1936 with a degree in commerce and finance. For three years following that he articled in an accounting firm and became a chartered accountant in 1939. He spent one year with the Hudson's Bay Company and then served with the Royal Canadian Air Force for four years (two years as a civilian assistant financial superintendent of the Department of National Defense for Air). After the war, he returned home and became a partner in a Toronto accounting firm, and in 1950 joined I.B.M. as controller of I.B.M's World Trade Corporation. He left the finance sector in 1953 to attend Emmanuel College and graduated in 1956 with a bachelor of divinity. Following that, he took a fellowship to St. Andrew's University Scotland. He received a Doctor of Divinity from Emmanuel in 1968. During this time, he held pastorates at Robertson Memorial in Winnipeg, 1957-1959; and Ryerson in Vancouver, 1966-1971. He was also Assistant Secretary in the Board of Home Missions and later a Secretary in the Board of Finance. He was elected General Secretary of the General Council in 1972. In 1975 and became minister at Timothy Eaton Memorial United Church in Toronto. He received a second Doctor of Divinity from St. Andrew's (Scotland) in 1978 and in that same year, he and his wife Bindy retired to British Columbia.

Sanders, Nora, 19??-

  • Person
  • 19??-

Nora Sanders (19??-) graduated with a degree in History from Western University in 1977. She was Deputy Minister of Justice in Nunavut before becoming the General Secretary of the General Council, a position she has held from 2006-2019.

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