Moderator Nominees

The Moderator will be elected from among the Commissioners of the 43rd General Council.

All nominees were asked to submit a biographical statement (max. 500 words) and a personal statement about the major issues they see facing the United Church (500–1000 words).  

(Nominees are listed below in alphabetical order. Watch this page for regular updates. You can also view the information in French.)

Moderator Nominee Susan Beaver

Rev. Susan Beaver
Ordained Minister
Nominated by Plains Presbytery (All Native Circle Conference)
Read Susan's profile [PDF]
Statement About Priorities and Leadership [PDF]
Watch Susan's Speech


Moderator Nominee Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud

Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud
Layperson
Nominated by Winnipeg Presbytery (Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario)
Read Tessa's profile [PDF]
Statement About Priorities and Leadership [PDF]
Watch Tessa's Speech


Moderator Nominee Richard Bott

Rev. Dr. Richard Bott
Ordained Minister
Nominated by Vancouver South Presbytery (British Columbia Conference)
Read Richard's profile [PDF]
Statement About Priorities and Leadership [PDF]
Watch Richard's Speech


Moderator Nominee David Hart

Rev. David Hart
Ordained Minister
Nominated by Halifax Presbytery (Maritime)
Read David's profile [PDF]
Statement About Priorities and Leadership [PDF]
Watch David's Speech


Moderator Nominee Cathy Larmond

Rev. Cathy Larmond
Ordained Minister
Nominated by Kent Presbytery (London)
Read Cathy's profile [PDF]
Statement About Priorities and Leadership [PDF]
Watch Cathy's Speech


Moderator Nominee Catherine Faith MacLean

Rev. Dr. Catherine Faith MacLean
Ordained Minister
Nominated by Edmonton Presbytery (Alberta and Northwest Conference)
Read Catherine's profile [PDF]
Statement About Priorities and Leadership [PDF]
Watch Catherine's Speech


Moderator Nominee Dr. Colin Phillips

Dr. Colin Phillips
Layperson
Nominated by Toronto South East Presbytery (Toronto)
Read Colin's profile [PDF]
Statement About Priorities and Leadership [PDF]
Watch Colin's Speech


Moderator Nominee Rev. Wanda Stride

Rev. Wanda Stride
Ordained Minister
Nominated by Kawartha Highlands Presbytery (Bay of Quinte Conference)
Read Wanda's profile [PDF]
Statement About Priorities and Leadership [PDF]
Watch Wanda's Speech


Moderator Nominee Rev. Dr. Martha ter Kuile

Rev. Dr. Martha ter Kuile
Ordained Minister
Nominated by Toronto South East Presbytery (Toronto)
Read Martha's profile [PDF]
Statement About Priorities and Leadership [PDF]
Watch Martha's Speech


Moderator Nominee Rev. Donalee Williams

Rev. Donalee Williams
Ordained Minister
Nominated by Yellowhead Presbytery (Alberta and Northwest Conference)
Read Donalee's profile [PDF]
Statement About Priorities and Leadership [PDF]
Watch Donalee's Speech


Ask the Nominees

Each week leading up to GC43, we are asking the Moderator Nominees one question to help everyone get to know them.

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