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Shining Waters Regional Council Staff

PETER HARTMANS

PETER HARTMANS

Executive Minister

Phone: 416-231-7680 | 1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6117
Email: phartmans@united-church.ca

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council and Canadian Shield Regional Council

Location: Teleworks and spends time in each region.

Role: Peter provides leadership, counsel, and support for the governance and administration in the Regional Councils.

Contact Peter about: Budget and Policy; Media and Public Statements; Regional Joys and Concerns; Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, and Violence.

RACHAEL HOWES

RACHAEL HOWES

Executive Assistant and Administrative Support

Phone: 416-231-7680 | 1-800-268-3781
Extension: 
6144
Email: rhowes@united-church.ca 

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council and Canadian Shield Regional Council

Location: Works from the Main Office in Guthrie, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Role: Rachael provides administrative support to the Executive Minister, Regional Council Executive, and related Commissions.

Contact Rachael about: General Inquiries; Conference Call Booking; Copyright Information; Currents Newsletter; Family News; Incorporated Ministries; Minutes and Policies; Nominations; Regional Meeting.

SUSAN WHITEHEAD

SUSAN WHITEHEAD

Executive Assistant and Administrative Support

Phone: 705-474-3350  |  1-833-236-0281 Ext. 1
Email: swhitehead@united-church.ca

Serves in: Canadian Shield Regional Council and Shining Waters Regional Council

Location: Works from the North Bay Main Office.

Role: Susan is the Executive Assistant to Peter Hartmans and gives administrative support for the Canadian Shield and Shining Waters Regional Councils.

JODY MALTBY

JODY MALTBY

Regional Staff Lead and Communities of Faith Minister

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 
6226
Email: jmaltby@united-church.ca  

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council

Location: Teleworks and works from the Guthrie Main Office

Role: Jody coordinates the support to communities of faith, including coordinating the work of regional staff.

Contact Jody about: Conflict Resolution; Community Ministries; Congregational Finance; Covenants; Governance; Grants; Property Renovation or Sale; Transitions – amalgamations, collaboration, closures.

DALE HILDEBRAND

DALE HILDEBRAND

Pastoral Relations Minister

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6261
Email: dhildebrand@united-church.ca

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council

Location: Teleworks (part-time) from home in Toronto, Tuesday to Thursday.

Role: Dale encourages and supports ministry personnel toward health, joy, and excellence in ministry practice.

Contact Dale about: Conflict Resolution; Finding A New Minister; Lay Employees; M+P Committees; Licenses To Administer Sacraments; Pastoral Relationships Policy; Resources for Transition Times; Retirement; Sabbaticals; Sick Leave; Short Term Supply Ministers; Visiting Minister Options.  Dale is responsible for all the Communities of Faith and ministry personnel in the region that are located south of Highway 407.

 TODD MCDONALD

TODD MCDONALD

Pastoral Relations Minister

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6235
Email: tmcdonald@united-church.ca

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council

Location: Teleworks and works in the Guthrie Office.

Role: Todd encourages and supports ministry personnel toward health, joy, and excellence in ministry practice.

Contact Todd about: Conflict Resolution; Finding A New Minister; Licensed Lay Worship Leaders; Licenses To Administer Sacraments; Pastoral Relationships Policy; Resources for Transition Times; Retirement; Sabbaticals; Sick Leave; Short Term Supply Ministers; Visiting Minister Options. Todd is responsible for all the Communities of Faith and ministry personnel in the region that are located north of Highway 407.

SUSIE HENDERSON

SUSIE HENDERSON

Communities of Faith Minister for Equity and Innovation

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6262
Email: shenderson@united-church.ca 

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council

Location: Teleworks from home in Toronto

Role: Susie supports the regional council in planning and policy for equity and innovation and encourages and connects communities of faith as they adapt and experiment in changing times.

Contact Susie about: Affirming Ministry; Community of Faith Mapping Project; Equity Committee; Innovative Ministry; Wellspring Blog

JEFFREY DALE

JEFFREY DALE

Minister, Justice and Faith Formation

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6773
Email: jdale@united-church.ca 

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council and Canadian Shield Regional Council

Location: Teleworks and works in the Guthrie office

Role: Jeffrey encourages and connects communities of faith with matters of faith and justice and the regional council in youth and young adult ministry and matters of faith formation and liaises with the General Council in this regard.

Contact Jeffrey about: Affirming Ministry; Camping Ministries; Faith Formation; Guaranteed Income; Harm Reduction; Homelessness; Poverty; Social and Eco-justice; Worship and Music; Youth and Young Adult Ministry, United Church Women (UCW)

KIM UYEDE-KAI

KIM UYEDE-KAI

Communities of Faith Support, Intercultural Diversity, Anti-Racism and Right Relations Minister

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6173
Email: KUyedeKai@united-church.ca

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council

Location: Teleworks from her home in Toronto

Role: Kim encourages and connects communities of faith in their work and supports indigenous ministries in their relationship with the region and promotes and supports racial justice.

Contact Kim about: Anti-Racism; Conflict Resolution; Covenants; Governance; Intercultural Ministry; Right Relations; Vision and Mission

DONNA RUTZ

DONNA RUTZ

Communications and Administrative Support

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6145
Email: drutz@united-church.ca 

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council

Location: Teleworks from her home in Toronto

Role: Donna provides administrative support to the region as a whole including communications, record-keeping, event planning, office management, and reception.

Contact Donna about: General Inquiries; Community Events; Communication Oversite; Covenanting Services; General Inquiries; Records Management; Regional Events; Social Media; Updating Contact/Subscription Information; Website.

United Church of Canada staff who support Shining Waters Regional Council specifically as part of their assigned denominational work through the General Council Office:

MELODY DUNCANSON-HALES

MELODY DUNCANSON-HALES

Community of Faith Stewardship Support

Phone: 1-833-236-0281 Ext. 4
Email: MDuncanson-Hales@united-church.ca

Serves in: Canadian Shield and Shining Waters Regional Councils

Location: Teleworks from home.

Role: Melody is your go-to for all aspects of community of faith stewardship, including annual giving programs, year-round stewardship, Mission & Service, planned giving, the United Church Foundation and more. Melody also brings her experience to the modules of Called to Be the Church: The Journey, the United Church stewardship program.

Contact Melody about: Called to be the Church: The Journey program; Congregational Giving; Mission & Service; Planned Legacy Giving; Stewardship Education; The United Church Foundation.

Book an Appointment: To book time with Melody for a stewardship consultation, please click this link and book with “Melody Duncanson Hales”

KELLIE MCCOMB

KELLIE MCCOMB

Office of Vocation

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 2034
Email:  kmccomb@united-church.ca

Serves in: Canadian Shield Regional Council and Shining Waters Regional Council

Location: Teleworks from home in Paris, Ontario

Role: Supports the processes for the discernment and training of ministry personnel, the determination of their fitness/readiness for accreditation, the fulfillment of continuing education standards, and the formal processes for oversight and discipline of ministry personnel.

 

The United Church of Canada staff with employment which lies with Shining Waters Regional Council for administrative employment support and/or ministry support: 

Isaac Kamta: La Mission Protestante Francophone de Toronto (MPFT), the only francophone Community of Faith of The United Church of Canada in Toronto.

Alana Martin: Minister to the GO Project, The GO Project facilitates youth programs across the country. GO believes our mission is to create open programs and spaces for young people to learn how to put faith and love into action in the world.

Angie Hocking: Regent Park Community Ministry, becoming a Christian community of faith and justice in Regent Park. We seek to innovate, and to be compassionate, intercultural, and open to all.

Canadian Shield Regional Council staff who occasionally do work with Shining Waters Regional Council: 

 

Diane Matheson-Jimenez

Diane Matheson-Jimenez

Minister, Community of Faith Support

PHONE: PENDING
Extension: Pending
Email: dmatheson@united-church.ca

Serves in: Canadian Shield Regional Council

Location: Teleworks from home

Role: Diane provides support for the region by encouraging and connecting communities of faith as they adapt and experiment in changing times.

Contact Diane about: Conflict Resolution, Community Ministries, Congregational Finance, Covenants, Grants, Property, and Transitions – amalgamations, collaboration, closures.

Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Pastoral Relations Minister

Phone: 1-833-236-0281 Ext. 3
Email: rsmith@united-church.ca

Serves in: Canadian Shield Regional Council

Location: Teleworks and works in the Thunder Bay Office.

Role: Rob encourages and supports ministry personnel toward health, joy, and excellence in ministry practice.

Contact Rob about: Conflict Resolution; Finding A New Minister; Licensed Lay Worship Leaders; Licenses To Administer Sacraments; Pastoral Relationships Policy; Resources for Transition Times; Retirement; Sabbaticals; Sick Leave; Short Term Supply Ministers; Visiting Minister Options.

Melody Duncanson-Hales

Melody Duncanson-Hales

Minister, Community of Faith Support

Phone: 1-833-236-0281 Ext. 4
Email: MDuncanson-Hales@united-church.ca

Serves in: Canadian Shield Regional Council

Location: Teleworks from home

Role: Melody provides support for the region by encouraging and connecting communities of faith as they adapt and experiment in changing times.

Contact Melody about: Community Ministries, Congregational Finance, Covenants, Grants, Property, and Transitions – amalgamations, collaboration, closures.