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Call for Nominations

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Current Opportunities to Get Involved

Commissions and Committees

​Shining Waters Regional Council is currently recruiting new members for the following:

  • President Elect
  • Regional Council Executive
  • Communities of Faith Commission
  • Intercultural Diversity Commission
  • Social and Ecological Justice Commission
  • Grants and Mission Support Committee
  • Intentional Interim Ministry Committee
  • Licensed Lay Worship Leader Committee
  • Nominations Committee

The mandates can be found here:

President Elect (PDF | 5 pages) – includes description of President, Past President and President Elect positions
Regional Council Executive (PDF | 2 pages)
Communities of Faith Commission (PDF | 3 pages)
Intercultural Diversity Commission (PDF | 2 pages)
Social and Ecological Justice Commission (PDF | 2 pages)
Grants and Mission Support Committee (PDF | 2 pages)
Intentional Interim Ministry Committee (PDF | 2 pages)
Licensed Lay Worship Leader Committee (PDF | 2 pages)
Nominations Committee (PDF | 2 pages)

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 29, 2024. The Nominations Committee will prayerfully consider all applications and will advise candidates if their name will be put forward for consideration by the Regional Council at its meeting on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

Expressions of interest should be directed to Jody Maltby by email to  jmaltby@united-church.ca  or by calling 416-231-7680 or toll free 1-800-268-3781, ext. 6226.


Festival of Faith 2025 Planning Team

Shining Wateres Regional Council is currently accepting expressions of interest for the 2025 Festival of Faith Planning team. Since the Festival of Faith is going to be a joint effort between Shining Waters and Canadian Shield regions, positions on the planning team will include 4 representatives from SWRC and 4 from CSRC.

Of the 4 SWRC reps to the planning team, we need to name:

  • (1) Co-Chair for the Planning Team (to work in concert with the CSRC Co-Chair); and,
  • (3) Planning Team Members.

Click on this link to look at the job description of both the Co-Chairs and Members: Festival of Faith Planning Team Policy  (PDF | 2 pages)

Expressions of interest should be sent by contacting Jody Maltby at jmaltby@united-church.ca.


Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is a committee where expertise is gathered, best practices and knowledge retained and individuals are identified to be nominated to the executive, commissions and committees of the region.

  • Maria Christina Conlon (Chair)
  • Sarah Jane Wetelainen
  • Steven Loweth
  • Greg Daly
  • Martha ter Kuile


  • Nominations Committee Policy  This policy outlines the purpose, accountability, authority, membership and responsibilities of the Nominations Committee and the relationship with the Executive.

Staff Support



Regional Staff Lead and Communities of Faith Minister

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
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.



Executive Assistant and Administrative Support

Phone: 416-231-7680 | 1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6134
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.