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Are you interested in becoming a General Council Commissioner?

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Commissioner Nominations

The Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne invites you to consider becoming a nominee for General Council Commissioner.

Process for electing commissioners to the 45th General Council Meeting

The General Council of The United Church of Canada will meet in Calgary in August 2025. Shining Waters Regional Council may elect 14 commissioners to attend the meeting and serve as members of the General Council for three years, beginning in June 2025. Commissioners will also participate in educational sessions beginning in April 2025.

Please see the position description for GC45 Commissioners (PDF | 2 pages) for further details on what expectations will be required.

The deadline for application submissions to be a GC45 Commissioner is now extended to Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

After a process of recruitment and discernment, the SWRC Nominations Committee will propose a slate of commissioners that will include:
• At least four ministry personnel, one of whom will be a first alternate in case no candidates for Moderator are nominated;
• At least four lay people, one of whom will be a first alternate in case no candidates for Moderator are nominated;
• At least four people intentionally selected to reflect diversity not otherwise reflected;
• At least one youth or young adult;
• At least two or three additional alternates will be elected.

The regional council will vote on the slate of commissioners at our regional meeting being held on June 7- 8, 2024.

An online meeting may present barriers for some people to serve as commissioners. Shining Waters Regional Council will do whatever we can to assist in the removal of those barriers.

For more information, please contact Jody Maltby: jmaltby@united-church.ca
416-231-7680 or toll free 1-800-268-3781, ext. 6226.

Nomination Application