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Governance

Quick links to sections on this page:
About | Policies | MinutesMembers | Staff

Organizational Chart

For a quick overview of our governance model see our Organizational Chart
You can click on the Commission/Committee to go directly to their page.

About the Executive

The Regional Council Executive does the continuing work of the Regional Council when the Regional Council is not meeting.  (The Manual 2021 Section C.3).  The primary role of the Executive is to develop and monitor policies that enable the Region to live out its mission.

Policies

Regional Council Policies

Executive Policies

  • Regional Council Executive Policy This policy provides direction to the Executive, which continues the work of the Regional Council when the council is not meeting.
  • Sub-Executive​  This policy outlines the composition and responsibilities of the sub-executive.
  • Mission Policy This policy outlines the mission of the Region.
  • Conflict of Interest  This policy provides direction to members of the Executive and others appointed by the Executive on when to participate and when to refrain from participating in Executive discussion and decision-making.
  • Communication This policy outlines the direction for communication in Shining Waters Region.
  • Regional Fund This policy outlines the uses and restrictions of the Regional Fund.
  • Right Relations and Indigenous Ministries Fund This policy recognizes that a new fund to support Right Relations and Indigenous Ministries was established and will receive funds in the future.
  • Property Policy This policy outlines the responsibilities of the Regional Council Executive with respect to property matters and the role of the Communities of Faith Commission in working with the communities of faith regarding property matters.
  • Property Management This policy outlines the property management arrangement with Toronto United Church Council (TUCC).
  • Distribution of Proceeds from Sale of a Property  This policy provides direction to the Executive for the disposition of property or cash received from the sale of property by a community of faith that has closed or disbanded.
  • Remuneration Policy This policy provides guidance to the Executive with respect to remuneration for individuals providing services to communities of faith on behalf of / at the request of the region.
  • Equity Committee Policy This policy outlines the mandate, purpose, authority, membership and responsibilities of the Equity Committee and the relationship with the Executive.
  • Grants Review Committee Policy   This policy outlines the purpose, accountability, authority and responsibilities of the Grants Review Committee and the relationship with the Executive.  (Committee members listed below.)
  • Mission Support Committee Policy  This policy outlines the purpose, accountability, authority and responsibilities of the Mission Support Committee and the relationship with the Executive and available funds. (Committee members listed below)
  • Nominations Committee Policy  This policy outlines the purpose, accountability, authority, membership and responsibilities of the Nominations Committee and the relationship with the Executive.

Executive Minister Policies

  • Budget Process  This policy outlines the budget process to be followed by the Executive Minister.
  • Correspondence  This policy provides direction to the Executive Minister on what correspondence should be directed to the attention of the executive.
  • Incorporated Ministries  This policy names the executive’s expectations to be followed by the Executive Minister regarding incorporated ministries.
  • Marriage Licenses  This policy names the responsibility of the Executive Minister with respect to Marriage Licences
  • Responsibilities and Accountability  This policy outlines the responsibilities and accountability of the Executive Minister.

Additional Policies

Policies relating to the Commissions are on the individual Commission pages.  You can access them here:

Communities of Faith 
Pastoral Relations 
Social and Ecological Justice
Equity
Intercultural Diversity

 

Minutes

This is where the minutes of the Executive will be posted once they have been approved. Minutes will be archived here for 18 months and then removed. If you require access to regional minutes that are older than 18 months ago, please contact Rachael Howes at rhowes@united-church.ca for assistance. Thank you.

2021

2019 – 2020

Record of Proceedings

 

You can find Toronto Conference presbytery minutes on our Archived Record of Proceedings page, dating from 2009 to 2018. Please contact the The United Church of Canada Archives if you require access to older documents.

Members

Executive

  • President: David Leyton-Brown
  • Jingle Ayupan
  • Pat Edmonds
  • Allan Holditch
  • Kirsty Hunter
  • Isaac Kamta
  • Steven Loweth
  • Lynn Mooney
  • Allyce Mutungi
  • Moon Ja Park
  • Daniel Reed
  • Dong-Chun Seo
  • Jessica Stevenson

Staff Support: Peter Hartmans Shining Waters Regional Council Executive Minister

Mission Support Committee 

  • Deborah Hart
  • Sarah Lough
  • Ron Wigle
  • Tom MacNeil

Grants Review Committee

  • Peter Farwell
  • Nicole Hwang
  • Angus MacLennan
  • Paul Rose
  • John Joseph Mastandrea
  • Bruce Chappell
  • Dan Clark

Staff Support

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.