Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada

Professional Ministry in Canada

The Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada (UUMOC) is the Canadian professional association of Unitarian and Universalist ministers. UUMOC is a chapter within the larger Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA).

Our vision as ministers serving in Canada:

We covenant together to promote excellence in ministry. Through personal learning and growth and mutual support, we equip ourselves to be visionary leaders within the Unitarian Universalist Movement in Canada and internationally. Together, we advocate for and uphold the profession of our liberal ministry within the guidelines of the UUMA code of professional practice.

Membership is open to any member or student member (candidate) of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association who is serving or has served a Canadian congregation or community ministry, to all Canadian Unitarian Universalist ministers, and to all retired Unitarian Universalist ministers living in Canada.

Our national annual retreat and meeting generally follows the annual meeting of the Canadian Unitarian Council, where we enjoy daily worship, professional development, and discuss matters relevant to the health of UU ministry in Canada. UUMOC is sub-divided into four clusters across Canada; these regional groups meet for retreats throughout the year. Ministers pay annual dues to support the work of UUMOC.

UUMOC is led by an elected executive committee which meets monthly by tele-conference.

UUMOC Executive 2016-17

RoleNameCongregation
PresidentRev. Samaya OakleySouth Fraser Unitarian Church
Past PresidentRev. Jessica Purple RodelaGrand River Unitarian Congregation
Vice-President Rev. Victoria IngramFirst Unitarian Church of Hamilton
SecretaryRev. Brian KielyUnitarian Church of Edmonton
TreasurerRev. Stephen AtkinsonPastoral Education at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton
Minister Observer to the BoardRev. Debra FaulkCalgary Unitarian Church

UUMOC Good Officers 2016-17

RegionNameCongregation
CentralRev. Jeff Brown
EastRev. Carole MartignaccoUnitarian Universalist Church of North Hatley
WestRev. Brian KielyUnitarian Church of Edmonton
WestRev. Debra FaulkUnitarian Church of Calgary
BCRev. Wendy McNiven