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
|President||Rev. Samaya Oakley||South Fraser Unitarian Church|
|Past President||Rev. Jessica Purple Rodela||Grand River Unitarian Congregation|
|Vice-President||Rev. Victoria Ingram||First Unitarian Church of Hamilton|
|Secretary||Rev. Brian Kiely||Unitarian Church of Edmonton|
|Treasurer||Rev. Stephen Atkinson||Pastoral Education at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton|
|Minister Observer to the Board||Rev. Debra Faulk||Calgary Unitarian Church|
UUMOC Good Officers 2016-17
|Central||Rev. Jeff Brown|
|East||Rev. Carole Martignacco||Unitarian Universalist Church of North Hatley|
|West||Rev. Brian Kiely||Unitarian Church of Edmonton|
|West||Rev. Debra Faulk||Unitarian Church of Calgary|
|BC||Rev. Wendy McNiven|