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Governance

Three Courts: a new governance model for The United Church of Canada

As of January 1, 2019, The United Church of Canada adopted a three-council structure, consisting of communities of faith, regional councils and a denominational council.  Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council is one of 16 new regional councils in The United Church of Canada, replacing former conferences and presbyteries.

EOORC Executive

as of June 2019

Past President – Don Stiles (OM) (1year)
President – Bronwen Harman (L) (2years)
President-Elect – Takouhi Demirdjian-Petro (OM) (3 years)
Indigenous Community – Teresa Burnett-Cole (OM) (1 year)
9 other members at large – Jim Allen (L) (3years), Elaine Beattie (OM) (1 year), Jodi Fisher (L) (3years, Linda Suddaby (L) (1year), Mary Royal (OM) (3years), Cathy Ryan (L) (3 years, Linda Stronski (L) (3years), Stephane Vermette (OM) (3 years), John Nordhof (3 years)

Corresponding Members
Rosemary Lambie (Regional Executive Minister), Joel Miller (Assistant to REM and Secretary of Region), Anita Jansman (Communications and Administrative Assistant), Dana Ducette (Youth), Jane Dawson (Clusters and Networks), Whit Strong (Pastoral Relations), Karen Valley (Office of Vocation), Brian Cornelius (Treasurer)

Leadership Teams

Licensed Lay Worship Leaders

Licensed Lay Worship Leaders are members of the laity who feel a call to preaching and worship leadership. A Lay Licensed Worship Leader provides occasional worship leadership and preaching within the bounds of the Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council when the regular called or appointed minister is unable to do so in a pastoral charge. LLWL Handbook