BC Conference Minister

Welcome to Carolyn Rogers

BC Conference has announced the appointment of
Carolyn Rogers as our 
Kootenay Presbytery Conference Minister serving in this half time position as of June 1, 2016. 


“Kootenay Presbytery is delighted to welcome the ministry of Carolyn Rogers, in her role as Conference Minister. Carolyn’s history here will be an asset as we begin to navigate some new territory, both as pastoral charges and as a presbytery preparing for the possible changes across the denomination. Carolyn’s presence and wisdom will be very helpful assets as we continue to live out the Gospel and proclaim the good news of the promise of peace and justice for all.” 

Greg Powell
Chair, Kootenay Presbytery


FullSizeRender I have been attending Windermere Valley Shared Ministry in Invermere since 2009, and live at Panorama Mountain Village.

Spiritual Formation:
I completed two years of Spiritual Direction with Therese DesCamp, and one year with Jamie Powers through the Vancouver School of Theology.  Through this process, I have grown in personal faith, emotional maturity, moral integrity, and public witness
Created, Chosen, Called” Discernment Weekend sponsored by BC Conference UCC gave me an opportunity to explore my call to ministry with Brenda Fawkes and Ivy Thomas in June 2013 at the Naramata Centre
Spiritual Gifts Inventory: While a Lay Rep for WVSM at Kootenay Presbytery I completed the discernment tool which identified my top five spiritual gifts as Creativity, Teaching, Encouragement, Hospitality and Evangelism.

I am presently enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Public and Pastoral Leadership (MA-PPL) program through Vancouver School of Theology (VST). While giving my ministry to Kootenay Presbytery I will be continuing my studies at VST.

Music leadershipI have a passion for music and you might recall I would play the flute at Presbytery Gatherings.

I am looking forward to serve you again in a new relationship, offering my guidance and support as we move into an exciting time in The United Church of Canada and in particular, our time in Kootenay Presbytery.

Blessings, Carolyn

Presbytery Events

Kootenay Presbytery is saying “Good bye” to two of its ministers and marking the changes within two pastoral charges:

Rev. Frank Lewis in Cranbrook Pastoral Charge,
and Rev. Michael Hare in Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge.

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 colleagues, friends and family are invited to an informal reception to celebrate Frank’s ministry and his retirement from ministry. Join him at St. Eugene’s Mission between 2 and 5 pm (MDT).
On Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 10:00 am (MDT) there will be a special service to celebrate Frank’s ministry at Cranbrook United Church.

Salmo United Church is closing. On Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 10:30 am there will be a final service to mark this occasion. Lunch will follow.

On Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2:00pm (PDT) at Trail United Church everyone is invited to a Service of Farewell to Michael, its Interim Minister, and to mark the changes within CIF Pastoral Charge involving Beaver Valley United Church, Rossland/Trail United Churches, and Salmo United Church.


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 BurtonUC 

 St Andrew’s United Church
Burton Pastoral Charge
is closing 

A special ceremony will mark
this occasion on
May 29, 2016
at 2:00 pm

All are Invited