Welcome to the New United Church of Canada 3 Council structure!
I’m happy to have this opportunity to introduce myself again and share a bit more about my work and the work of Pacific Mountain Region in support of the communities of faith in the Kootenays.
My name is Kathy Davies, and I am the Regional Minister supporting the congregations and communities of faith in what was formerly the Kootenay, Fraser and Westminster Presbyteries.
The primary focus of my work is to provide service and support to communities of faith and their leaders as we live into the covenantal relationship between the Region and the communities of faith. This support includes:
- Overseeing the needs assessment, appointment and call processes of communities of faith seeking ministry leadership
- support for visioning, mission-discernment, and strategic planning processes – including facilitation and workshops
- support for conflict resolution in communities of faith
- support and training for Ministry and Personnel Committees
- Providing or arranging for proactive, caring, pastoral care and support for ministry personnel in transition, distress or crisis;
- encouraging and supporting emerging clusters, networks of support for ministry personnel and cooperation between communities of faith
- providing information regarding church governance, property and legal matters; and referring communities of faith to the appropriate people and resources as needed
- Liaising with ecumenical partners related to shared ministries and assists in resolving shared ministry issues
Of course this would be impossible to do alone, and would not serve our communities of faith well. Ideally much of this work involves connecting with local volunteers who will have the capacity, knowledge and ability to support the work as well as the relationships. I will be here to provide resources and connection with the Region and wider United Church. We are not alone!
I hope to encourage cooperation and the sharing of our gifts and resources with each other as we continue to nurture vital and faithful ministry throughout the Kootenays, gifted by the Spirit and sustained through God’s ever abundant love.
The best ways to contact me:
Office phone: (604) 431-0434 Ext. 320 or
1-800-934-0434 Ext. 320
Please feel free to give me a call – very much looking forward to journeying with you!