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Pacific Mountain Region of United Church of Canada

The 2020 AGM was to be held in May at Victoria BC at the historic Crystal Garden convention centre. The May 2020 General Meeting of the Pacific Mountain Regional Council (due to Covid-19) is postponed until October 16-18, 2020. The 2020 General Meeting will be virtual using an electronic format.
The mantel of President was passed from Rev Jay Olson to Blair at the Saturday June 27, 2020 in the Celebration of Ministry Service at Highlands United Church in Vancouver.
for more info see the Pacific Mountain Region website.

About Pacific Mountain Region of UCC (BC Conference)
Pacific Mountain Region (BC Conference) is an administrative and service-delivery body of The United Church of Canada. The executive Regional Minister is Rev. Treena Duncan. We provide staff, finances, advice, advocacy and programming resources to 200+ congregations, hundreds of ministry personnel and numerous ministries in British Columbia including camps, social service agencies, housing and care facilities, chaplaincies, hospitals and educational centres.


President - Rev. Blair Odney

Short biographies follows:
Rev. Blair Odney, recently elected to the role of President of Pacific Mountain Region of the United Church of Canada at the 2017 AGM in Penticton. Blair is the lead minister at Lynn Valley United Church in North Vancouver where he has served for the past 10 years. Over those years, Blair has worked with the people of that congregation in the precarious work of property AND congregational redevelopment. Who are we as the people of the way, and how will we show up in this community, have been living questions. The number one priority for all of us at LVUC was to figure out how to be kingdom people even as we lived as itinerant church.

Blair has served the wider church in a number of capacities: he has served on the General Council Worship and Music Committee, he has chaired Music United - the United Church association of musicians. He has chaired Vancouver Burrard Presbytery, he has provided music leadership at many United Church events and last year, he chaired the Theme and Worship Committee of the general meeting of BC Conference.

One of the treasures that Blair brings forward from the clay jar, as an ambassador for Christ is the resounding gospel message that each of us is God's beloved, called into the fullness of who we are, to bring healing and hope to a world that seems to pit one against the other. Echoing the sixth day in the story of creation, the church's job is to help people to remember their goodness, and that of all creation; loving the world as God's loves the world.

Pacific Mountain Region Presidents

Years Name
2020-2021 Rev. Blair Odney
2018-2020 Rev. Jay Olson
2017-2018 Rev. Cari Copeman-Haynes
2015-2017 Rev. Keith Simmonds
2014-2015 Rev. Karen Medland
2012-2014 Rev. Jenny Carter
2011-2012 Rev. Deb Bowman

 

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