Governance

The Governance at First United Church has successfully, and with the approval of Yellowhead Presbytery and the congregation, transitioned into a Board Model of governance. 

The Board consists of a chair, secretary and four members at large, the Treasurer, and two representatives to Yellowhead Presbytery. 

The chair of the  Ministry and Personnel Committee also sits on the Board, as they are an ongoing standing committee of the Board. 

A past chair or chair elect will also serve in the appropriate year.

Corresponding members are Property, United Church Women, Trustees and the Catering Group.

The Board is responsible for the policies and oversight of the church and it focuses on key issues pertaining to overall direction, purpose and mission. 

It works in close conjunction with the Minister and is ultimately responsible to the congregation.

Ministries of the church refer to all other work of the church community.

Areas of ministry are led and coordinated by Ministry Teams.  They are supported by the leadership of our Minister. 

The Ministry Teams, which includes all staff, paid or volunteer, is responsible for implementing the vision of our church.

Here many teams such as, Worship, Outreach, Stewardship, Youth Ministry, and Children's Ministry, to name a few, will work. These teams are accountable to the Team leader, the Ministry Personnel and ultimately to the congregation.

The Board and the Ministry Teams are on consistent conversation in areas around discernment and fulfillment of mission 

 

Click here to view the current board members.

Click here to view the updated policies.