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East Central Ontario Regional Council Staff

Reverend Darren Liepold

Reverend Darren Liepold

Pastoral Relations Minister

Phone: 1-800-268-3781 Ext. 6116
Email: Dliepold@united-church.ca

Darren has been named as ‘Acting Executive Minister’ until the new EM is ready to begin their role

Darren is an Ordained Minister in The United Church of Canada (Saskatchewan 1990). He has provided Intentional Interim leadership in various urban and rural pastoral charges of the former Toronto Conference, in Saskatchewan, in Australia and as the Mission and Service Fund Officer for the General Council Office. Click here for more information.

Joel Miller

Joel Miller

Program Assistant to the Executive Minister

Phone: 1-800-268-3781 Ext. 6152
Email: JMiller@united-church.ca

Joel Miller, most recently Office Administrator for the Synode Montreal & Ottawa Conference, is focused on providing lead administrative support to the Executive Minister of the Regional Councils 11, 12 & 13. Joel has a primary office in Lachine, Québec. Click here for more information.

Reverend Lillian Roberts

Reverend Lillian Roberts

Vocational Minister - Ministry Personnel Accountability

Phone: 1-800-268-3781 Ext. 6163
Email:   LRoberts@united-church.ca

Currently the Vocational Minister staff position is being shared by two part-time staff. Lillian’s focus is the work related to the accountability of ministry personnel for the East Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario Outaouais and Nakonha:ka Regional Councils. Click here for more information.

Reverend Caroline Penhale

Reverend Caroline Penhale

Vocational Minister responsible for the Candidacy Pathway

Phone: 1-800-268-3781 Ext. 2009
Email: CPenhale@united-church.ca

Currently the Vocational Minister staff position is being shared by two part-time staff. Caroline’s focus will be the Vocational Minister responsible for Candidacy Pathway for the East Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario Outaouais and Nakonha:ka Regional Councils. Click for more information.

Reverend Roger Janes

Reverend Roger Janes

Stewardship & Gifts Officer, Philanthropy Unit

Phone: 709-486-3239
Email: rjanes@united-church.ca

Roger supports churches and individuals in all areas of stewardship whether that be setting and reaching mission and service goals, developing an annual budget or leaving a legacy gift. Why not give Roger a call and see how he can help you or your church live out God’s mission of compassion and generosity?  Click here for more info.

Sharon Hull

Sharon Hull

Minister for Spiritual Nurture, Respectful Relationships and Justice with All Ages

Phone: 1-800-268-3781 Ext. 6165
Email: SHull@united-church.ca

Sharon’s focus is to promote/resource/support ECORC priorities around faith formation, ecumenical and inter-faith relationships, regeneration and new ministries, lifelong education, and social justice with all ages and stages. Click here for more information.

Reverend Rodney Smith-Merkley

Reverend Rodney Smith-Merkley

Minister for Respectful Relationship and Indigenous Justice

Phone: 1-800-268-3781 Ext. 6164
Email: RSMerkley@united-church.ca

Rodney’s focus is to promote/resource/support ECORC priorities around Truth and Reconciliation. Click here for more information.

Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson

Communications and Administration Assistant

Phone: 1-800-268-3781 Ext. 6146
Email: eastcentralontario@united-church.ca

The Communication and Administration Assistant’s focus is to expand community engagement and connections, particularly (but not exclusively) through use of the ECORC website, social media platforms and internal & external publications. This position also responds to general inquiries to the ECORC.

Tim Hackborn

Tim Hackborn

MINISTER FOR THE OFFICE OF VOCATION - INDIGENOUS CHURCH

Phone: 1-800-268-3781 Ext. 2223
Email: Tim Hackborn

Tim’s work supports the Candidacy Pathway and the oversight and discipline of ministry personnel for the Indigenous Church across Canada.

Martha Pedoniquotte

Martha Pedoniquotte

COMMUNITY CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Phone: 519-373-2860
Email: Martha Pedoniquotte

Martha will be working with the Indigenous communities of faith in Ontario and Quebec as we continue the journey of living with respectful relationships. Click for more information.