At the 2016 Synod of the Canadian District of the Northern Province of the Moravian Church in North America, delegates elected leaders for the upcoming four-year intersynodal period. The 2016 Synod was held at Camp Van-Es near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada May 13-15.
Greg Weir, a member of Good Shepherd Church in Calgary, was elected president of the BECD. Unlike other districts in the Northern Province, the BECD president can be either a layperson or clergy member. Greg is a recently-retired high school principal. He was elected on his first ballot. In addition to serving as president of the BECD, Greg will join the Provincial Elders’ Conference of the Moravian Church Northern Province.
Joining Greg on the BECD are the Rev. Matt Gillard, pastor of Heimtal Moravian Church in Leduc; Bob Hawkesworth, a member of Good Shepherd; Holly Heffernan, a member at Christ Community in Calgary; the Rev. James Lavoy, pastor at Rio Terrace Moravian in Edmonton; and Bryan Peacock, also a member at Rio Terrace. Bryan served as president BECD from 2012-16 and will continue on the board as a member.
Donna Gordon, a member at Christ Community, was elected as Canadian Moravian Mission Society chair. In this role, Donna will also serve as the Canadian District representative to the Board of World Mission.
Lynn Hennig, a member at Good Shepherd, was elected chair of the Camp Van-Es board, overseeing the work of the District’s camping ministry.
Elected members were installed at a service on Sunday, May 15. They will serve through the next Canadian District Synod in 2020.
Complete coverage of the Canadian District Synod will be in the July issue of the Moravian magazine.