Moravian Church in North America

In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.

Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

Contact Us

Synod elects Board of Elders for Canadian District

0712canadanewBECDThe Moravian Church Canadian District Synod of 2012 elected the District’s Board of Elders (BECD) to serve four-year terms. The Board of Elders serves as the administrative leadership of the District.Bryan Peacock, a member of Rio Terrace Moravian Church in Edmonton, was elected president of the BECD. Unlike the other districts of the Moravian Church Northern Province, the president of the BECD can be either a pastor or lay member of the Church. Outgoing BECD president The Rev. Stephen Gohdes, pastor of Christ Moravian Church in Calgary, Alberta, served for the past eight years.

Other members elected to the seven-member BECD include: The Rev. Dr. Eileen Edwards, pastor of Good News Moravian Church and The Connection in Edmonton; The Rev. Josh Viste, pastor of Millwoods Moravian Church in Edmonton; Brandon Salyzyn, member of Good News Moravian Church in Edmonton; Marion Perrin, member of Rio Terrace Moravian Church in Edmonton; Lynne Hennig of Good Shepherd Church in Calgary; and Doug Thompson of Edmonton Moravian Church.

In addition, the Synod delegates elected chairpersons for the Camp Van-Es Board and the District Mission/Board of World Mission Representative. Election of these board members required a majority vote.

Marion Perrin of Rio Terrace Moravian Church in Edmonton was elected District Mission Chair, which also includes responsibility as the Canadian District representative to the Board of World Mission of the Moravian Church in America. Alice Sears, also of Rio Terrace, was elected as chair for the Van-Es board, overseeing Camp Van-Es. They will serve in these roles until the 2016 Synod.

 

From the July/August 2012 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts

05/22/2018

Tuesday, May 22 — Psalm 68:7–18
Numbers 11; Mark 13:1–13

When I was brought low, the Lord saved me. Psalm 116:6

Paul wrote: I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

God, you are our strength, our shield and our fortress. Uphold us when we are weak, and protect us. Remind us that we rely on you, not on ourselves, for you are the source of our power and our salvation. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Buy the Book