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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

08/17/2018

Friday, August 17 — Psalm 100
Joshua 24:14–Judges 1:16; Luke 18:1–17

The Lord said, “You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city?” Jonah 4:10–11 (NASB)

Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other. 1 Corinthians 10:24

Creating Lord—you trusted us with one of the biggest responsibilities of all time: to care for your creation and all that is in it. Creation speaks to us and cannot be pushed past its boundaries. Help us tune our ears to listen to the voices that do not sound like ours. Amen.

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