Church Board

We have a partnership among ministry staff, administrative staff and volunteer leaders to carry out our mission as a Centre of Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement. The governance of the church, carried out in accordance with the bylaws of the United Church of Canada, has five essential functions:

1. Policy development and accountability

2. Leadership development

3. Spiritual oversight

4. Church management

5. Property, trusts and investments

The congregation makes decisions on matters of policy. The Board is responsible to the congregation for the administrative functions of the church and meets regularly throughout the year.

Church Board   

Next Board meetings 2022:   September 21

First Metropolitan United Church is governed by a Church Board made up of a Chair, Vice-Chair (currently vacant), Secretary and up to four other members elected annually by the Congregation. The Board's primary purpose is to discern direction and vision for the congregation. Individual Board members also provide direct links between the Board and Ministry Teams which carry out various functions within the Church.

 Board members: Edeana Malcolm, Chair

                            Larry Scott, Secretary

                            Ross Breckon, Treasurer

                            Emily MacDonald

                            Marketa Mellows

                            Linden Holmen 

Please access your church directory to contact Board members, call the First Met office at (250) 388-5188 or email [email protected].

Property Management Task Group

 The First Met Board has approved terms of reference for a new body to replace the Redevelopment Task Group - the Property Management Task Group (PMTG). The Terms of Reference provide a new mandate with three key features related to reducing the unsustainability of First Met:

1) leasing and letting;

2) property improvement in support of leasing and letting or supportable for other reasons;

3) property sales or redevelopment if such opportunities arise.

Click here for the complete Terms of Reference

Members of the PMTG: Linden Holmen (Chair), Ross Breckon, Peter Clugston, David Bray, Jan Drent, Rev. Cheryl Black, Bruce Davies (Building Supervisor)

Future Search Group

Click here for information.

Halo Report

For full information and to view the Halo Project report for First Met, click here.

Strategic Plan 2020-2024

To view First Met's Strategic Plan, click here.

Minutes:

2022 Minutes of Board and congregational meetings

2021 Minutes of Board and congregational meetings

Minutes of the First Met Foundation and Board of Trustees

Policies:

For a list of First Met policies, click here.

Annual Reports:

For recent Annual Reports, click here.