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.

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Church Board   

Next Board meetings: September 18, October 23, November 20

First Metropolitan United Church is governed by a seven-member Church Board made up of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and four other members elected annually by the Congregation. One position is currently vacant. 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

                            Anne Carson, Secretary

                            Liane Clark

                            Ross Breckon

                            Jacquie Henderson

                            Emily MacDonald

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

Strategic Plan

The First Met Board held a strategic planning session June 16, 2019, with the Lead Minister, Team Leaders and interested members of the congregation. The session was facilitated by NM Consulting.

For the report of that session, click here.


2019 Minutes and reports of Board and congregational meetings

2018 minutes of Board, Council and congregational meetings, click here


For a list of First Met policies, click here.

Annual Reports