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Pacific Mountain Regional Council of United Church of Canada

About Pacific Mountain Regional Council of UCC (BC Conference)
Pacific Mountain Regional Council(BC Conference) is an administrative and service-delivery body of The United Church of Canada. The executive Regional Minister is Treena Duncan. Pacific Mountainn Region Council provides staff, finances, advice, advocacy and programming resources to 200+ congregations, hundreds of ministry personnel and numerous ministries in British Columbia including camps, social service agencies, housing and care facilities, chaplaincies, hospitals and educational centres.

The Pacific Mountain Regional Council President(president-elect) is the elected at the Annual General Meeting. The President-Elect serves on the Regional Council Executive for one (1) year as President-Elect, two (2) years as President , and one (1) year as Past-President. The current president turns the reins over to the president-elect (elected at the previous AGM) at the conclusion of the meeting.

Next Meeting of Pacific Mountain Regional Council The general meeting met online on June 11-13 2021.
for more info see the Pacific Mountain Regional Council website.

President - Rev. Blair Odney

Short biographies follows:
Rev. Blair Odney, recently elected to the role of President of Pacific Mountain Region of the United Church of Canada at the 2017 AGM in Penticton. Blair is the lead minister at Lynn Valley United Church in North Vancouver where he has served for the past 10 years. Over those years, Blair has worked with the people of that congregation in the precarious work of property AND congregational redevelopment. Who are we as the people of the way, and how will we show up in this community, have been living questions. The number one priority for all of us at LVUC was to figure out how to be kingdom people even as we lived as itinerant church.

Blair has served the wider church in a number of capacities: he has served on the General Council Worship and Music Committee, he has chaired Music United - the United Church association of musicians. He has chaired Vancouver Burrard Presbytery, he has provided music leadership at many United Church events and last year, he chaired the Theme and Worship Committee of the general meeting of BC Conference.

One of the treasures that Blair brings forward from the clay jar, as an ambassador for Christ is the resounding gospel message that each of us is God's beloved, called into the fullness of who we are, to bring healing and hope to a world that seems to pit one against the other. Echoing the sixth day in the story of creation, the church's job is to help people to remember their goodness, and that of all creation; loving the world as God's loves the world.

Pacific Mountain Region Presidents

Years Name
2022-2024 Ms. Deborah Richards
2020-2022 Rev. Blair Odney
2018-2020 Rev. Jay Olson
2017-2018 Rev. Cari Copeman-Haynes
2015-2017 Rev. Keith Simmonds
2014-2015 Rev. Karen Medland
2012-2014 Rev. Jenny Carter
2011-2012 Rev. Deb Bowman


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