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Minister’s Desk

Welcome to Our Minister

The Governance Board and congregation of St. James are pleased to welcome Rev. Ryk Brown as our new full time minister at St. James.

The congregation voted to approve Rev. Ryk’s call to St. James at the congregational meeting November 12, 2017.

Of the applications received for the ministry position, Rev. Ryk stood out. We are confident he will provide meaningful and spiritual ministry to St. James.

Rev. Ryk has skills and experience in both Contemporary/Café style and Traditional services. He has a history of working with volunteers and being creative, warm and caring and demonstrates strength of faith.  Rev Ryk is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada with two decades of congregational ministry.  He has read our Joint Needs Assessment report and feels a strong lead of the spirit to St. James.  Rev. Ryk was described by one of his references as creative, innovative, a trained musician with an artistic mind, who can communicate using different mediums in addition to verbal communication.  These traits are a great fit with our Joint Needs Assessment recommendations. 

Rev. Ryk will be our pulpit supply minister for December, leading Sunday worship services as well as Christmas Eve services, and will begin his call as the full time minister at St. James as of January 1, 2018.