Our Minister

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Minister
Elizabeth Amirault M. Div.

343-363-0754
minister.wiuc@cogeco.ca

Elizabeth graduated with her Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Queen’s School of Religion in 2012 and continues to study toward completion of a Master of Theological Studies (MTS).  Elizabeth’s call is to Spiritual Care and she has been working toward become a Spiritual Care Practitioner, through the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).  Elizabeth is working toward ordination in the United Church of Canada and is currently a Candidate Supply completing a 2-year Supervised Ministry Experience (SME) here at Wolfe Island United Church, after which she will become an ordained minister.  Although not yet ordained, Elizabeth has been granted authorization from Bay of Quinte Conference to provide sacramental ministry and the license to perform marriages.  (license application is pending Ontario government approval at this time.)


Our Past Ministers

Until 1973, our church was led by students provided by Kingston Presbytery of the United Church of Canada.  If an ordained minister was required for sacramental ministry, Kingston Presbytery would ensure one was available as needed.

From 1973 to 1978, Rev. Ronald Sweeny provided half time ministry.  From 1978 to 1990, Rev. John Cotton provided full time ministry to our church.  Rev. Cotton was also the Chaplain at the Kingston hospitals, so he and his family remained in Kingston.  From 1990 to 1995 we were led by Rev. Gloria LaComte and from 1995 to 2002, Rev. Ann MacDermaid became our minister at 60% time.

From 2003 to 2010, Terry Wood was our Designated Lay Pastor.  From September 2010 to July 2011, we were led by a Candidate Supply, Erin Burns, who continued with us after her Ordination until 2014.  In the fall of 2015 we were let by Rev. Mike Bohler, a retired minister who worked half time with is until September 2017.

Our church was able to continue its ministry and remain vibrant and active through pulpit supply until July 1, 2018, when Elizabeth Amirault, a Candidate Supply, became our new minister.