A statement on the Forum model of The Canadian Council of Churches

The Executive Committee of the Governing Board

Governing Board 2018 – 2021

Anglican Church of Canada

The Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan, CCC  Past President

Canon Mary Conliffe

The Ven. Archdeacon Dr. Michael Thompson

The Very Rev. Peter Wall


Apostolic Catholic Church of Canada 

The Rev. Fr. John Benjamin Vic Paradero, OMHS

The Rev. Fr. Jose Mark John Jamili


Armenian Holy Apostolic Church – Canadian Diocese

His Eminence Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, The Primate

The Very Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian

British Methodist Episcopal Church of Canada

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Chester A. Searles


Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec 

The Rev. Tim McCoy

Mr. Jesse Smith

Canadian Baptists of Western Canada 

The Rev. Rob Ogilvie

The Rev. Dr. David Simpson


Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms

Mr. Ed Colquhoun

Ms. Lee Nicholas-Pattillo


Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Most Rev. Bishop Gerard P. Bergie

Sr. Donna Geernaert, CCC – Chair, Commission on Justice and Peace 

The Most Rev. Bishop Pierre Goudreault

Sr. Gill Goulding. CCC – Vice-President

The Rev. Msgr. Frank Leo, Jr., C.S.S.


Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Garbin


Christian Reformed Church in North America 

Rev. Dr. Michael R. Wagenman

The Rev. Dr. Darren Roorda

Ms. Kathy Vandergrift, CCC – Vice-President

Coptic Orthodox Church of Canada

The Rev. Fr. Ammonius Guirguis

The Rev. Fr. Peter Saad


Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Canada 

The Rev. L.K. Fr. Messale Engeda


Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

The Rev. JoAnne Lam

The Rev. Paul Gehrs

Ms. Pat Lovell, CCC – Vice-President


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada 

The Very Rev. Archpriest Fr. Peter J. Avgeropoulos


Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church 

The Rev. Fr. Daniel Chacko

Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos


Mar Thoma Syrian Church 

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa

The Rev. Moncy Varughese


Mennonite Church in Canada 

The Rev. Douglas Klassen


Orthodox Church in America  Archdiocese of Canada

Dr. Paul Ladouceur

Prof. Richard Schneider, CCC – Chair, Commission on Faith & Witness


Polish National Catholic Church of Canada

The Rev. Fr. Zbigniew Kozar

Dr. Jasmine D’Costa


The Presbyterian Church in Canada

Mr. Norm Creen, CCC – Treasurer

The Rev. Amanda Currie

The Rev. Stephen Kendall, CCC – President

The Rev. Matthew Sams


Regional Synod of Canada  Reformed Church in America 

The Rev. Marijke Strong

Religious Society of Friends – Canadian Yearly Meeting (Quakers) 

Dr. Rosemary Meier

Ms. Beverly Shepard

Mr. Robert (Bob) Clarke, CCC – Chair, Personnel Committee


The Salvation Army

Lt. Col. Jim Champ

Major Kester Trim

Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada

The Most Rev. Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak

The Very Rev. Fr. Alexander Laschuk


Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada 

The Rev. Fr. Dr. Jaroslaw Buciora

The Very Rev. Archpriest Fr. Walter Makarenko

The Rt. Rev. His Grace Bishop Andriy (Peshko)

The United Church of Canada 

The Rev. Paula M. Gale

The Rev. Martha Martin

The Rev. Dr. John Young


Affiliate Members

A Rocha Canada 

Luke Wilson


Canadian Bible Society  

The Rev. Dr. Rupen Das


Citizens for Public Justice 

Rev. Willard Metzger


Friendship Ministries  

The Rev. Bernard De Jonge


The Gideons International in Canada 

Giorgio Gori

Dave Kenny


The Yonge Street Mission  

Ms. Angie Peters (Draskovic)


Alternate Members

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Dr. Robert Di Pede

Mr. Kyle Ferguson (also CCC Nominations Committee)

Dr. Patrick Fletcher (also CCC Faith & Witness Commission)


Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada

The Rev. Ann Stainton


Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Canada 

Mr. Alemayehu Zenebe


Religious Society of Friends – Canadian Yearly Meeting (Quakers) 

Ms. Carol Dixon


The United Church of Canada

Dr. Gail Allan




Be in Christ Church of Canada 

The Rev. Doug P. Sider


Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada 

The Rev. Dr. Peter Reid

The Rev. Martin Zwicker


The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada 

The Rev. David C. Freeman


The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada  

The Rev. Frank Patrick

The Rev. David Wells