General Secretary Selection Committee

General Secretary Selection Committee

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Opening/Closing Date: 
October 8, 2019 to November 4, 2019

The General Secretary Selection Committee is responsible for the integrity and fairness of the search and selection process and for presenting to the Executive a recommendation for appointment as the next General Secretary of The United Church of Canada. In conducting its work, the Selection Committee will reflect on the current needs and future directions of The United Church of Canada and make those priorities in their deliberations. The Selection Committee will work with an executive search firm to screen candidates and shortlist candidates to be interviewed. At this time we are recruiting three individuals who will be members at large from the United Church.

The Selection Committee will reflect a diversity of perspectives and experiences within the United Church and its regions and include both laypeople and ministry personnel. Consideration will be given to ensuring the presence of younger leaders of the church. It is a priority to include people who bring the lived experience of being Indigenous, racialized, or from other marginalized communities. This is part of the church’s commitment to ensure a diversity of perspectives in its deliberations.

Serving on the General Secretary Selection Committee is a significant commitment that will require active participation from each member of the committee.

For more information about this vacancy, please see the complete description in the pdf below.

Contact Information

To apply for this vacancy, please express interest or nominate someone.

All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please contact Member Engagement. Incomplete or late submissions cannot be considered.

For further information or assistance in expressing interest or nominating someone, please contact:

Member Engagement
The United Church of Canada
3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Tel: 416-231-5931, ext. 2211
Toll-Free: 1-800-268-3781, ext. 2211
Fax: 416-231-3103 attn: Member Engagement
E-mail:  nominate [at]