Who We Are
BC Conference supports the congregations, ministries and presbyteries of The United Church of Canada in BC in a variety of ways.
We focus on providing services that assist church personnel and maintaining good relationships between congregations and personnel. We also provide staff, finances, advice, advocacy, and program resources to presbyteries and congregations to enhance their work.
BC Conference presently has 19 staff people, eleven dispersed throughout BC, eight at the central Burnaby office, and one at the Conference archives at Dunbar Ryerson United Church. Several contractors also provide important services.
BC Conference is one of 13 Conferences of The United Church of Canada spread across the country. It serves over 200 congregations organized into 10 presbyteries (regional groupings of congregations). There are also numerous other ministries including camps, social service agencies, youth and young adult work, leadership development, new ministry initiatives, property development, affordable housing and care facilities, chaplaincies and educational centres.
BC Conference also supports the work of General Council. Here is a list of the people around the province who are members of committees for General Council.