Property Resource Service

Changing demographics and dynamic ministries have increasingly made property issues significant to the life and work of the United Church. It is a challenge of our age to re-define and re-imagine the use of our buildings and properties to continue living out our mission.

As congregations across British Columbia take on this challenge, the BC Conference Property Resource Team is available to provide leadership on property assessment and development matters.

Directed by Executive Secretary Doug Goodwin and mandated by the BC Conference Executive, the small team is led by Conference staff Terry Harrison in partnership with Justen Harcourt, a senior consultant with Colliers International Consulting Services, and legal advisor Cameron White from the firm of Derpak White Spencer LLP, along with other specialized consultants, as needed.

The team is available upon request to work with Presbyteries, congregations and other ministries to re-purpose property assets into financial assets to serve new forms of congregational life now and for generations to come.
Read more about this initiative in Assets & Possibilities: The Faithful Stewardship of United Church Property.

To request this service, contact:

  • dgoodwin [at] bc [dot] united-church [dot] ca (Doug Goodwin) (Executive Secretary) (604) 431-0434 or 1-800-934-0434 (toll-free in BC)
  • terry2 [at] shaw [dot] ca (Terry Harrison) (Property Resource Team Lead) (250) 514-1064