Employment Opportunities


Eastminster United Church
Pastoral Care and Seniors Ministry

This position is open to members in good standing of the Order of Ministry in The United Church of Canada, recently retired ministers or those otherwise eligible for presbytery appointments in The United Church of Canada.

The main duties:

  • Attend regular meetings of the pastoral Care Team and the Community Visitors.
  • Liaise with the Long Term Care Worship Team and provide communion at Hastings Manor (4 times p.a) and other facilities as requested by the Team.
  • Visitation – Weekly visitation to Quinte Health Care (Belleville site) and as needed at Trenton Memorial site. Ad hoc visiting as deemed necessary by the Pastoral Care Team to members and adherents on the Pastoral Care list.  Emergency and urgent home visitation as requested by members and adherents or referral requests by other members and adherents.
  • Develop a strong Senior’s Ministry with opportunities for fellowship, learning, and spiritual growth.
  • Regular attendance and periodic participation in the worship services at Eastminster when asked by the Lead Minister.
  • In consultation with the Lead Minister, preside at funerals and weddings

This position reports to the Lead Minister and M&P at Eastminster United Church and Kente Presbytery.  Please forward a resume to mailto:admin@eastminsterunited.ca

St. Andrew’s-by-the-Lake United Church, Kingston

Situated close to Lake Ontario, St. Andrew’s-by-the-Lake United Church is a warm, welcoming and inclusive community.  Outreach is important to us, and our unique multi-purpose building is a welcome resource for many community partners.  We are seeking an enthusiastic full-time minister who will offer leadership in our communal and individual spiritual journeys.  Our new minister will lead us in innovative and contemporary worship services that appeal to our theologically diverse congregation.  Music is an important element of our worship, and members enjoy active participation in the service.  The successful candidate will also coordinate and provide pastoral care and lead Christian education and spiritual growth opportunities.

We are located in a desirable neighbourhood of west Kingston, Ontario, close to conservation areas, shopping, restaurants and express bus service.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who are ordained, diaconal or designated lay ministers, or student interns. Please direct letter of application, resume and requests for information (including our JNAC report) to our corresponding secretary, Chris Scott, standbythelake@gmail.com by February 1, 2018.

Music Facilitator
Faith United Church, Courtice

Faith United Church in Courtice, ON  is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Music Facilitator to help us celebrate the Spirit and presence of God in our church.  We are a welcoming congregation of approximately 150 regular worshippers with many musical gifts and talents to share.  Our church has a three manual Casavant Freres organ, a Heintzman grand piano, a variety of other instruments, and a 25 voice choir.  Music plays a vital and integral role in our worship and is expressed in both traditional and contemporary styles.  The position offers 14 hours per week including one main Sunday service at 10:30a.m., weekly rehearsals, and other musical opportunities.  A job description is available on our website at:  www.faithunited.ca

Please submit resumes by January 22, 2018 to the Music Search Committee at faithunitedmusicsearch@gmail.com

Enniskillen-Tyrone PC

Enniskillen and Tyrone United Churches have recently amalgamated.
This amalgamation has generated excitement for new beginnings.
Enniskillen-Tyrone United Church seeks a faith leader who will help us carry this momentum forward.
Visit https://enniskillentyroneunitedchurch.wordpress.com/ to read our JNAC report.
For more information visit:  www.facebook.com/EnniskillenAndTyroneUnitedChurch

Applications will be accepted by David Timpson at mailto:opportunities@bayofquinteconference.ca until February 16, 2018.

Director of Youth Ministry
Eastminster United Church, Belleville

This position is open to Canadian residents who are members in good standing of a Christian church.
The ideal candidate will have a background or interest in education, ministry and/or theology, and will have strong leadership skills related to youth ministry.
The position my be ideal for someone thinking about full-time church ministry in the future.

The main duties will include:
– Establishing a regular program for church youth that is entertaining and has spiritual component.
– Teaching or staffing the Youth Sunday School class.
– Leading an annual weekend retreat for youth.
– Relating and connecting with teenagers on a personal level.
– Maintaining communication with youth and young families through email, phone, social media etc.
– Establishing a monthly e.news and calendar related to youth activities.
– Attending Sunday Service at Eastminster and leading the Children’s Moment when asked by the Lead Minister.
– Attending Staff meetings.
– Establishing and working with a Youth Committee.

This position will report to the Lead Minister.

Forward resume to admin@eastminsterunited.ca

Chalmers and Sydenham Street United Churches, Kingston

We seek an Intentional Interim Minister who wishes to serve two historic congregations in downtown Kingston.  Chalmers United Church and Sydenham Street United Church have chosen to move forward in an innovative model of shared worship, while maintaining the presence and ministry of each congregation in their heritage buildings.

We seek in minister who has a progressive, creative and scholarly theological framework; a keen interest in and commitment to pastoral care for all ages; excellent communication skills; a passion for social justice both locally and globally, and the training and ability to support our congregations through a time of transition.  One of the churches is an Affirming congregation, the other is examining the process to become officially Affirming.  Kingston, located at the east end of Lake Ontario, is a progressive city with a rich educational, cultural, and historic presence.  The vacancy is effective January 1, 2018.  The combined JNAC Report, as well as the Chalmers/Sydenham Street Visioning document and other relevant information regarding the life and work of the congregations may be found on either website:  http://sydenhamstreet.ca/ or chalmersunitedchurch.org

Applications will be accepted until January 31st, 2018 and should be submitted to Personnel Minister, David Timpson at opportunities@bayofquinteconference.ca and to the Combined Joint Search Committee care or jointsearch.kingston@gmail.com

St. Paul’s: Warkworth

St Paul’s United Church, a single-point charge in Warkworth, is seeking a full-time minister to continue guiding us on our spiritual journey.
Like the village itself, St. Paul’s church is a vibrant and active centre of community activities.
Over the past year our ministry has seen the addition of new families, including ones with young children, and we are looking forward to growing and solidifying this segment of our worship community
We also celebrate being an Affirming Ministry as part of Warkworth’s diverse community.
Our new minister will be warm, personable, outgoing and be prepared to engage in the life of the congregation and wider community.
Warkworth is a dynamic community in the breathtakingly beautiful Northumberland Hills where recreational possibilities abound.
Our community harmoniously marries the traditional, humble grace of rural life with an emerging urban culture of migrating families and retirees from the city.
For more information on St. Paul’s and to consult our JNAC report, please visit our website:  http://stpaulswarkworth.ca and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsunitedchurchwarkworth/  To find out more about Warkworth please visit:  http:/warkworth.ca/ and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/warkworth/
If you wish to be considered as a candidate for this postion, please submit your resume and your Skills, Gifts and Passions Profile document to Bay of Quinte Conference Office, attention David Timpson at: opportunities@bayofquitneconference.ca
We will be accepting resumes until November 15, 2017.
We look forward to hearing from you if you’re as excited about the new possibilities at St. Paul’s as we are!

Minister or Student Minister
Melville United Church, Eganville, ON

Melville United Church is seeking a permanent half-time minister or student minister.  Our church is located in beautiful Eganville on  the Bonnechere River and serves a larger rural area within Renfrew County.  We are a small church with a  genuine feeling of kinship, a strong commitment to our ministry  and members who are active in lay worship and pastoral care.  Our congregation has experience as a learning site from 2012 to 2017.  We are seeking a nurturing, engaging and enthusiastic candidate who can lead us in uplifting worship and provide leadership, pastoral care and support our congregation.  Our JNAC report is available online at:  http://www.uppervalleypresbytery.ca/new-pastoral-charge-list/eganville-melville-unite-church .  Resume’s, questions, etc. may be sent to Carolyn Green at l-green@nrtco.net or 613-633-6578.  Applications will be reviewed as received and a successful applicant will be accepted as soon as possible.


Minister (part-time)
Cannington, ON.

Trinity United Church is a congregation of open-hearted, roll-up-your-sleeves, music-loving people who love Jesus and want to show God’s love to the surrounding village of Cannington and beyond. We’re looking for leadership in scripture-based learning, worship that involves young and old, and pastoral care that responds to real needs in our community. A manse is available if required. For a feeling of who we are, go online to trinitycannington.ca.

Does this sound like a ministry that fits with who you are and where God is leading you?

As we are part of a Presbytery and a cluster of churches who are looking for new ways to be church why not start a conversation with us? There are several ways that this might happen depending on where you are in your journey. If you are M.Div. Graduate who is now ready to do a Supervised Ministry Education placement we are approved for a 60% time position. As a SME this could be coupled with a 40% Presbytery appointment to meet the occasional needs of the smaller churches in our area.

If you are an Ordained Minister, a Commissioned Diaconal Minister or an Admissions Candidate, our 60% may be coupled with two smaller congregations in our area as a Regional Ministry Our latest Annual Report and Joint Needs Assessment are available upon request from Sharon Woodrow at swoodrow2@gmail.com

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest with your resume, a statement of faith, copies of certificates showing completion of Boundaries and Racial Justice workshops, and a current (within the past 6 months) Police Records Check – Vulnerable Sector to Rev. David Timpson at personnel@bayofquinteconference,ca

Minister (part-time)
Marmora and Cordova Mines, Ontario 

An exciting opportunity awaits you in Eastern Ontario! Marmora Pastoral Charge is a rural 2 point charge which includes the communities of Marmora and Cordova Mines. We are seeking a part-time minister (24 hours per week) to meet the needs of our congregations and communities. Applicants from any stream of ministry will be joyfully considered. Our ministry’s focus is on worship and pastoral care. There is Sunday worship at each church. Our small but active congregations are looking forward to welcoming you to our faith family! Enquiries may be made through or Applications are to be forwarded to the Bay of Quinte Conference in care of David Timpson, personnel@bayofquinteconference.ca.

Ordained or Designated Minister (half-time)
Columbus Community United Church

Columbus Community United Church is currently seeking a half-time minister (ordained or designated). Columbus is a small rural village situated between the City of Oshawa and the lakeside town of Port Perry. Congregation members travel from all directions to share their faith, friendship, and sermons in a traditional style of worship. Members enjoy participating in worship service and work diligently as a team to foster a welcoming community, mission and service, and a supportive environment.

Further information may be found in our Joint Needs Assessment Report found at www.columbusunitedoshawa.com. Applications are to be forwarded to the Bay of Quinte Conference in care of David Timpson, personnel@bayofquinteconference.ca.

Minister (part-time)
Maynooth-Madawaska Pastoral Charge, Maynooth, Lake St. Peter, Whitney and Madawaska

We seek an ordained or diaconal minister (0.5) who will focus on pastoral care and community outreach.  We recognize that part-time positions can leave time for little more than sermons, so our strong lay support is prepared to lead a majority of the Sunday services, leaving you time for the pastoral care we so deeply desire.  We have a long tradition of welcoming ministers with gratitude for their individual gifts.  We seek a minister who will work with us to help develop our gifts as well.  Our four rural churches have learned to join together for services and to share in all our endeavours.  We are excited about the discerning and growth we have come through in the last 18 months.

We welcome all salary levels and can provide a fully equipped manse.  For further information or to apply, please email opportunities@bayofquinteconference.ca.  Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is confirmed.