Employment Opportunities

Bloomfield United Church, Prince Edward County, ON 

Bloomfield United Church is seeking a minister to provide spiritual guidance, leadership and an active pastoral care ministry.  This is a three-quarter time ministry where the minister will live in the manse, become a part of our community and share our compassion for those in need.  Our minister can draw on our Session , Stewards and Official Board for support and guidance, with administrative support from our part-time church secretary and music selection input from our music director.  We have active UCW and AOTS groups, which interact with our local community.  Our church, located in the historic village of Bloomfield in the centre of beautiful Prince Edward County, is a welcoming church with a strong attachment to Bloomfield and the surrounding area.

Check out our Living Faith Profile

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Bloomfield Part 2, Financial

Bloomfield Part 3 Manse

Please submit application to Personnel Minister, David Timpson at opportunities@bayofquinteconference.ca


Greenwood United Church, Ottawa Valley, ON 

Greenwood United Church is looking for a part-time (20 Hours) Ordained, DLM, Student or recent graduate.  Geeenwood is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley.  Worship and music are important.  Pastoral care is key.  Our area offers ski hills, hiking trails, sports parks, gold courses, fall fairs, music festivals.  We are approximately 1.5 hours from Ottawa.  There is no manse.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please send resume to David Timpson at dtimpson@united-church.ca .

Perth Road United Church:  Perth Road, ON 

You will be happy and pleasantly surprised to meet us.  We are a fun loving, warm, welcoming little church with a big heart nestled in a small rural village/cottage area, making a big difference in our community and the world.  We hope to welcome and walk with a half-time minister. Our new leader will help our congregation grow through inspirational worship and socially relevant sermons, pastoral care, and community outreach.  We’re looking for someone who  is warm, welcoming, empathetic, has a sense of humour and the ability to relate to all ages and the community at large.  We are hoping to attract some new young families to our little church.  We are a  30 minute drive from Kingston – a city which offers numerous amenities.  For general information about our church please visit our website at PRUC.ca or contact the chair of the search committee at karen.bach@utoronto.ca

Applications will be received until December 31, 2018 or until the position is filled.

Applications should be forwarded to David Timpson at dtimpson@united-church.ca


Rideau Ferry Pastoral Charge:  Rideau Ferry

Rideau Ferry: Bethel United church is seeking a full-time minister (Ordained or Diaconal) with strong worship and pastoral care skills to serve a committed and caring congregation in a rural environment a s a result of the retirement of our current minister.  Located in a picturesque area on the outskirts of Rideau Ferry, Ontario, we are within 20 minutes of Perth and Smiths Falls and 60 minutes of Ottawa and Kingston.

We are seeking a pastor with deep roots in the United Church and its issues, respect of the traditions of The United Church of Canada an open to growth and the introduction of new practices.  A desire to bring meaningful, relevant and spiritual messages to a welcoming congregation will be appreciated.  Our pastor should be willing to work collaboratively with well established committees (Property, Trustees, UCW, Stewardship), a part-time secretary, volunteer treasurer, and enthusiastic lay leaders.  The two music directors are happy to consult about music choices, themes, and special services through their work with a 12-14 person choir.  A love of music, a sense of humour and admiration of great home cooking would be welcomed.

For our Declaring/Changing Ministry Position (DMCP)Profile please refer to  Bethel United Church Website:  www.bethelchurchrideauferry.ca 

Resumes will be accepted until February 28, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is chosen.  Submit application to Personnel  Minister, David Timpson at:  opportunities@bayofquinteconference.ca


Kedron United Church:  Oshawa, Ontario

Kedron United Church is searching to fill a vacancy for a full-time ordained Minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care, as a result of the retirement of our current minister.  We are looking for someone who will engage and challenge the congregation to deepen our spirituality.  You will be joining an active suburban congregation eager to explore ways to grow our children, youth and young family ministries while continuing to support our current population’s needs.

For detailed information, check out our website:  http://kedronunitedchurch.com/ or contact Wendy Kennedy at KedronChurchinfo@gmail.com

Applications can be submitted to David Timpson at opportunities@bayofquinteconference.ca


Lansdowne United Church:  Lansdowne, Ontario

Lansdowne United Church is seeking a full-time, ordained minister to fill a vacancy in our solo ministry as the result of a retirement.  As a solvent church, we are seeking an experienced, energetic minister who is excited to join us in growing our congregation. You will be joining an active congregation with teams that work well independently and know when to reach out for support.  As Lansdowne’s community church, we work with our community and other churches through our outreach programs to help fill identified needs, always seeking to be united and uniting.

In addition to the above, we are looking for a minster who has a keen desire to work with youth and to be involved in the local community.  An interest in a variety of music used in services would be an asset.  We would also like our minister to be a good story teller.



Northminister United Church:  Peterborough

Northminister United Church is seeking a full-time Minister.  We look forward to welcoming and individual who will help us to continue the work of Jesus and advocate for justice locally and globally.  He/she should be an enthusiastic leader in our journey of renewal.  We have a need for pastoral care, Christian development and outreach.  Our new leader should be able to provide meaningful, relevant and inspiring messages at our church services.  Our new minister should be comfortable with the use of social media and be able to work collaboratively with other staff and other churches in our area.

The beautiful City of Peterborough has a population of 82,000, a university, a community college, a large hospital and several Medical Clinics.  we are located in the Kawarthas, surrounded by many lakes, rivers and the Trent-Servern Waterway.

We have a well-maintained church with offices, meeting rooms and auditoriums.  We are a solvent entity with and Administrator-Secretary, Music Director and Custodians.

Our JNAC is available online at www.northminsteruc.ca  Inquiries and resumes are invited.  Please contact our Search committee Co-chair, Joyce Armstrong at wdarmstrong@cogeco.ca or phone 705-745-9230.  Resumes will be accepted until October 1, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.


St. Paul’s United Church: Warkworth

Small but dynamic and expanding village congregation looking for musician to bring joy, vitality and leadership to our church life.  As our new Music Program Director, you will work closely with our new Minister and Session Committee to develop vibrant musical accompaniment to our weekly services using voice, instruments, videos and other creative means of expression.  Our church features a modern audio system, projection equipment, piano and organ and we welcome other instruments, guest artists and new ideas!

In this part-time position, our new Music Program Director will lead the existing choir which rehearses weekly and prior to Sunday service at 10:20a.m.  As well, you will organize at least one annual musical event involving the community a and develop ideas for new ones to add to our repertoire (eg. for Pride month in June).

St. Paul’s has a well-attended ‘Kid’s Club’ which is a vibrant and integral part of many of our seasonal and special services.  We’d like our new Music Program Director to help us develop a children’s choir and/or bring fresh ideas for integrating our children’s musical and creative gifts into our worship on a regular basis.

To learn more about our Affirming ministry and our congregation, visit our website:  https://stpaulsworkworth.ca/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsunitedchurch-warkworth/ for recordings of past live-streamed events and services.

For more information on the position or to apply, please provide a letter of interest and resume to Elizabeth Heon, by August 15, at envisionmr@sympatico.ca


Trinity-St. Andrew’s: Brighton

Trinity-St. Andrew’s (TSA) – Brighton, Ontario – is seeking a full-time Minister (Ordained or Diaconal) to fill a vacancy in our solo ministry, as a result of a retirement. We are seeking an experienced, energetic Minister who is excited to join us in growing our congregation. TSA is an Affirming congregation that lives a progressive theology. You will be joining an active congregation with teams that work well independently and know when to reach out for support. As Brighton’s downtown community church, we work with our community and other churches through our outreach programs to help fill identified needs, always seeking to be united and uniting. You will walk with us as we explore ways to grow our children, youth and young family ministries while continuing to support our current population’s needs.

You may review our Profile by visiting our website www.trinitystandrews.ca and clicking “Careers”.

Applications should be submitted to Personnel Minister, Rev. David Timpson at opportunities@bayofquinteconference.ca


Harrowsmith-Verona Pastoral Charge

Harrowsmith-Verona Pastoral Charge is seeking a dynamic spiritual leader to guide our active and engaged congregation located in beautiful Frontenac County.  We are looking for a half-time ministry personnel (ordained, diaconal, designated lay or student) to fill a vacancy due to the recent retirement of our minister.

We are seeking an outgoing individual who will invigorate our congregation with the necessary skills to deliver inspirational, timely and relevant worship services with a strong emphasis on biblical preaching.  Inclusion and promotion of our children and youth is an important part of our worship.

Pastoral care is a priority with attention being given to hospital visitation, shut-ins, newcomers, and those with expressed needs.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with us in our goal of enhancing our caring and welcoming congregation.

Our congregation is supported by a voluntary retired minister and a licensed lay worship leader who are flexible and available to support our successful candidate.

Our music program is a vibrant and important part of our church life.  We have an active four part (SATB) choir, a music director, a relatively new 2-manual Ahlborn-Galant organ, and a Steinway grand piano.

We have a well established Sunday School program and our children are active and visible in our church.

Our church is very active in the community.  We regularly support the local food bank as well as food hampers in December and July.  Our annual evening Choral Christmas concert with a combined congregational and community choir is a gift to our community.  The choir engages with local long term care homes to provide musical presentations to their residents.  We collaborate with local community groups to provide access to our modern facilities to support their mission.

Our well maintained building includes a Sanctuary, a recreational centre, a finished basement, a minister’s study, Sunday School classrooms, a commercial kitchen, and a newly installed furnace and air conditioning system.  Our most recent initiatives are to improve access to our Sanctuary with the addition of a wheel chair ramp as well as upgrading our audio system to support those with hearing challenges.

Verona is situated in the beautiful Land ‘O Lakes region of Eastern Ontario, just 30 minutes north of the city of Kingston.  The community boasts access to multiple elementary and secondary schools within our catchment; Public, Catholic and French and offers organized recreational facilities that support year round activity (Soccer, Baseball, Football, Hockey).

Visit:  www.h-vpastoralcharge.org to read our JNAC Report

Applications should be submitted to Personnel Minister, David Timpson at opportunities@bayofquinteconference.ca


Carleton Place United Church

Located in the heart of our historic town, Zion-Memorial is a hard-working church that has completed a three-year Interim Ministry. We are seeking a full-time ordained minister.  We strive to be a safe place where all are heard; communicate our ministry to all; be an inclusive, inter-generational ministry; create linkages to the wider church; be known as a welcoming, fun congregation making a difference in our community, using our new governance model based on the Holy Currencies.  Worship and music are important.  Pastoral care is key.  Our well-maintained building is constantly engaged by the congregation and community.  Our minister will be comfortable with both traditional and contemporary theology, as well as administrative and technological tasks.  They will help us define more clearly our ministry now and in the years to come.  Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is found.  Please contact Karen Valley, Search Committee Chair, at 613-882-3114 or zmucsearch@gmail.com and applications can be submitted to Rev. David Timpson at opportunities@bayofquinteconference.ca


Prince Edward North Pastoral Charge

Prince Edward North is presently a 2-point Pastoral Charge in Kente Presbytery in Prince Edward County, a 20 minute drive from Belleville and a 50 minute drive from Kingston.  This is a part-time position, 24 hours per week with priorities being Sunday Worship and Pastoral Care.  There is a manse available.  JNAC is availaable through Conference Office.  Please be in touch with David Timpson at opportunities@bayofquinteconference.ca


Bath-Morven Pastoral Charge – Four Winds Presbytery

Bath-Morven is a two-point pastoral charge located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of Loyalist Township, Ontario.  We are seeking a half-time (20 hours per week) ministry person.  Bath United Church and Morven United Church are both mature congregations with a variety of skills and talents  Music is an important aspect of our worship services.  There is strong mutual support between the two congregations.  The successful candidate will have strong worship and pastoral care skills. Our JNAC report and further information on both congregations is available on the following websites:  https://www.facebook.com/BathUnitedChurch/ or https://www.facebook.com/MorvenUnitedChurch/ 

Please contact Ken Janes, 8 Glenora Drive, Bath, ON   K0H 1G0; 613-352-8785 or ken.janes@sympatico.ca for further information, questions or to submit your resume.  Closing date is September 30, 2018.



Bathurst Pastoral Charge 

Bathurst Pastoral Charge is seeking a 1/2-time faith leader (ordained minister, designated lay minister, diaconal minister or student) to share their faith, friendship and sermons in a traditional style of worship within our two-point charge.  The successful candidate must be able to lead the congregations in weekly corporate worship which preaches the Gospel of Jesus, incorporating inspiring hymns and songs and engaging people in heartfelt prayer.

Our charge isn locate approximately 1-hour from both Kingston and Ottawa with a manse available.  Both churches are located in rural communities.  The Calvin church is located 15 minutes from the heritage town of Perth while the Althorpe church is located 20 minutes from the village of Westport on Rideau Lake.  Our congregations are multi-generational and have great pride in our faith roots.

Interested candidates are asked to forward their resumes to David Timpson at personnel@bayofquinteconference.ca until August 17th, 2018.


Sidney Westminster Pastoral Charge – Belleville, Quinte West
Westminster United Church is searching for a full-time ordained minister who is grounded in the theology and ethos of The United Church of Canada to lead our congregation into the future as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of seven pastoral charges becoming one.  We are in urban/rural congregation filled with a spirit of cooperation and volunteerism.  We are looking for someone who will engage and challenge the congregation to deepen its spirituality and motivate and empower lay leaders to engage their passions for different ministries of the church.  We look forward to hearing God’s message being brought alive and being made relevant in today’s world.

We are searching for a minister who loves music, as music and our choirs are in integral part of our worship services. Our Minister must have strong worship and pastoral care skills, and we need someone who smiles and makes us laugh.  This position is currently vacant as our minister has answered the call to serve in a different capacity within God’ many ministries.  We hope to fill this position as soon as possible but no later than January 1, 2019.

You may view our profile as westminsteruc.ca .  Please submit application to David Timpson at opportunites@bayofquinteconference.ca


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Pakenham Pastoral Charge

Pakenham Pastoral Charge is seeking a 3/4 time qualified person (ordained minister, designated lay minister, or diaconal minister) to take on the ministry role within our two-point charge.  The successful candidate must be able to lead inspirational and effective worship, build trust and relationships with a wide variety of people, and actively conduct pastoral care and community outreach, as they are important aspects of the position.  The youth in our charge are encouraged to be active members of the church; therefore experience with youth would be highly beneficial.  Our charge is situated 30 minutes away from Ottawa in a small, rural community; our congregation is multi-generational and very active in the community.

For more information about the position and our charge, please visit our website at:  http://www.standrewsunitedpakenham.org .  Interested candidates are asked to forward all inquiries to pakenhamjsc@outlook.com ;  resumes will be accepted by David Timpson at personnel@bayofquinteconference.ca until April 16th, 2018.



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


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 April 16th, 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


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)
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.