Moderator of the United Church of Canada


Moderator of the United Church of Canada

The Moderator of the United Church of Canada is the presiding leader of the United Church of Canada, Canada's largest Protestant denomination. The church is highly decentralized and non-dogmatic and the moderator has only limited power. The moderator presides over the meeting of the court, thus the moderator is the chairperson, and is understood to be a member of the court acting primus inter pares. Sitting moderators are styled the "Right Reverend" if they are ordained clergy (since the election of Robert McClure, a medical doctor, in 1968, moderators have not necessarily been clergy) and the "Very Reverend" after their retirement, in keeping with the practice of the pre-Church Union Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Moderators are elected at the church's triannual General Councils. The current moderator is Mardi Tindal.

List of United Church Moderators

  • 1925 - 1926 George C. Pidgeon
  • 1926 - 1928 James Endicott
  • 1928 - 1930 William T. Gunn
  • 1930 - 1932 Edmund H. Oliver
  • 1932 - 1934 T. Albert Moore
  • 1934 - 1936 Richard Roberts
  • 1936 - 1938 Peter Bryce
  • 1938 - 1940 John W. Woodside
  • 1940 - 1942 Aubrey S. Tuttle
  • 1942 - 1944 John R. P. Sclater
  • 1944 - 1946 Jesse H. Arnup
  • 1946 - 1948 Thomas W. Jones
  • 1948 - 1950 Willard E. Brewing
  • 1950 - 1952 Clarence M. Nicholson
  • 1952 - 1954 Alexander A. Scott
  • 1954 - 1956 George Dorey
  • 1956 - 1958 James S. Thomson
  • 1958 - 1960 Angus J. MacQueen
  • 1960 - 1962 Hugh A. McLeod
  • 1962 - 1964 James R. Mutchmor
  • 1964 - 1968 Ernest M. Howse
  • 1966 - 1968 Wilfred C. Lockhart
  • 1968 - 1971 Robert Baird McClure
  • 1971 - 1972 Arthur B. B. Moore
  • 1972 - 1974 Bruce McLeod
  • 1974 - 1977 Wilbur K. Howard
  • 1977 - 1980 George M. Tuttle
  • 1980 - 1982 Lois M. Wilson
  • 1982 - 1984 W. Clarke MacDonald
  • 1984 - 1986 Robert F. Smith
  • 1986 - 1988 Anne M. Squire
  • 1988 - 1990 Sang Chul Lee
  • 1990 - 1992 Walter H. Farquharson
  • 1992 - 1994 Stan McKay
  • 1994 - 1997 Marion Best
  • 1997 - 2000 Bill Phipps
  • 2000 - 2003 Marion Pardy
  • 2003 - 2006 Peter Short
  • 2006 - 2009 David Giuliano
  • 2009 - present Mardi Tindal

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