Alberta and Northwest Conference’s Mid-Triennium Event and Celebration of Ministry was held in Olds on May 26 through May 28. Approximately 200 people participated in the Mid-Triennium Gathering and nearly 400 gathered for Sunday’s Celebration of Ministry Service.  Great thanks goes to the organizing committee chaired by Ruth Lumax and Ray Goodship.  Check out the many photos below of the weekend’s events.

On the Sunday morning’s Celebration of Ministry, retiring ministers were recognized, four people were ordained and one person was admitted to the United Church’s order of ministry. As well, Dr. Kathy Yamashita become the Conference’s current president as Paul Walfall’s term came to an end.

The following Ministry Personnel were recognized as they move into retirement:  James Allan, Susan Bowyer,  Sally Boyle, Rita Cattell,  Cecile Fausak, Alice Hanson, Sharon Irving (2009),  Donald Koots,  Helena (Lyn) Lamers,  Margaret Lange, R. Wayne Lewry,  J. Hugh MacGregor, Lynn Maki, Alan Richards, Brenda Watt.

Four people were ordained: Esther Baerends, Candace McNeill, Justin McNeill and William (Bill) Weaver.

Admitted from another denomination: Andrew Kinoti Lairenge

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Rev. Paul Walfall passing the gavel to ANW Conference’s new president, Dr. Kathy Yamashita