Announcing New Pastoral Relations Minister effective July 1, 2021

Rev. Stephen Harper


I am pleased to announce that
Rev Stephen Harper has accepted the position of Pastoral Relations Minster beginning July 1, 2021.

Stephen describes himself in the following way:

  “I am a leader, coach and minister. I hold a Doctorate from Golden Gate Theological Seminary, which focuses on envisioning creative ways to connect people with God in the 21st century. Currently, I am working in team ministry at Symons Valley United Church in Calgary. In the past, I have worked as both a paid and volunteer minister in a variety of settings and cities, including Edmonton and Vancouver. I have also taught Pastoral Theology and Pastoral leadership courses. I am a church growth/vitality specialist and have both taught and provided consultation to The United Church of Canada on the topic. I am the author of They’re Just Not That Into You, a book that examines the church’s struggle for relevancy in the 21st century.”

Thank you to Chinook Winds Regional Executive members Trevor Potter and Deborah Springer for their participation in the interview process. 


Treena Duncan, Executive Minister, Chinook Winds and Pacific Mountain Regions