CAM announcement #3 – Elections at the Conference Annual Meeting

There will be three different kinds of elections taking place at this year’s Conference Annual Meeting:

  1. President-elect: given the possibility of wide-spread systemic re-structuring in the United Church, there is a high likelihood that Conferences will cease to be at the end of 2018. However, there is still a possibility that they might not, or that implementation might be delayed. Also, the President-elect is an ex-officio Commissioner to the General Council. Therefore, in order to be prepared for all possibilities, as well as to ensure that Maritime Conference is fully represented at the 43rd General Council, there will be an election for President-elect.

Nominees for President should fill in the nomination form before March 30:

The description of the President’s Duties and Role can be found here:


  1. Commissioners (38) to General Council will be elected as follows:
    • Remaining nominees from Presbyteries/Synod for a total of 28
    • The President-designate (Catherine MacDonald)
    • The Youth Forum pilgrim
    • 3 other persons under the age of 30
    • 5 remaining Commissioners with a balance of lay persons and ministry personnel.

Nominees for Commissioner should fill in the nomination form before March 30:

  • Please note, nominees for Moderator need to be a Commissioner in order to run.


  1. Nominees for the Denominational Executive: within the package of structural changes adopted by the 42nd General Council is a change from the current 50-member General Council Executive to an 18-member Denominational Executive. The Moderator, the immediate Past-Moderator and the General Secretary will serve on the Executive. Each Conference has been asked to nominate 3 to 5 people from whom the GC Nominations Committee will then recommend 15 people with consideration for the diversity of an intercultural church, lay/ministry personnel, and geography, as well as ensuring that competencies in theology, governance, finance, and vision are present within the group of those recommended.

Nominees for the Denominational Executive should fill in the nomination form before March 30: