Minister in Residence 2018

 

Minister in Residence 2018

 

Gary Tedx PhotoGary Patterson has served in ordained ministry in the United Church for 41 years, from small churches, both rural and urban; to Conference Office (“have workshop will travel”); to First United in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver (the country’s poorest neighbourhood); to the big “cathedral-like” St. Andrew’s-Wesley United in the downtown area. He and his spouse, Tim Stevenson, (also ordained, presently serving as the Deputy Mayor of Vancouver) have been together for 36 years; they have always been part of the struggle for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people.  Gary is passionate about poetry, progressive theology, the changing church and grandchildren.