Rev. Dr. Michael Caveney has come to our congregation at KUC as of September, 2019. Michael’s primary interests in congregational leadership are in the areas of worship and visitation. He enjoys planning and leading us in our weekly 10
am services as well as leading various spiritual programs. Michael loves to visit and share in the life of our congregation.
Michael has moved to Kamloops from Vancouver where he was the lead minister at St. David’s. Michael was raised in Toronto, receiving an Honors BA from Trinity College at the University of Toronto with specialist standing in Religious Studies in the area of Buddhist and Christian Ethics. He moved to Montreal where he received a Masters of Sacred Theology from McGill. He later received a Doctor of Ministry from Knox College at the University of Toronto. His thesis was “Hoping and Coping “which looked at Spiritual Care for those with terminal illness.
Michael was ordained in the Presbyterian Church, switching to the United Church sixteen years ago. He has served parishes in Montreal; Tweed, King City and Toronto, Ontario; Charlottetown, PEI, Victoria and West Vancouver. He also served as the Executive Director of a crisis counselling centre in downtown Toronto.
Michael has been involved in committees of the church. In the United Church he has served on various Victoria Presbytery and BC Conference Committees including Conference Executive. Currently he is on the Provision Committee of the Pacific Mountain Region. He has served on the national Mission Through Finance Committee, Communities in Mission Committee, and currently on the General Council Permanent Committee on Ministry which advises the General Council Executive and Moderator on policy and programming relating to church life both in Canada and internationally.
We warmly welcome Michael to Kamloops United Church!