Vancouver School of Theology extends its congratulations to friend and colleague Rev. Gary Paterson, on his election as the incoming Moderator for the United Church of Canada. The election took place during the General Council of the UCC in Ottawa on August 16, 2012.
Rev. Paterson has been ministering to the congregation at St. Andrew’s Wesley since 2005. Gary is committed to a theology that is progressive, inclusive, and relevant; where worship is experienced as welcoming, nurturing and challenging. Gary was also one of three recipients to receive an honorary doctorate from VST this past May during the 2012 convocation, and is the first VST graduate to take on the position of Moderator with the United Church of Canada.