First Female Elders
Joan McInnes of St. Andrew’s Church, Arthur, Ont. and Wynn Thomas of Fallingbrook Church, Scarborough, Ont. were both ordained as elders on July 3, 1966.
Click to enlarge. Wynn Thomas, one of the first female elders, ordained July 3, 1966.
Click to enlarge. Joan McInnes, one of the first women ordained as an elder, on July 3, 1966.
First Female Moderators
There have been four female Moderators at General Assembly:
1992 -Linda Bell
1996 -Tamiko Corbett
2005 -Jean Morris
2006 -Wilma Welsh
1992 Moderator Linda Bell
2005 Moderator Jean Morris
1996 Moderator Tamiko Corbett
2006 Moderator Wilma Welsh
First Female Commissioners
At the 1967 General Assembly, Addie Forrester and Mary Whale became the first female Commissioners.
1967 Commissioners Addie Forrester and Mary Whale
The Church Today
*2014 Statistics are from Acts and Proceedings and the 2014 Congregational Statistical Reports