My name is Bob Wallace, and I am an active, retired minister still desiring to work and serve within The United Church of Canada. I am married to Sarah, who is also a retired minister. I bring lots of pulpit experience, strong worship leadership ability, good organizational skills, musical talents (though not as organist/pianist), skills with computers and office procedures, and a deep care for people of all types and ages.
I am currently a member of the Executive of Chinook Winds Region, having served as an appointed Commissioner to that region as it was being formed and also as chair of the local arrangements team for the first annual gathering of Chinook Winds Region. I have been recently appointed as a member of the Credentialing Committee of the Office of Vocations.
A minister’s role is to be the one who empowers the members of the Body of Christ to fulfill their calling through equipping, training, promoting and encouraging. It is not her/his job to do ministry on behalf of the Community of Faith. Community outreach and Social Justice are critical parts of bearing witness to our faith, not to be done by the “leader” alone, but in concert with the community.
I sing and play guitar with a group called “The Common Cup Company” (https://commoncup.com/) We have written and performed our newer church music – She Flies On, Draw The Circle Wide, and many others – in concerts and workshops and worship services in Canada, and recently, western Australia.
I am also an active model railroader, both personally (in my basement) and with the Southern Alberta Model Railroad Club (https://www.albertasouthernrailway.ca/). I enjoy reading novels for relaxation, am learning Tai Chi for improving my flexibility, strength and balance.