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Tenth Biennial Convention of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
July 21 - 24, 2005
Winnipeg, Manitoba

In Mission for Others

Douglas Kramer

Congregation:

St Philip's Toronto, ON

Past Experience:

Eastern Synod Council: 1988-2004

Legal and Constitutions Committee, Eastern Synod: 1998-2004

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary Board of Governors

Parish Life Committee, Eastern Canada Synod

Treasurer of Brampton Ministerial Association

Board of Directors, Central Etobicoke Community Health Centre

Spiritual Care Advisory Council of Trillium Hospital in Mississauga

Gifts:

B.A. Psychology

M.Div Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

- have taken some accounting courses

- involved with the Vision 2000+ fundraising campaign of Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

- involved in raising capital funding for the construction of a new congregational building and two organs

Issues of Concern:

a) The church needs to work intentionally at being a valued partner with other social agencies to deliver services within a community so that it is perceived as a caring place which is concerned about the welfare of all people.

b) I am also interested in the role which the church plays today in an ethnically and religiously diverse community.

Hopes for the Church:

My hope is that the ELCIC continue to be a voice of moderate Christian witness that can rely upon its traditions for strength and grounding, yet be progressive and relevant to the modern culture. It is also important that the church in all its expressions be encouraged to provide long term financial security to its pastors, diaconal ministers and lay professional workers.

In full communion with The Anglican Church of Canada
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