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

In Mission for Others

Jim Slack


Peace Sackville, NS

Past Experience:

Ordained in the Eastern Synod in 1985 after graduating from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

Served as Dean in the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Conference 1988-1993, Kitchener-Waterloo Conference from 1994-1966, and the Atlantic Conference from 2004 until the present.

Served as a member and chair of the Eastern Synod's Intentional Ministry Sub-Committee (Parish Life) from 1984-1990.

Extensive and varied experiences in Outdoor Ministry 1974 to the present.


Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, 1980

Master of Divinity from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, 1985

Leader of Congregational Council Workshops (Mission Statements, Goals, Function and Organization), beginning in 1985

Mission Pastor's training events in Chicago in 2003 and Regina in 2004

Issues of Concern:

The church's willingness and ability to care for others rather than to maintain itself as an institution.

The meaning and form of the separation of church and state in the 21st century in Canada.

Ecumenical dialogue with other faiths as well as another Christian denominations.

Hopes for the Church:

How can Lutherans boldly proclaim and demonstrate the radical grace of God to others?

Will our faith in Christ allow us to remain united as we express opposing views in regards to the place of homosexuals in the church and same-sex blessings or marriages?

How will a national church office support the synods and congregations of the ELCIC with dwindling resources?

In full communion with The Anglican Church of Canada
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