Rev. Michelle Slater
A proud and grateful graduate of VST (M.Div. 1999), Michelle grew up in the United Church of Canada and loves its commitment to diversity, seeking justice and nurturing community, For almost 20 years, she has been leading growing churches in Chemainus, Vancouver (Dunbar Heights) and Victoria (Oak Bay). Almost a decade of service on the Executive of the General Council of the UCC (2000-2009), including the Governance committee, gave Michelle experience and skill in discerning purpose, priority and policy. In congregational ministry, Michelle helps people to know and experience the unconditional love of God, to grow as followers of Jesus, and to look for where God is at work in the world and join in. She loves the stories and traditions of the Bible and is good at exploring and sharing how these ancient stories give life and meaning, challenge and comfort. She loves to sing, read murder mysteries, quilt, and play Pokemon Go with her husband and son.