The unique calling of a multivocational minister can be a lonely place, but you are not alone.
Join us on December 9-11, 2021 for an online interactive conference about Multivocational Calling.
Jared Siebert currently serves as the National Director for Church Development for the Free Methodist Church in Canada and author of Gutsy: (Mis)Adventures in Canadian Church Planting. His main responsibility is to prepare the denomination to respond to the massive cultural change that churches are facing. He accomplishes this through the planting of new kinds of churches and by developing sustained health and contextual conversations at the local church level designed to bring churches face to face with their mission.
Narry F. Santos is Assistant Professor of Practical Ministry and Intercultural Leadership at the seminary of Tyndale University and Vice President of the Evangelical Missiological Society Canada. He has served as part-time Senior Pastor of Greenhills Christian Fellowship (GCF) York and GCF Peel in Ontario, Canada since 2017, after having planted Saddleback South Manila for three years. Before Saddleback Church, he ministered at GCF in different pastoral responsibilities for 20 years, including helping plant six churches in Canada and four in the Philippines. He also assists Missio Nexus at the missions category of its Leader’s Edge Book Summary/Author Interview. He is married to Hazel for 32 years, and has two grown daughters and two grandchildren.
Amy Bratton is the Contributing Editor of the New Leaf Writers Collective and the project manager for the Canadian Multivocational Ministry Project. She lives in Saskatoon, SK with her husband, Tim, and their two sons, Oswald and Ira. She is a lay leader at Riversdale Neighbours church and an Adjunct Professor with Rocky Mountain College in the area of Spiritual Formation. She writes and speaks about the history of Christian spirituality, with a focus on the early Methodist understanding of Christian maturity known as “perfect love.” Read more from her in her book Witnesses of Perfect Love: Narratives of Christian Perfection in Early Methodism.
Bernard Tam is a coffee enthusiast, neighbourhood connector and one of the pastors at The Living Room Church in Midtown, Toronto. Regularly you can find Bernard at local specialty coffee shops learning to be present in the neighbourhood while enjoying every sip of locally roasted coffee. He is also one of the cohosts of the Canadian Asian Missional Podcast – a conversation that engages with the movements of the Canadian Asian Church.
Beth Anne Fisher is the Research Project Manager for the Wellness Project @ Wycliffe, run by Dr. Wanda Malcolm. For the past six-plus years they have been exploring satisfaction and stress in vocational ministry life and are currently developing tools to support ongoing self-reflection and peer support in ministry life. Beth Anne is also a PhD candidate at Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology.