Reverend Wendy McNiven, our minister, serves UUFK part-time, coming to Kamloops once a month for five days. During this time she presents a Sunday service, does community outreach, facilitates discussions, and attends meetings with congregational members or persons interested in becoming Unitarians. She is also available for pastoral care visits.
Please have a look at “Wendy’s Words of Wisdom” on the front page of our Newsletter.
Wendy has been part of Unitarian churches since 1957, when she attended Sunday School at the Lakeshore congregation near Montreal. Unitarian Universalist values and communities have supported her throughout her life’s journey.
Ordained in 1992 by the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, Wendy served as minister of the Unitarian Fellowship of Kelowna for 12 years. She has also worked with the South Fraser Unitarian Congregation in Surrey and the Westwood Unitarian Society of Edmonton.
Her past UU association positions were: Member of the CUC Statement of Principles Task Force for its entire duration, including as chair; UUA Ministerial Settlement Representative for Western Canada for seven years; Treasurer of the UU Ministers of Canada chapter for four years.
In Kelowna, where she lives, Wendy volunteers in the community as an on-call hospital chaplain, and on the board of the local AIDS resource centre. Wendy and her husband have two adult daughters.