Academic journal article The Hymn


Academic journal article The Hymn


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Executive Committee Nominees

For President-elect:

Much of John Ambrose's ministry has been in congregational settings, serving United Churches in Western Canada, suburban Toronto, and in new church development in the Mississauga (next door to Toronto). Between pastorates, he has worked twice at the General Council Office of the United Church of Canada: as the first person to hold the worship/music portfolio, and more recently as the editor of Voices united. Other career sidebars have included adjunct lecturer in worship at Emmanuel College, trained intentional interim minister with five different congregations, and, in retirement, as mission development officer for the thirty-five churches in Halton Presbytery. He has lived in Mississauga for over thirty years, and has been active with community music organizations, chairing the boards of the Mississauga Music Council, Mississauga Youth Orchestra, and Opera Mississauga. He and his wife Catherine have led many workshops over the years, introducing new congregational song. They both sing in the hundred-voice Mississauga Festival Choir, directed by their son David.

John hold degrees from Carleton University (BA), Ottawa; Emmanuel College in Victoria University, Toronto (MDiv and DD), and the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana (MA in Liturgical Studies).

For Treasurer:

JACQUE B. Jones is a native of Texas who now calls New York home. She attended Baylor University and The University of Texas at Austin, where she received a BFA in theatre. For the last sixteen years, she has worked in educational fundraising at a private school in her neighborhood. She is an active member of the laity at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights, where, in 2004-2005, she chaired the 150th anniversary celebration of the publication of The Plymouth collection hymnal. …

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