The Life and Mission Agency is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Timothy Purvis as the Associate Secretary for Ministry and Church Vocations. The appointment will take effect in September.

Tim has many years of experience serving as a Minister of Word and Sacraments in The Presbyterian Church in Canada in both rural and urban congregations. He has worked with student candidates for ministry and congregational internship placements and has worked at Knox College teaching students in the Master of Divinity program and the Lay Education program. Tim has ecumenical experience and has represented the PCC at the Faith and Witness Commission of the Canadian Council of Churches and as a member of the National Advisory Group for Emergency Planning. He is currently serving on the denominational Human Resources Committee.

“My appointment as Associate Secretary, Ministry and Church Vocations is both exciting and humbling. I’m looking forward to the joys and challenges of the position; getting to know the people I’ll be working with; and rounding a big learning curve” shares Tim.

Tim’s experience and familiarity with the denomination’s culture and polity in addition to his administrative and people skills and love of the church will serve him well in this new role. The Life and Mission Agency looks forward to the many contributions Tim will make to the continuing ministry of Christ through the PCC.