Moderator of the 146th General Assembly

The Rev. Dr. Daniel D. Scott, B.A., M.C.S., M.Div., D.Min.

The Rev. Dr. Daniel ScottDan Scott is the minister at St. John’s, Bradford, Ontario and an associate professor at Tyndale University where he previously served as Vice President and Academic Dean.

In 1987, his adventurous spirit took him to China where he taught ESL to academics at Shanxi University then Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He joined the leadership team at the Shanghai International Fellowship. Upon returning to Canada in 1989 after the T’ienanmen crisis, he served on the pastoral staff at Knox Church, Toronto.

While at Knox College in 1995, he became the student minister at St. John’s and hasn’t left! At St. John’s, which celebrated its 201st anniversary, Dan led the construction of a brand-new church facility (2004), with plans for an addition underway.

His leadership has connected the church to the wider community, including through special-needs camps, a twinning project between local schools and First Nations schools, as founder of the Bradford Ministerial, as a hockey and soccer coach, and by integrating community groups into the life of the church.

In 2018, The Elden opened in partnership with St. John’s to create a $54-million, 152-unit retirement home in response to significant lack of housing for seniors in the community. The facility has partnered with Southlake Hospital to care for patients during COVID-19.

Dan has served as moderator of the Presbytery of Oak Ridges, as ecumenical observer on behalf of The Presbyterian Church in Canada to the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s Council of Presidents, as the Presbyterian representative on the Bereavement Authority of Ontario’s Faith-based Advisory Committee and in various other committee roles including serving on the founding Stewards by Design team.

At Tyndale University, Dan led the introduction of eight Honours B.A. programs, as well as the creation of a B.Ed. program certified by the Ontario College of Teachers. During his term as Dean, Tyndale was ranked number one for student satisfaction in the university issue of Maclean’s magazine.

He also served as Managing Director of Save the Mothers, a maternal health NGO offering a MPHL degree at Uganda Christian University. He led the incorporation of the organization with charitable status in Canada, East Africa, and the United States.

He has published pieces in International Review of Mission, Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society, Missiology: An International Review, Missional Preacher, ORGAN Canada: The Journal of the Royal College of Organists, Presbyterian Connection, Reformed Worship, The Presbyterian Record, The Toronto Star, and The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching.

Previous Moderators

2019
The Rev. Amanda Currie
The Rev. Amanda Currie
Moderator of the 145th General Assembly

2018

The Rev. Daniel Cho
Moderator of the 144th General Assembly

2017

The Rev. Peter Bush
Moderator of the 143rd General Assembly

2016
The Rev. Douglas Rollwage
The Rev. Douglas Rollwage
Moderator of the 142nd General Assembly

2015
The Rev. Karen Horst
The Rev. Karen Horst
Moderator of the 141st General Assembly

2014
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris
The Rev. Dr. Stephen C. Farris
Moderator of the 140th General Assembly

2013
The Rev. Dr. David Sutherland
The Rev. Dr. David Sutherland
Moderator of the 139th General Assembly

2012
The Rev. Dr. John A. Vissers
The Rev. Dr. John A. Vissers
Moderator of the 138th General Assembly

2011
The Rev. Dr. H. D. Rick Horst
The Rev. Dr. H. D. Rick Horst
Moderator of the 137th General Assembly

2010
The Rev. Dr. Herbert F. Gale
The Rev. Dr. Herbert F. Gale
Moderator of the 136th General Assembly

2009
The Rev. A. Harvey Self
The Rev. A. Harvey Self
Moderator of the 135th General Assembly

2008

The Rev. Dr. Cheol Soon Park
Moderator of the 134th General Assembly

2007
The Rev. Dr. J.H. (Hans) Kouwenberg
The Rev. Dr. J.H. (Hans) Kouwenberg
Moderator of the 133rd General Assembly

2006

Dr. M. Wilma Welsh
Moderator of the 132nd General Assembly

2005
The Rev. Dr. M. Jean Morris
The Rev. Dr. M. Jean Morris
Moderator of the 131st General Assembly

2004

The Rev. Dr. Richard W. Fee
Moderator of the 130th General Assembly

2003
The Rev. Dr. P.A. (Sandy) McDonald
The Rev. Dr. P.A. (Sandy) McDonald
Moderator of the 129th General Assembly

2002
The Rev. Dr. J. Mark Lewis
The Rev. Dr. J. Mark Lewis
Moderator of the 128th General Assembly

2001
The Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Reed
The Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Reed
Moderator of the 127th General Assembly

2000
The Rev. Dr. H. Glen Davis
The Rev. Dr. H. Glen Davis
Moderator of the 126th General Assembly

1999
The Rev. Dr. Arthur Van Seters
The Rev. Dr. Arthur Van Seters
Moderator of the 125th General Assembly

1998
The Rev. Dr. William J. Klempa
The Rev. Dr. William J. Klempa
Moderator of the 124th General Assembly

1997
The Rev. Dr. John D. Congram
The Rev. Dr. John D. Congram
Moderator of the 123rd General Assembly

1996
Dr. Tamiko (Nakamura) Corbett
Dr. Tamiko (Nakamura) Corbett
Moderator of the 122nd General Assembly

1995
The Rev. Dr. Alan M. McPherson
The Rev. Dr. Alan M. McPherson
Moderator of the 121st General Assembly

1994
The Rev. Dr. George C. Vais
The Rev. Dr. George C. Vais
Moderator of the 120th General Assembly

1993
The Rev. Dr. Earle F. Roberts
The Rev. Dr. Earle F. Roberts
Moderator of the 119th General Assembly

1992
The Rev. Dr. Linda J. Bell
The Rev. Dr. Linda J. Bell
Moderator of the 118th General Assembly

1991
The Rev. Dr. John R. Cameron
The Rev. Dr. John R. Cameron
Moderator of the 117th General Assembly

1990
The Rev. Dr. John F. Allan
The Rev. Dr. John F. Allan
Moderator of the 116th General Assembly

1989
The Rev. Dr. J.J. Harrold Morris
The Rev. Dr. J.J. Harrold Morris
Moderator of the 115th General Assembly

1988
The Rev. Dr. Bruce A. Miles
The Rev. Dr. Bruce A. Miles
Moderator of the 114th General Assembly

1987
The Rev. Dr. Tony Plomp
The Rev. Dr. Tony Plomp
Moderator of the 113th General Assembly

1986
The Rev. Dr. J. Charles Hay
The Rev. Dr. J. Charles Hay
Moderator of the 112th General Assembly

1985
The Rev. Dr. Joseph C. McLelland
The Rev. Dr. Joseph C. McLelland
Moderator of the 111th General Assembly

1984
The Rev. Dr. Alex J. Calder
The Rev. Dr. Alex J. Calder
Moderator of the 110th General Assembly

1983
The Rev. Dr. Donald C. MacDonald
The Rev. Dr. Donald C. MacDonald
Moderator of the 109th General Assembly

1982
The Rev. Dr. Wayne A. Smith
The Rev. Dr. Wayne A. Smith
Moderator of the 108th General Assembly

1981
The Rev. Dr. Arthur W. Currie
The Rev. Dr. Arthur W. Currie
Moderator of the 107th General Assembly

1980
The Rev. Dr. Alexander F. MacSween
The Rev. Dr. Alexander F. MacSween
Moderator of the 106th General Assembly

1979
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth G. McMillan
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth G. McMillan
Moderator of the 105th General Assembly

1978
The Rev. Dr. Jesse E. Bigelow
The Rev. Dr. Jesse E. Bigelow
Moderator of the 104th General Assembly

1977
The Rev. Dr. DeCourcy H. Rayner
The Rev. Dr. DeCourcy H. Rayner
Moderator of the 103rd General Assembly

1976
The Rev. Dr. A. Lorne MacKay
The Rev. Dr. A. Lorne MacKay
Moderator of the 102nd General Assembly

1975
The Rev. Dr. David W. Hay
The Rev. Dr. David W. Hay
Moderator of the 101st General Assembly

1974
The Rev. Dr. Hugh F. Davidson
The Rev. Dr. Hugh F. Davidson
Moderator of the 100th General Assembly

1973
The Rev. Dr. Agnew H. Johnston
The Rev. Dr. Agnew H. Johnston
Moderator of the 99th General Assembly

1972
The Rev. Dr. Maxwell V. Putnam
The Rev. Dr. Maxwell V. Putnam
Moderator of the 98th General Assembly

1971
The Rev. Dr. Murdo Nicolson
The Rev. Dr. Murdo Nicolson
Moderator of the 97th General Assembly

1970
The Rev. Dr. Dillwyn T. Evans
The Rev. Dr. Dillwyn T. Evans
Moderator of the 96th General Assembly

1969
The Rev. Dr. Edward H. Johnson
The Rev. Dr. Edward H. Johnson
Moderator of the 95th General Assembly

1968
The Rev. Dr. Clifton J. MacKay
The Rev. Dr. Clifton J. MacKay
Moderator of the 94th General Assembly

1967
The Rev. Dr. John Logan-Vencta
The Rev. Dr. John Logan-Vencta
Moderator of the 93rd General Assembly

1966
The Rev. Dr. G. Deane Johnston
The Rev. Dr. G. Deane Johnston
Moderator of the 92nd General Assembly

1965
The Rev. Dr. J. Alan Munro
The Rev. Dr. J. Alan Munro
Moderator of the 91st General Assembly

1964
The Rev. Dr. Hugh MacMillan
The Rev. Dr. Hugh MacMillan
Moderator of the 90th General Assembly

1963
The Rev. Dr. Harry Lennox
The Rev. Dr. Harry Lennox
Moderator of the 89th General Assembly