Designated Lay Minister for Pastoral Care

Interim Supply Pastoral Care Minister

We are pleased to report that Bev Buckingham has joined the Parkdale staff, as of November 1, 2022, as a part-time interim Supply Minister of Pastoral Care.  Bev will be with us until a permanent replacement can be found to fill the position of Pastoral Care Minister. 

Bev is a United Church of Canada Recognized Designated Lay Minister (DLM)-Retired.  Bev started her career with the United Church of Canada in 1984 and has vast experience from a number of calls at various churches across Ontario.  Bev has been providing Supply Ministry in a number of churches since she retired in 2017.

Bev is no stranger to some in our congregation as she ministered at Parkdale from 1990-1994, early in her career.  She was ministering to our Youth, Children & Young Families then. Many members who were at Parkdale during this time have fond memories of Bev. 

Bev lives in Kemptville.  She has two daughters, Erin and Shannon, who were teenagers when they were at Parkdale in the early 90’s.

Bev offers that:

It has been a privilege to serve all of the communities of faith that I have been part of over the years and I continue to be guided by the Spirit as I follow God’s call into new opportunities to provide leadership and comfort, support and encouragement.

Welcome to Parkdale Bev!  We are so pleased that you are here and are helping us while we search for a permanent Pastoral Care minister. 

Blessings to you as you join the Parkdale family in this interim period.

Bev Buckingham: 613-728-8656
bev@parkdaleunitedchurch.ca