Research professor and instructor Tom Sherwood has been nominated for the position of Moderator of the United Church of Canada. The Moderator is expected to give spiritual leadership and public representation for the church. The church will hold its General Council at Carleton between Aug. 11 and Aug. 18, 2012.
The General Council is the national decision-making parliament of the church, held every three years. If elected as moderator, Sherwood would hold the position for a three-year term. The elections will take place on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
About Tom Sherwood:
Sherwood is an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada and he has had a career in parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy and campus ministry. He served as Carleton’s Ecumenical Chaplain from 1999 until 2009.
As a university instructor since 1982, he has taught courses in anthropology of religion, sociology of religion and religion in Canada at Carleton and Saint Paul University. He continues to teach at Carleton through the College of the Humanities, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Centre for Initiatives in Education.
In June 2009, he was appointed the McGeachy Senior Scholar in the United Church of Canada and was commissioned to undertake a two-year research project on the religiosity, spirituality and values of Canadians born in the 1980s. His research and consulting are based in the Canadian Campus Chaplaincy Centre.
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