Executive Ministers for regional councils have been named by the Sub-Executive of the General Council on March 22, 2018. These appointments have been made in consultation with the leadership in Conferences and Presbyteries and are provisional until the results of Remit 1 have been enacted by the 43rd General Council in July 2018.
Peter Hartmans, Executive Minister, Regions 6 and 10
Peter has been ordained for 25 years, and is the current Executive Secretary for Hamilton Conference. Peter has served Hamilton Conference for 11 years; serving 5 years as Minister for Faithful Public Witness and 6 years as Executive Secretary. Prior to serving at Hamilton Conference, Peter ministered to Palmerston United Church and two congregations in the United States.
Peter is also serving as Co-Chair of the United Church Remit Transition Team. Peter’s knowledge of the policies and polities of the United Church gives him a global perspective of the work of the Church. His theological fluency offers a commitment to diversity.
Peter grew up in Toronto, but has also had the privilege of serving and living in various rural settings. He has been married to his partner in life, Alice, for 26 years. They have three children; their daughter and elder son have recently finished university and their youngest son will be starting university this fall. Their home is in Guelph.
Peter looks forward to serving Regions 6 and 10 (south central Ontario from the Toronto area to northern Ontario) full-time beginning in January, 2019.
Cheryl-Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa, Executive Minister Regions 7,8, and 9
When region 8 is formed, Cheryl-Ann will be connecting with members of Toronto Conference, the Conference that ordained her in 1983. She was settled in the Egmondville Pastoral Charge, Huron-Perth Presbytery of London Conference. That Presbytery has been her home since then—which means her membership will also be in region 8! In 1997, she was called to the congregation of Central United Church in Stratford. At that time, her family relocated to the town of Mitchell which she describes as situated in the middle of regions 7, 8 and 9. In 2012, she became Executive Secretary of London Conference. Her 28+ years of long-term pastoral ministry means that the health and vitality of congregations is dear to her heart. Cheryl-Ann is honoured and excited to be moving into the role of Executive Minister and hopes that the changes ahead will help the church shift its energy from the demands of internal processes to the demands of discipleship. She is looking forward to meeting the people with whom she will be serving in the new partnership that is regions 7, 8 and 9 ( southwestern Ontario up to the Bruce Peninsula).