Rev. Cathy Hamilton was ordained in 2009 after a long career in advertising, distribution and marketing with The Gazette newspaper in Montreal. She is a life-long member of the United Church of Canada, baying grown up in the St Andrew's-Norwood United Church community in St Laurent QC. She is the founding minister of the Laurentian Area Ministry, a regional grouping of 9 congregations north of Montreal. She is bilingual, and loves to explore the rich cultural differences between the English and French language communities.
Cathy served as-chair of the Comprehensive Review Task Group, which led the United Church into deep conversation about how its structures can be streamlined to serve its mission more effectively. The report of the Task Group, adapted through the proposal process, was adopted by a large majority at GC42, and is currently being considered for its implementation. Cathy also served as president of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference.
Cathy is married to Rev, Paul Tidman, Anglican priest (retired) and together they have 6 adult children and 7 wonderful grandchildren.
Cathy was a commissioner to the past two General Councils. Her ability to synthesize details into a comprehensive whole, and her deep knowledge of the structures and processes of the United Church as a whole, will be of value, Cathy's excellent communication skills, and her ability to listen to many voices will also be helpful. . Her practical involvement with French-language ministry (as part of the team serving Église Unie Ste Adele) would offer a helpful perspective.