Rev. David Sherwin

General Council Commissioner: Ministry Personnel - Déléguée au Conseil général: personnel ministériel
A life-long member of the United Church, David grew up in UCC manses. After earning an undergraduate degree in psychology, he worked in a group home for adults with mental disabilities, and then went west to find himself in the wilds of northern Alberta and British Columbia while working as a tree-planter. Further travels took him to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
 
In 1986 he enrolled at Emmanuel College as a candidate for ordained ministry. He graduated in 1990 and was settled on the Creemore Pastoral Charge near Georgian Bay, where he served for eight years. During that time he was a member of the Christian Development and Pastoral Relations Committees of Simcoe Presbytery, the Chair of the Board of Directors of Camp Simpresca (a Simcoe Presbytery children’s camp), and a member of the General Council Executive for six years. He was a Commissioner to the 1994 General Council in Fergus, Ontario.
 
In 1998 he was called to Glen Cairn United Church in Ottawa. Ten years later he moved to Kitchissippi United, a new amalgamation of three congregations. After finishing at Kitchissippi he moved to Centretown United, another amalgamated congregation, and for the next three years he worked half-time at Centretown and half-time as the founding Director of Faith and Arts Ottawa, a new ministry that promotes spiritual formation through the creative arts.
 
David was appointed Presbytery Minister of Ottawa Presbytery in January, 2015 and continues to serve the Church in this role.
 
During his time in Ottawa David has worked with ecumenical and interfaith organizations across the National Capital Region, with a wide range of committees and task groups in Ottawa Presbytery, including as Chair of the Presbytery, and in various roles within Montreal & Ottawa Conference.