Presbytery News

Workshop on Discipleship: Saturday, September 29,     9 am to 3 pm

Contact Heinrich Grosskopf at to register – or register here. This workshop is for the leadership and anyone who wants to be part of leading the church through change. The workshop wants participants to understand the foundations of a healthy church, where to start implementing the principles and how to develop an unshakable conviction of change.

About Kobus:  As Senior Minister at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Calgary, Kobus Genis has been leading the congregation for the last three years through an intentional process of implementing the foundations and principles of a healthy church.  They have partnered with the Vital Churches Institute of Dr. Stanley Ott.  They are starting to see the fruit of this journey by having 70 people part of a small group ministry. Kobus self-published three books and founded the Bible GPS Institute  (see and he has an online Bible school.

19 youth and young adults and 2 adult advisors from the Presbytery attended Canada Youth 2018, July 2-7, at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. Click here to watch a 6-minute video in which young people from our Presbytery and some of their adult guides talk about their experience at CY2018. The CY2018 participants led a service of worship at Dayspring Presbyterian Church (11445 – 40 Avenue) on Sunday evening, August 19, at 7 pm.

   Christine and William Ball

were inducted as the Ministry Team at Mill Woods Presbyterian Church on June 20, 2018. William is a Minister of Word and Sacrament. Christine is a Diaconal Minister. They come to Edmonton from Ottawa – where William served as Minister of  Westminster Presbyterian Church and Christine was the Synod Area Education Consultant. Welcome to the Presbytery!

  The Westmount Rebuild

Here is what the Westmount Worship Centre and the front row of townhouses looked like on September 15, 2017. See here for background information.  The 16 townhouse units (with 3 or 5 bedrooms) are now fully occupied. The custom-built DayCare centre in the basement of the Worship Centre has spaces for 40 children. See below for a picture of the exterior of the Worship Centre taken the evening of its dedication, November 21, 2017. Other pictures from that evening can be found here.

Take a look, also, at the story in the December

7, 2017 Globe & Mail here.

The story was updated in the January 9, 2018 issue of the Edmonton Journal here.


Calvin (Hungarian) Presbyterian Church, Edmonton

    Meet the Rev Jozef Paizs of Calvin Church.

Janet Taylor ordained and inducted as minister of Braeside and Westmount Churches on July 8

Recently joined in a two-point charge, Westmount and Braeside congregations welcomed the Rev. Janet Taylor as their minister in a service conducted by the Presbytery of Edmonton-Lakeland in the Braeside church building. Here is the charge delivered by the Rev. John Dowds to Janet Taylor and the Westmount and Braeside congregations.

Braeside Church serves the city of St. Albert. The Westmount church property in North Glenora has recently been redeveloped as a small chapel with several housing units (see above).

   Jean Bryden Retires

The Rev Jean Bryden retired from the ministry on June 30, 2017. She came to Edmonton as the minister of Strathcona Presbyterian Church in June 2008 and, when Strathcona amalgamated with Mill Woods Congregation, September 2014, Jean became the minister of the amalgamated congregation.