Letter Writing, Review of Gretta's Effectiveness

Gretta has been in ministry with The United Church of Canada for twenty-five years, serving first as a Candidate Supply in Kingston before being ordained in 1993 while at St. Matthew's United Church in Toronto. For the past eighteen years, she has been the sole ordained minister at West Hill. The review of her effectiveness comes at a time when her ministry is the focus of media attention because she uses the term "atheist" to accurately describe her lack of belief in a divine being called God.

The following individuals hold key positions in the United Church of Canada. They need to hear your words of support and concern. Please consider writing to all, and copy us on your letters so that the congregation can learn of your support.

The Right Rev. Dr. Richard Bott
Moderator, UCC
3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON  M8X 2Y4
or email: The Right Rev. Dr. Richard Bott

Nora Sanders
General Secretary, UCC
3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON  M8X 2Y4 Canada
or email: Nora Sanders


Jody Maltby

Executive Secretary - Toronto Conference
65 Mayall Avenue, Toronto, ON M3L 1E7
or email: Jody Maltby

Reverend Audrey Brown
President - Toronto Conference
65 Mayall Avenue, Toronto, ON M3L 1E7
or email: Rev. Audrey Brown 


Please Copy: Randy Bowes 

Board Chair, West Hill United Church

62 Orchard park Drive, West Hill, ON

M1E 3T7

or email Randy at West Hill United Church

We encourage you to write personal letters – in your own words. Form letters can serve a useful purpose, however, we believe that personalised letters are more likely to be read and will offer a wider diversity of opinions and concerns.

The goal of your letter could be:

  • to engage the church, recognising that it has always used conversation and dialogue to address significant elements of change,
  • to communicate that how we live our lives is more important that what we believe;  
  • to highlight the significance of the review and the implications that it might have to the ethos of the church and to those who walk alongside Gretta,
  • to convey appreciation for the leadership that Gretta has provided to the West Hill community,
  • to support the progressive vision that Gretta has expressed for the larger church,
  • to recognise Gretta for having helped create a strong values based, ethically oriented community

Your words are powerful. Thank you for taking the time to share them.

For other ways to be involved, please see these pages ...