Meet Your Provincial Leadership team:
The Rev K.D. ‘Casey’ McKibbon BA; M.Div.
Founder and Chief Governing Official
Casey left a successful career in business to enter the Church, serving the United Church of Canada since 1967 and being ordained by that same denomination in 1974. He holds Bachelor degrees in English, Philosophy (Laurentian U), and a Master of Theology (U of Toronto).
Casey resigned from the order of ministry of the United Church in 1999 to accept the call to become the Chief Governing Official of Clergy Support Memorial Church.
The most important part of the Church’s mission in Casey’s opinion is the ability of Clergy Support to restore credentials to pastors who have had their credentials lifted unjustly, thus restoring them to ministry and bringing healing to the wider Church. It is estimated he has helped well over 3,000 ministers during the past 40 years thus bringing healing to many clergy families: http://clergysupport.ca/
The Fellowship took Clergy Support Memorial Church as its name to honour all the clergy who died from various illnesses during their struggle to receive justice from their various denominations.
As for hobbies, Casey raises ‘wild’ Ontario orchids and many other native wild plants. He is an expert tree planter and organic gardener. He has a deep love and respect for nature and spends as much time as possible watching birds, feeding deer in his back yard and any other wildlife that comes his way — especially his personal flock of wild turkeys.
He loves and respects all creatures especially his two dogs and a cat. Through them he has learned that all animals also have rights and need advocates!
In May 1993, McKibbon was a recipient of the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, awarded by the Government of Canada, for his pioneering ministry with clergy of many faith traditions who felt they were being unfairly treated by their congregation or by a church bureaucracy.
On Dec 1, 2016 Casey was made an honourary member of the Unifor Unifaith Community Chapter of the Union for his lifetime of solidarity with his sisters and brothers in the United Church of Canada. Unifor is a general trade union in Canada and the largest private sector union in Canada.
Assistant Chief Governing Official, Human Resources Manager
Paula is our Assistant Chief Governing Official with special responsibilities for Human Resources. Before joining our church staff, she was in management with a large Canadian corporation. During that time, she provided analysis and direction to a wide variety of individuals and management teams from the public, government and non-profit sectors.
Since coming to the Church in 2012, Paula’s role has grown to oversee and participate in the day to day operations of the church. She offers her experience and many talents in HR support to all those who are existing members or those who are applying to become ministers with the Church.
When Paula is not working, she can be found in her barn with her horses or touring with her husband on their Harleys. Married for over 40 years to her best friend Les, she has a deep respect for the sanctity of all relationships, human or animal 😊.
Rev Robb McDonald
Regional Director for Ontario
Rev Robb joined Clergy Support Memorial Church as an Appointed Designated Minister in May 2008. Subsequently, he was raised to the status of Ordained Minister in November 2018.
Robb is the Regional Director for Ontario and, in this role, he is tasked with researching, interviewing and bringing new clergy onboard to minister and serve communities across the province.
Ed joined CSMC as an administrator in 2019. He comes to us with many years of experience in both the corporate and ecclesiastical worlds. He holds a Master of Divinity from Saint Paul University in Ottawa and also has many years of pastoral ministry, currently serving as a hospital chaplain. Along with managing church donations, Ed is also playing an important role in extending CSMC’s training programs through the Canadian Ministers Institute and has also been contributing to the CSMC website with his own writing.
Ed is married to his best friend, Tracy, and has two adult daughters. Ed and Tracy are very musical, with Ed playing drums and guitar, and also enjoying singing. When Ed’s not making music, playing cards or trivia, he can be found on a golf course, though not quite on the PGA tour.
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