The Clergy Support Memorial Church Board was honoured to recognize the Rev Brenda Leeming as an Appointed Designated Minister – Life Celebrations and Pastoral care on November 23, 2016. A deserving person and humble person, her many years of contributions to her community more than reflect the beliefs of our church.
- Master of Theological Studies (2006) Wycliffe College – University of Toronto
- Bachelor of Arts (1981) Trent University, Major: English, Minor: Psychology
- Bachelor of Education (1982) Queen’s University
Rev Brenda is experienced at leading in worship. She makes herself available for Sunday worship, pulpit supply/relief at Havelock-Trent River United Church, Cordova Mines Free Methodist Church, and Havelock Presbyterian Church. She finds it to be personally rewarding and stimulating conducting the research for the sermons.
Pastoral Care Activities
She leads in worship services at Pleasant Meadow Nursing Home in Norwood on a monthly basis.
Rev Brenda is very active in Life Celebrations, including weddings, funerals and recently baptisms. She is currently on the Funeral roster at the Brett Funeral Home in Havelock and the Hendren Funeral Home in Norwood, supporting families and providing end of life services when called on.
Brenda admits to being torn early in life as to which path she was truly being called for… teaching or preaching. Ministry was never far from her mind. While born and raised in the Anglican tradition, her ministry has led her to the United, Presbyterian, and Free Methodist churches as needed. She finds the services she provides humbling and is grateful for these opportunities to grow and develop, both personally and spiritually.
“I am a firm believer in the adage that “everything happens for a reason”. In holding to that belief, I think it allows me to focus on the big picture, rather than become immersed, weighed down and overwhelmed with details. It also allows me to envision and even seize the many opportunities that my present religious path in life has and will be presenting to me in an ever-widening variety of circumstances and situations.”