Council & Committees

West River Council

The Council of West River United Church provides for the governance and stewardship of the church. Membership is made up of an executive, chair and/or alternate of each committee and the minister. Council meets regularly to share in the life and mission of our community of faith. An annual report and financial statement is presented to the congregation each year. 

Chairperson: Kevin Sanderson  I   Secretary: Larry Hale  I  Treasurer: Leah Eldershaw


Chair: Valerie Acorn

Christian Education

Chair: Verna Lynne Weeks

Ministry & Personnel

A/Chair: Kevin Rogers


Chair: John Smith

United Church Women

President: Ruth Stavert

Pastoral Care

Contact: Rev. Franklyn James

Outreach & Hospitality

Chair: Jennifer Shields 


Chair: Cheryl Jewell

Council Minutes & Reports

For  reports and council minutes, visit the office or request a password by email to download. Email

Get Involved!

The life and mission of West River depends on the commitment and dedication of many volunteers.  Whether you like to bake, organize activities, take minutes,  work with numbers, garden, sing or play an instrument, to name just a few of the many opportunities, there is a place for you and your gifts and talents in our community of faith. 

Please speak with a member of our council executive, a committee chairperson or Rev. Franklyn. We'd be happy to help you find a good fit!

United Church of Canada Manual