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Reverend Frances Patterson:

Office Co-ordinator: Barb Truemner
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Reverend Frances Patterson was born in Roblin, Manitoba. She received her education in Roblin, Oakburn, and Brandon, graduating in 1968. She attended Assiniboine College in Brandon graduating with a Diploma in Stenography. Frances was married in 1970 and has three married children: David [Deb] of Vonda, Saskatchewan, Sean [Cindy] and grandson Nairn of Sylvan Lake, Alberta; and Cory [Hannah] and grand-daughters Orianna and Jahnaya of North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

Professional Training:

1st Year Arts program: University of Saskatchewan (1989)
Certificate of Theology: University of Winnipeg (1990
Lay Pastoral Minister Training: 3 year course of studies through the United Church of Canada (1993)
Religious Studies through the University of Waterloo (1994)
Social Work studies through the University of Regina (1994 - 1995)
Completed five year course of Theological studies at the Dr. Jessie Saulteaux Center, Beausejour, Manitoba, [in partnership with the University of Winnipeg], a United Church Theological College for Native Ministry Training and Cross-Cultural Studies
Graduated and was Ordained by Saskatchewan Conference, 2005
Lay Pastoral Minister: Pelly, Norquay, Maloneck Pastoral Charge, 13 ½ years (1980 - 2002)
Kamsack Pastoral Charge, 9 years (2002 - 2011)
Third Avenue United Church, North Battleford, July 1, 2011

Frances has served as:

Representative on Good Spirit Presbytery 21 ½ years on various committees and divisions including:
Co-chair Division of Mission; Pastoral Relations and Pastoral Oversight
Co-chair Division of Ministry and Personnel
Member of Communications Committee
Presbytery Recording Secretary (Short term)
Member of Justice and Reconciliation Committee
Chaplain to the Legion (Norquay & Kamsack)
Co-chair in the establishment of a Women's Shelter (in Manitoba)
Cancer Survivor's Support Group Team member (Kamsack)
Member of Saskatchewan Conference Interview Board (1991 - 1993)
Chaplain to the Lay Minister's in Training event, Saskatoon, 1995

Other Activities:

Part of the team leadership for the General Council event: "Responding to the legacy of Residential Schools' [British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan] and subsequent events in Saskatchewan
Published writings in Mandate magazine
Quilter, Painter [some sold in Alberta and Manitoba]



BARBARA TRUEMNER - Barb was born to Donald & Lillian Truemner on December 21, 1948 at Flin Flon, Manitoba. When she was only 6 months old, her parents purchased a farm at Midnight Lake where she grew up and attended the Midnight Lake country school. She attended High School in Glaslyn. In this community, the neighbors worked together helping each other, and this is where she learned about the benefits that can be achieved when people work together. After High School, she worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Glaslyn. She was employed by the Royal Bank of Canada for more than 28 years. Later she worked for M & M Meat Shops and the Battlefords Union Hospital Canteen. Barb became the Office Coordinator for Third Avenue United Church in 2002. Barb continues to be a faithful supporter of the United Church. She is involved in numerous church activities such as: Hand Bells, Singing, and organizing fundraising events.
Barb also enjoys gardening and cooking.