The Reverend Jim Dalton,
ordained in 1990, comes from a background in corporate finance (CMA- Certified Management Accountant), working in manufacturing
industries for many years in senior financial roles of Vice President-Finance, Controller and General Manager. Significant
management, organizational, budgetary and personnel responsibilities were a part of these responsibilities. Going back to
Brock University in 1984, Jim received his BA (Psycology) in 1987, and in 1990 graduated from Queen's Theological
College with his M. Div. degree, and was ordained in the Hamilton Conference, Ontario in May 1990.
Jim first ministered
for four years in the Grand Valley-Monticello Pastoral Charge, Toronto Conference, Ontario from 1990 to 1994.
In 1994 Jim moved to Montreal, Quebec where he spent seven years as the Presbytery apointed Intentional Interim Minister with
the Longueuil-St Hubert,Pastoral Charge, Quebec (2 years), St. Andrew's-Norwood United Church in St Laurent,
Quebec (2 years) and Dorval-Strathmore United Church in Dorval, Quebec (1 year). On September 1, 2000, Jim was
appointed Interm Director to St. Columba House in Montreal, Quebec until June 2002. Jim was Called July 1, 2002 and
is currently in full time Called Ministry at Greenfield Park United Church, Greenfied Park, Quebec and will complete
his 8th year of Ministry here on July 1, 2010.
Jim brings many years
of life experience to Ministry. As well as ministering in the prison system as a Chaplin, at the Wellington-Waterloo Detention
Center, Ontario and the Guelph Correctional Center, Ontario. He also has one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education
(C.A.P.E.) receiving this while working in the cancer clinic of the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario.
Jim also brings significant intervention skills to ministry. Jim sites his work with the Jesuit (St Ignatious) Farm Community
in Guelph, Ontario, for three years as life changing and life giving. Working with people from the prision system, people
from psychiatric institutions and people from drug and alcohol treatment follow-up programs affected Jim deeply and his understanding
of marginalized and broken people. Out of this experience, along with other dedicated people, came the opening of a Drop-In
Center as well as a Transitional and Emergency Shelter Housing in Guelph, Ontario for street people.
Jim has completed
the Basic Interim Ministry Program with the Interim Ministry Network, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This was completed
in 1996 at a course in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is currently an approved Interim Minister with the Montreal and Ottawa
Conference. Jim is married to the Reverend Brenda S. Bell. Jim is in excellent physical health, regularly playing squash,
and is conscious of healthy lifestyle needs.
Updated: July 2010