Sunday, August 26
12:30 – A celebration of spirit by the UCW took place before the Pilgrimage Service.
3:00 – Pilgrimage Service.
Guest Speaker: Gary R. Walsh
Gary Walsh is an ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church in Canada.
His journey in ministry has included pastoring congregations in the USA and Canada; denominational leadership (Bishop of the Free Methodist Church in Canada); inter-denominational leadership (President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada); global Christian partnership development (President of Interdev Inc.); global Christian microfinance (President of Opportunity International Canada) and serving on governing boards.
Currently, Gary is serving as Executive Director of Wesley Acres Conference and Retreat Centre. Gary and his wife Ellen live in Wellington, Ontario. They have three sons, eight grand-children and one great grandchild.
At the Roberts Wesleyan Graduation, Gary said “… growing up in a Methodist minister’s home, graduating from Asbury Theological Seminary, and serving, ever so briefly, on the Executive Committee of the World Methodist Council, makes it hard for me to claim total lack of theological bias. It was fun to meet Canadians — United Church of Canada delegates — at the WMC Convention in Rio.”