Diaconal ministers carry out a ministry of education, service, and pastoral care. They are members of the Order of Ministry of The United Church of Canada.
Ordained ministers are ordained to a ministry of word, sacrament, and pastoral care. They are members of the Order of Ministry of The United Church of Canada.
Licensed Lay Worship Leaders
Licensed lay worship leaders can provide Sunday worship leadership in the presbyteries of The United Church of Canada in which they are licensed.
Designated Lay Ministry (previously called Lay Pastoral Ministry and Staff Associate) is a new program being implemented that governs and equips lay members of the United Church to serve in paid accountable leadership for worship, pastoral care, education, and service in the church.
For more information in regard to the above, consult the United Church of Canada link. Location finder.