Dr. Michael Caveney is the lead minister at St. David’s.  He came to our congregation in August 2014.  Michael’s primary interests in congregational leadership are in the areas of worship and visitation.  He enjoys planning and leading us in our weekly Sunday 10 am services as well as leading the Tuesday morning Bible Study.  Michael loves to visit and share in the life of our congregation. 
Michael has moved to the Lower Mainland from Victoria, BC.  Michael was raised in Toronto, receiving an Honors BA from Trinity College at the University of Toronto with specialist standing in Religious Studies in the area of Buddhist and Christian Ethics.  He moved to Montreal where he received a Masters of Sacred Theology from McGill.  He later received a Doctor of Ministry from Knox College at the University of Toronto.  His thesis was “Hoping and Coping “which looked at Spiritual Care for those with terminal illness. 

Michael was ordained in the Presbyterian Church, switching to the United Church eleven years ago.  He has served parishes in Montreal; Tweed, King City and Toronto, Ontario; Charlottetown, PEI and Victoria.  He also served as the Executive Director of a crisis counselling centre in downtown Toronto. 

  Michael has been involved in committees of the church.  In the United Church he has served on various Victoria Presbytery and BC Conference Committees including Conference Executive.  Currently he is on the Conference Pastoral Relations Committee.  He has served on the national Mission Through Finance Committee, Communities in Mission Committee, and currently on the General Council Permanent Committee on Ministry which advises the General Council Executive and Moderator on policy and programming relating to church life both in Canada and Internationally.