Fonds - Finance Minister, BC Conference fonds

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Finance Minister, BC Conference fonds

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    • 1979-2018 (Creation)
      United Church of Canada. Finance Minister, BC Conference

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    8.6 m of textual records
    ca. 220 photographs
    60 architectural drawings

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    Administrative history

    The position of Conference Administrator was established in 1979, when BC Conference implemented a new staffing model. The responsibilities of the Administrator included management of Conference finances, oversight of the operation of the Conference office, and consultation with division, committees, presbyteries, congregations, and individuals concerning budget planning, stewardship, and property matters. The functions remained the same, but the position title changed several times, including Financial Manager and Stewardship, Finance Minister, and finally Director of Finance.|James A. Chisholm, formerly the Administrative Officer for the Metropolitan Council of The United Church of Canada in the Lower Mainland of B.C., became the first Conference Administrator. He was followed by Arthur H. Jones (1983-1993); Nellie Tang (1994-2018); and Houston Mo (2018). The position of Director of Finance continued under the Pacific Mountain Regional Council from January 1, 2019.

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    Fonds consists of the following record series: Property records (1931-2019, predominant 1973-2018); Audited financial statements (1981-2018); General ledgers (1991-2017); Correspondence (1979-1982); and Alphabetical files (1977-1983).

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    Alphabetical files and correspondence (1977-1983) were transferred directly from the BC Conference office in 1983; subsequent accrual was received from the Pacific Mountain Regional Council office on November 23, 2020


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    • English

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      No further accruals expected

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      BCAUL control number: UCCBC-82

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      ChUn 30

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      Revised February 8, 2021

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      • English

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