Series Priv 27.05 - Administrative church work records

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Administrative church work records

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CA PMRCA Priv 27.05

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  • 1951-1997 (Creation)
    Shaver, M. John V.

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24 cm of textual records

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Michael John Victor Shaver (Jack) was born in Fort William, Ontario, in 1918 to the Rev. and Mrs. James M. Shaver. He grew up in the manse next door to All Peoples’ Mission in Winnipeg’s North End. He attended United College in Winnipeg and, following ordination in 1942, served charges in rural Ontario and Manitoba, then Fort Gary United Church in Winnipeg (1952-1959). In 1959, he moved with his wife, Dorothy, and their children to Vancouver, where he served as the very first university chaplain for the United Church (UBC, 1959–1969). Shaver worked for the Metropolitan Council of the Lower Mainland in the early 1970s, then on the staff of First United Church, where he spent the final ten years of his ministry, retiring in 1982. Shaver received two honorary doctorates; from the University of Winnipeg (1980) and the Vancouver School of Theology (1982).

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Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s service to the wider church as a member of Manitoba Conference’s Faith and Order Committee (1951-1956); a member of BC Conference’s Commission to Study Institutional Work in the Lower Mainland (1967-1969); a member of the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Inner City Service Project (1967-1969); and supervisor of a student at the Vancouver School of Theology (1995-1997).

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Records relating to the Metropolitan Council study and the Inner City Service Project were donated by M. John V. Shaver in 1992.


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  • English

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Priv 27.05

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Created July 22, 2015

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