Symons Valley United Church welcomes Rev. Hillary Van Spronsen (she/her) as our new Associate Minister. Rev Hilary will start her ministry with us on September 1, 2022.
Rev. Hillary Van Spronsen is an ordained minister in The United Church of Canada with a Masters of Divinity degree from Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, NS. and B.A. in Child and Youth Studies from Brock University, St. Catherine’s, ON.
After serving two congregations in corporative ministry in Southern Ontario, Hillary was ordained in 2018 and accepted a call as Coordinating Team Minister to what was then St. Andrew’s United Church and Regional Ministries, Calgary AB. After several years of service, Hillary was integral to the amalgamation process between St. Andrew’s and Deer Park United Churches, now formally known as Fish Creek United Church.
Hillary comes to Symons Valley with a passion for pastoral care and engaging individuals on the journey of life. She is passionate about community engagement, supporting lay leaders and ensuring faith communities are inviting for all individuals of all ages on their faith journey. She brings previous experience in working with The United Church’s The GO Project, and participation at General Council and Rendez-vous.
Hillary and her partner have one child and a dog. She enjoys camping, baking, crafting and cheering on the Calgary Stampeders.