Reverend Meg Roberts,
Contract Minister

It is my privilege to be doing shared ministry with Beacon Unitarians. We started working together in the fall of 2019. I work half-time and lead Sunday services twice a month. I meet with committees, leaders and staff, and am also available for pastoral support. Generally, I can be reached Wednesday to Friday (and two weekends a month). You can email me using our contact form.

Ministry is my second career, I worked as a professional actor and stage manager in Saskatoon (where I grew up). My family’s background was in the United Church. After searching for a religious community as a young adult, I found my Unitarian spiritual home in Vancouver in 1992. Completing a Masters in Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, I trained for the Unitarian Universalist ministry. Since 2002, I have served with congregations in Edmonton, Montreal, West Vancouver, Nanaimo, Comox Valley, as well as a 6-year settled ministry in Calgary. Presently, I also do a part-time community ministry using interactive theatre techniques. These workshops help individuals and communities explore underlying causes of social and organizational issues, then try out practical solutions.

It was an amazing learning experience to be part of the leadership for five years with the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Resource Team. As a settler of Welsh, English and Scandinavian heritage, I continue to learn about my responsibilities being a guest on this land.

Janet Pivnick,
Lay Chaplain

Janet Pivnick is a Unitarian ministerial aspirant, and is training to be a Spiritual Director. She says that “co-designing meaningful rites of passage and officiating at ceremonies for the most significant moments in community members’ lives is an honour, a privilege, and a pleasure.”