Rev. Amanda Currie was inducted as Minister
of Word and Sacraments at First Church on Friday, July 28,
grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, where she attended St. Giles Presbyterian
Church with her family.
earned a B.A.Sc. in Gerontology from the University of Guelph
in 1997. Amanda attended
Knox College in Toronto from 2000-2003, and was
ordained November 16, 2003 just
before moving to Saskatchewan to serve at St. Andrew’s
Presbyterian Church in Saskatoon.
Amanda has been married to Nicholas Jesson since 2001.
Nick is a Roman Catholic theologian.
2013, Amanda began to work on a Doctor of Ministry degree through
the Toronto School of Theology and Knox College.
focus of her research is on Interchurch Families, with particular
in how Presbyterian ministers provide pastoral care and guidance
to denominationally-mixed couples and their families.
Amanda has served The Presbyterian Church in Canada as an interim moderator,
Clerk of the Presbytery of Northern Saskatchewan, Presbyterian representative
for the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s National Event in Saskatoon,
small group leader at Canada Youth conferences, adult advisor for Saskatchewan
Presbyterian Youth, Chaplain at Camp Christopher, and on the Assembly Council.
Ecumenically, she has served on the boards of Interchurch Health Ministries Saskatchewan
and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. She has also been a chaplain and instructor
in the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism’s Program in Ecumenical Studies and
Formation, and she was on the writing team for the 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian
Unity international resources.
Amanda is currently the Convenor of the Camp Christopher Committee of Synod,
and Convenor of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee of the General
Assembly. She also serves as a Presbyterian representative to the Governing Board
of the Canadian Council of Churches.
As a congregational minister, Amanda enjoys leading worship, preaching, and celebrating
the sacraments. She loves to sing, and appreciates opportunities to make music
with others for the glory of God. Although Amanda does not love committee meetings,
she appreciates the opportunity to work with elders and lay members in the ministry
that we are called to enact together in the church. She believes that fruitful
ministries grow when all God’s people have the opportunity to discover
and use their spiritual gifts in the Body of Christ. She looks forward to getting
to know the people of First Church, discerning together where God is leading
us, and putting our gifts and resources to good use for ministry and mission.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys walking, crocheting, colouring, and most of
all, spending time with her husband.