Rev. Amanda Currie was inducted as Minister
of Word and Sacraments at First Church on Friday, July 28,
was installed as Moderator of General Assembly in June, 2019.
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
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, Convenor of the Camp Christopher
Committee of Synod and on the Assembly Council.
is currently the Moderator of General Assembly of The Presbyterian
Church in Canada. She was installed in June, 2019 and continued
into a second year during the coronavirus pandemic. See the
Ecumenically, she has served on the boards of Interchurch
Health Ministries Saskatchewan and the Prairie Centre for
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. 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.
You can read Amanda's
sermons on her website.