Daniel Hayward

Dan Hayward

I attended Queen’s Theological College and was ordained in 2009. I serve congregations at Ingleside-Newington and Long Sault in Eastern Ontario. My wife and I are among the last people in our part of the province to live in a manse! Both villages are on the St. Lawrence River, which forms the Canada-US border, so as chair of Seaway Valley Presbytery I began a partnership with our neighbours, the United Church of Christ Association in New York State’s North Country. Since then I have been one of the United Church of Canada representatives to the talks on a full communion agreement with the United Church of Christ. I have been a member of the Theology and Inter-Church Inter-Faith Committee for the last three years and was nominated as the Committee’s chair for 2015-18. I chaired the working group which crafted a report on Theologies of Disabilities; I had a personal connection to this work as I have a disabling autoimmune condition called ankylosing spondylitis.

I am very interested in theology in the Chinese Protestant church, particularly in what we can learn from our Chinese colleagues about the role of doctrine in united and uniting churches, contextualizing theology, and relations with other faith traditions in China’s religious environment. I speak some Cantonese and Mandarin, et je travaille souvent en français dans notre Synode Montréal et Ottawa.