The Executive Secretary title was created in 1971, and was based on the former Secretary position: responsibilities included keeping a record of proceedings of the Conference; keeping an accurate roll of members and compiling other statistics concerning pastoral charges and ministers; conducting correspondence pursuant to the proceedings of the Conference; facilitating Presbytery procedures with training and support; acting as a resource person in new church development areas; and communicating and interpreting the policies and actions of the national Church Offices.
The Secretaries/Executive Secretaries of Toronto Conference have been: Rev. R.C. Tibb, 1925; Rev. W.J. Smith, 1926; Rev. G.W. Barker, 1927-1937; Rev. C.E. Dyer, 1938-1949; Rev. J.A.C. Kell, 1950-1958; Rev. A.G. Smith, 1959-1965; Rev. F.H. Stevens, 1966-1967; Beatrice Wilson, 1968; Rev. Paul H. Morris, 1969-1973; Rev. W.D. Lord, 1974; Rev. Lorne Taylor-Walsh, 1975-1990; Rev. George L. James, 1991; Dr. Helga Kutz-Harder, 1992-1994; Rev. Albion R. Wright, 1995; David Allen, 1996-2017, and Jody Maltby, 2017-2018.
Series consists of general correspondence, 1970-2005; and correspondence/subject files, including: annual meetings, 1986-2018, archives, 1986-2007, Bathhouse Raids in Toronto, 1981, Canadian Council of Churches, 1978-1980; casinos/lotteries, 1992-1993; Cedar Glen, 1992; Church Development Fund, 1986-2005; committee chairs workshop, 1998; Conference visioning, 2002-2006; Ethical investment in the Middle East, 2006; Five Oaks Centre, 2005; General Council, 1984-2000; Good Shepherd Community Church, 1986; Judicial Committee, 1984-1990; laity, 1977-1985; mailings to pastoral charges, 1989-2000; mailings to Presbyteries, 1991-2009; marriage, 1988-2007; Moderators’ visits, 1992-2002; Native Council of Canada, 1993; Ontario Coalition for Social Justice, 1990-1991; organizations, 1982-1991; petitions, 2002; Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, 2015-2017; staff (including meeting minutes), 1983-2009; taxation (Willis Blair Commission), 1976; Toronto Conference Consultation on Authority and Interpretation of Scripture, 1991; Toronto Star, 1980; Unification Church, 1988, and volunteers, 1996.
United Church of Canada. Toronto Conference