Smith, Robert Frederick, 1934-

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Smith, Robert Frederick, 1934-

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1934-

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Robert Frederick Smith (1934-) was born in Montreal. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Alberta in 1956, he got a diploma in Theology at St. Stephen’s College in 1958, a B.D. from the University of Alberta in 1964, and a Th.D. at Boston University School of Theology in 1973. He was ordained by the Alberta Conference of the United Church in 1958, and also married Margaret Ellen Maguire that year. After his ordination, he held pastorates in the following areas: St. Lukes, Fort St. John, British Columbia (1958-1961), Trinity, Edmonton, Alberta (1961-1965), Memorial Congregational Church of Atlantic, Quincy, Massachusetts (1965-1968), Richmond Hill United Church (1968-1974), Eglinton United Church, Toronto (1974-1982), and Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver, British Columbia (1982-1984). Throughout his time as a minister he held many posts on many committees; Doctrinal Commission, General Commission on Church Union, Committee on Union and Joint Mission, Co-Chair of Roman Catholic-United Church Dialogue, and the Committee on Theology and Faith. He was chair of York Presbytery from 1972-1974, Toronto Area Presbytery from 1977-1979, and President of Toronto Conference from 1981-1982. He was Founding President of the Richmond Hill and Thornhill Area Family Services. He served as Moderator of the United Church from 1984-1986.

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