William (Bill) Gillis

William (Bill) Gillis

Bill Gillis retired at the end of July 2009 from United Church of Canada ministry after having served for more than thirty-nine years. Originally from Nova Scotia, Bill began his pastoral ministry there and moved to Manitoba in 1981 where he was in pastoral ministry in Stonewall and area.

Later he moved to a staff position with Winnipeg Presbytery of The United Church and then to the staff of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario where he  served for fifteen years. His last portfolio was Conference Minister for Stewardship, Mission & Global Justice. In his work he has been connected with United Church Outreach and Community Ministries within the region.

Bill has been interested in the goals and visions of the Jubilee Fund from its inception and has been an interpreter of its work within the United Church constituency. He joined the Jubilee Fund Board of Directors in May, 2009 and served as President of the Fund from April 2011 - April 2013.

Bill and his partner Diane, have an adult son and daughter and two grandsons, Owen and Morgan.

Email: bidigillis@shaw.ca