Jeff Seaton

Are you a church leader facing a challenge? Are there any other kinds these days?

Church leadership today often involves facing the kinds of decisions for which seminary education or long experience in the church has not adequately prepared us.

In these circumstances, having a “thinking partner,” someone who is able to ask good questions and guide us toward better decisions, can make all the difference.

If you think you could benefit from having a thinking partner, or would like to explore how it might help in your situation, send me a message!

Relevant Experience

  • Doctor of Ministry, “Leadership in the Christian Tradition,” Duke University, 2016.
  • Chair, Pastoral Relations Council, BC Conference of The United Church of Canada, 2012-2018.
  • Member, Conference Executive, BC Conference of The United Church of Canada, 2012-2018.
  • Ministry leadership experience in urban, rural, and mid-size town congregations throughout British Columbia.


Treena Duncan, Executive Minister, Pacific Mountain and Chinook Winds Regions, United Church of Canada:

Jeff has many strengths. He is an effective leader, is personable and easy to work with. He has managed highly conflicted situations and been a stabilizing and positive influence.

Carol Kopp, Board Chair, and Joyce Todd, Personnel Committee, Trinity United Church:

Through his modelling and instruction, he gave us the tools to work through conflict respectfully and to build healthy relationships.