Rev. Ed Laksmanis
(M.Div. B. A. Ordained 1986)


I began my Ministry at St. John’s Ground Hog Day 1999.

The date wasn’t planned, but perhaps Ordained.

Recently St. John’s celebrated 20 plus years of our ministry

together, they caught me by surprise, I basically concluded

that I wouldn’t trade those 20 years for anything else, after

all it doesn’t get any better than “Living in God’s Country,

Working with God’s People”.


At St. John’s you are invited to be a part of “Living in God’s Country, Working with God’s People”.
Here are some thoughts that may help you get to know me.
I believe in long term ministry. Long term ministry is about commitment, relationships, trust, intimacy,
being there in the good and the bad. And seeing God in the midst of it all – faithfulness.
I believe ministry is about having one foot in church and one foot in community. It is who I am.
I believe we don’t have a monopoly on God, so have a deep passion for the ecumenical, interfaith and
even beyond.
I also have a deep passion for Christ, that Christ is my clearest lens to see God, to understand the world
and the meaning of life. Underlying all that, as simple theology, “ God is love, whoever lives in love, lives
in God and God in them”. And the meaning of life “To be loved, and to love”.
As a minister, I believe in developing deep spirituality. It is there we discover God, our true selves … and
our connectedness to everything else. Others, community, this earth. A wonderful oneness. It is that
deep place we discover compassion and strength for bringing God’s Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.
My style is not to tell you what to believe or do. My style is to try to address the big questions out there,
to look at possibilities, and leave the rest to you and the Spirit.
The church isn’t about me, it is about us. Journeying, Learning together… and laughing together.
If you have any questions about Myself or St. Johns, please contact me. Rev. Ed Laksmanis















David Warder

Read David's bio. 










Elaine Foris

Read Elaine's bio.


Heide Arnold

Karen Beach

Jim Dilamarter

Jeannette Jackson - Chairperson 

Jenny Jones

Doreen Gilbert 

Gwen Hambly

Ed Laksmanis - Minister

Sandra Leckie-Reed 

   Becky Madill 

                                                                        Kelly Moore                                                                       

  Olive Moulden*  

                   Lynn Prentice                      

               Doug Smith                 

David Warder

* Honourary Member

Board Chair:  Jeannette Jackson

Treasurer: David Warder  

Secretary:  Kelly Moore and Sandra Leckie-Reed                           

Fundraising:  Jennifer Jones, Gwen Hambly                       

Property: Doug Smith                                

Worship: Elaine Foris, David Warder, Dave Leggatt

Outreach:  Lynn Prentice, Heide Arnold                      

Hospitality: Heide Arnold

Christian Education:  

M&S Enthusiasts: Jim Dilamarter                        

M&P: Dave Leggatt, Alexandra Wark, Marion Nixon

UCW: Heide Arnold 

Regional Representatives: Ed Laksmanis, John Stewart,

Cluster Representatives: Ed Laksmanis, Daryl Wark, Jim Dilamarter

WIG: Ed Laksmanis

Volunteer Nominating: 

Website:  Jeannette Jackson


Sunday services: 11 a.m.

Church office hours: Thursdays & Fridays

3 pm to 7 pm



St. John’s United Church
Wiarton Pastoral Charge
528 Berford Street, Box 159
Wiarton, Ontario N0H 2T0



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