The Rev K.D. ‘Casey’ McKibbon BA; M.Div.
Clergy Support Memorial Church founder Casey left a successful career in business to enter the Church. He holds Bachelor degrees in English, Philosophy (Laurentian U), and a Master degree in Theology (U of Toronto). Casey has served the United Church of Canada since 1967 and was ordained by that same denomination in 1974.
Casey resigned from the order of ministry of the United Church in 1999 to accept the call to become the Chief Governing Official of Clergy Support Memorial Church.
The most important part of the Mission of the Clergy Support Memorial Church in Casey’s opinion is the ability of Clergy Support to restore credentials to pastors who have had their credentials lifted unjustly, thus restoring them to ministry and bringing healing to the wider Church.
In his ministry to minister families, it is estimated he has helped well over 3,000 ministers during the past 40 years thus bringing healing to many a clergy family: http://clergysupport.ca/
The Fellowship took Clergy Support Memorial Church as its name to honour all the clergy who died from various illnesses during their struggle to receive justice from their various denominations.
As for hobbies, Casey raises ‘wild’ Ontario orchids and many other native wild plants. He is an expert tree planter and organic gardener. He has a deep love and respect for nature and spends as much time as possible watching birds, feeding deer in his back yard and any other wildlife that comes his way especially his personal flock of wild turkeys.
He loves and respects all creatures especially his two dogs and a cat. Through them he has learned that all animals also have rights and need advocates!
In May, 1993 Casey was awarded the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal for his ministry to hurting clergy.
Human Resources Manager
Paula is our Assistant Chief Governing Official with special responsibilities for Human Resources and Clergy training. Before joining our church staff, she was in management with a large Canadian corporation. During that time, she provided analysis and direction to a wide variety of individuals and management teams from the public, government and non-profit sectors.
Since coming to the Church in 2012, Paula’s role has been to offer her experience and many talents in HR support to all those applying to become ministers with the Church.
When Paula is away from the keyboard, she will most likely be found hiking on a back country trail, paddling her kayak in the local waters, or touring the backroads with her husband on their motorbikes. Married since 1978 to her best friend Les, she has a deep respect for the sanctity of all relationships, human or animal 😊.
Rev. Ed Montano
Ed joined CSMC as an administrator in 2019. He comes to us with many years of experience in both the corporate and ecclesiastical worlds. He holds a Master of Divinity from Saint Paul University in Ottawa and also has many years of pastoral ministry, currently serving as a hospital chaplain. Along with managing church donations, Ed is also playing an important role in extending CSMC’s training programs through the Canadian Ministers Institute and has also been contributing to the CSMC website with his own writing.
Ed is married to his best friend, Tracy, and has two adult daughters. Ed and Tracy are very musical, with Ed playing drums and guitar, and also enjoying singing. When Ed’s not making music, playing cards or trivia, he can be found on a golf course, though not quite on the PGA tour.