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The Right Reverend Brian K. Magnus, an ordained elder in the United Brethren Church in Canada, was first elected Superintendent of the Ontario Conference of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1990. That title changed to President in 1992 when the Canadian arm of the church realized that it needed to be administratively independent of the U.B. Headquarters located in the United States. When the worldwide United Brethren Church adopted a new international structure with full autonomy for each National Conference in 2001, Rev. Magnus was elected as the first Bishop of the United Brethren Church in Canada.

Bishop Magnus has served as the Chairman of the United Brethren in Christ International Executive Committee (the Cabinet of Bishops) since 2002, and was just elected to a fifth term in July 2017. He also sits on the international U.B. Global Leadership Team.

Bishop Magnus received a Bachelor of Theology degree (Pastoral Ministries) from Emmanuel Bible College (Kitchener, ON) and his Master's degree from Huntington University in 1981.

Bishop Magnus was ordained in 1982. He served as Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor of the Garrison Road Church in Fort Erie, ON from 1978 to 1983. From 1984 to 1988 he pastored the New Hope U.B. Church in Toronto. In 1988 he began serving as the Senior Pastor of the Parkwood Gardens Church in Guelph, ON.

Bishop Magnus' passion for ministry centers on two primary calls: first, to communicate the Scriptures as God’s Word in faithful and relevant ways to our world today and second, to assist God’s people to be truly the church in the 21st century.

Bishop Magnus and his wife, Lynette, have five children who all serve the Lord in various capacities; David, Heather, Holly, Wendy and Christopher.

The Magnuses reside in Guelph, Ontario. 


2017 Local Church Reviews:

Feb. 4, 10 am - Guelph Vietnamese Community Church, Guelph, ON

Feb. 16, 7 pm - Parkwood Gardens, Guelph, ON

Feb. 25, 9 am - Port of Grace, Port Colborne, ON

Feb. 25, 11 am - Grace U.B., Sherkston, ON

Feb. 25, 1:30 pm - Stevensville U.B., Stevensville, ON

Feb. 25, 3:30 pm - Garrison Road U.B., Fort Erie, ON

Feb. 26, 7 pm – Mill Crossing, Cambridge, ON

March 9, 7:30 pm – Stanley Park, Kitchener, ON

March 19, 7:45 pm – Roseville U.B., Roseville, ON

April 6, 4 pm – Living Hope, Port Elgin, ON

April 6, 4 pm – Shiloh, Tiverton, ON

April 18, 7:00 pm – New Hope, Toronto, ON

 


Bishop Magnus Will Attend the Following Events in 2016

January 6 – New Church Developent Meeting (Guelph, ON)

January 21 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Stanley Park Church, Kitchener)

January 27 – Johanna Dyck funeral (Kitchener, ON)

February-April – Local Church Reviews (see below)

February 8 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Mill Crossing Church, Cambridge)

February 9 – Meetings w/Conference Officers (Kitchener, Cambridge)

February 18 – Meeting w/Mark Wallace, CH Global (Kitchener, Cambridge)

March 10 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Parkwood Gardens Church, Guelph)

March 20 – Speak at Port of Grace Church (Port Colborne, ON)

Mar. 31-Apr. 2 – Global Ministries International Meetings (Huntington, IN)

April 3 – Speak at Mill Crossing Church (Cambridge, ON)

April 16 – Re:Calibrate Training Event w/Carey Nieuwhof (Guelph, ON)

April 21 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

April 23-26 – Trip to Haiti, visit Supt. Richard & Haiti Churches

May 17 – Meeting with Lawyer David Amy (Waterloo, ON)

May 19 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Stanley Park Church, Kitchener)

May 26 – Jordan Levesque Licence Interview (Kitchener, ON)

May 26 – Meeting with Stevensville E.L.T. (Stevensville, ON)

June 16 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Parkwood Gardens Church, Guelph)

June 16 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph, ON)

August 14-19 – Junior Camp Volunteer (children in grades 4-6) – Paisley, ON

September 15 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

September 15 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

September 17 – Volleyball Day (Waterloo Region)

October 2 - Fruit RollUp Niagara (Garrison Road Church)

October 8 – Global Ministries International Meetings (Huntington, IN)

October 16 - Fruit Rollup Cambridge (Mill Crossing Church)

October 27 – EFC Presidents' Day (Toronto, ON)

October 28 – EFC Denominational Leaders' Day (Toronto, ON)

November 4 – Haiti "Summit" (Guelph, ON)

November 5 – National Conference (Roseville, ON)

November 17-19 – Pastors' and Spouses' Retreat (Stratford, ON)

November 24 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Hespeler)

 

2016 Local Church Reviews:

Feb. 17, 7 pm - Parkwood Gardens, Guelph, ON

Feb. 20, 9 am - Port of Grace, Port Colborne, ON

Feb. 20, 11 am - Grace U.B., Sherkston, ON

Feb. 20, 1:30 pm - Stevensville U.B., Stevensville, ON

Feb. 20, 3:30 pm - Garrison Road U.B., Fort Erie, ON

Feb. 28, 7 pm – Mill Crossing, Cambridge, ON

March 9, 7:45 pm – Roseville U.B., Roseville, ON

March 21, 7:00 pm – New Hope, Toronto, ON

March 23, 6:30 pm – Living Hope, Port Elgin, ON

April 14, 7:30 pm – Stanley Park, Kitchener, ON

May 11, 7:00 pm – Shiloh, Port Elgin, ON

 

 


Bishop Magnus Will Attend the Following Events in 2015

January 10 - Launch of Diaspora Church Plant (Guelph, ON)

January 15 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Stanley Park Church, Kitchener)

February-April – Church Audits (see below)

February 4 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Mill Crossing Church, Cambridge)

March 8 – Speak at Guelph Vietnamese Community Church

March 12 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Parkwood Gardens Church, Guelph)

March 15 – Installation of Rev. Dr. Sharon Tam at New Hope Church (Toronto)

March 22 – Speak at Roseville U.B. Church (Roseville, ON)

March 28 – Disciplemakers Training (Parkwood Gardens Church, Guelph)

April 8-10 – Global Ministries International Meetings (Huntington, IN)

April 15 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

May 21 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Stanley Park Church, Kitchener)

June 17 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Roseville U.B. Church, Roseville, ON)

June 18 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

July 15-18 – U.S. U.B. National Conference (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

August 9-14 – Junior Camp Volunteer (children in grades 7-8) – Paisley, ON

August 28 - "Seeds of Hope" Orphanage Choir from Zambia (Stanley Park, Kitchener)

September 16 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

September 17 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

September ??  – Volleyball Day (Waterloo Region)

October 3 – "Missional DNA" Church Training (Parkwood Gardens Church, Guelph)

October 8-9 – Global Ministries International Meetings (Huntington, IN)

November 7-8 – National Conference (Garrison Road Church, Fort Erie, ON)

November 10-24 – Sierra Leone National Retreat + Liberia UB Leadership

November 26-28 – Pastors' & Spouses Retreat (Niagara Falls, ON)

December 7 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

December 10 – Pastors' Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

 

2015 Church Audits:

Feb.  9,  7 pm - Parkwood Gardens, Guelph, ON

Feb. 22, 7 pm – Mill Crossing, Cambridge, ON

Feb. 25, 7:30 pm – Stanley Park, Kitchener, ON

March 7,  9 am - Port of Grace, Port Colborne, ON

March 7, 11 am - Grace U.B., Sherkston, ON

March 7, 1:30 pm - Stevensville U.B., Stevensville, ON

March 7, 3:30 pm - Garrison Road U.B., Fort Erie, ON

March 25, 7:00 pm – Roseville U.B., Roseville, ON

April 23, 6:30 pm – Shiloh, Port Elgin, ON

April 23, 6:30 pm – Living Hope, Port Elgin, ON

April 8, 7:00 pm – New Hope, Toronto, ON

 


 

Bishop Magnus will attend the following events in 2014:

January 17-19 – Jr. Youth Getaway Retreat (Countryside Camp, Cambridge)

January 21 – Meeting of ELT & Bishop Review Team (Kitchener)

January 26 – Speak at Guelph Vietnamese Community Church

February 4 – Meeting with Conference Treasurer Ian Shaw

February-March – Church Audits (see below)

February 15 – Funeral of Marg Nicholson (Kitchener)

February 18 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

February 20 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Fort Erie)

February 27 – Pastoral Ministries Team Meeting

March 2 – Speak at Stanley Park Church (Kitchener)

March 9 – Speak at Garrison Road U.B. Church (Fort Erie)

March 16 – Speak at Grace U.B. Church (Sherkston)

March 17 – Meeting of the ELT & BRT (Kitchener)

April 3 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Kitchener)

April 9-11 – Global Ministries International Meetings (Huntington, IN)

April 22 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

May 9 – Interview Pastoral Candidates (Guelph, ON)

May 15 – Interview Pastoral Candidate (Grimsby, ON)

May 22 – Janice Botero Funeral (Burlington, ON)

June 7 – Interview Grace U.B. Pastoral Candidates (Sherkston, ON)

June 8 – Speak at Guelph Vietnamese Community Church

June 15 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

June 21 – Stevensville Leadership Team

June 24 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

July 1 – Interview Missionary Candidates (Fort Wayne, IN)

August 3 – Speak at Living Hope Christian Centre (Port Elgin, ON)

August 3 – Speak at Shiloh Community Church (Tiverton, ON)

August 10-15 – Junior Camp Volunteer (kids in grades 4-6) – Paisley, ON

September 17 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

September 18 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

September ??  – Volleyball Day (Cambridge, Waterloo Region)

September 25 – New Hope Leadership Team (Toronto)

October 9-10 – Global Ministries International Meetings (Huntington, IN)

November 1 – National Conference (Burlington, ON)

November 20-22 – Pastors' & Spouses Retreat (Stratford, ON)

November 25 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

December 11 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

 

2014 Church Audits:

Feb. 10,  7 pm -– Parkwood Gardens, Guelph, ON

Feb. 22,  9 am – Port of Grace, Port Colborne, ON

Feb. 22, 11 am – Grace U.B., Sherkston, ON

Feb. 22, 1:30 pm – Stevensville U.B., Stevensville, ON

Feb. 22, 3:30 pm – Garrison Road U.B., Fort Erie, ON

February 24, 7 pm – Mill Crossing, Cambridge, ON

March 3, 7:00 pm - Roseville U.B., Roseville, ON

March 20, 7:30 pm – Stanley Park, Kitchener, ON

March 25, 6:30 pm – Shiloh, Underwood, ON

March 25, 7:30 pm – Living Hope, Underwood, ON

April 8, 7:00 pm – New Hope, Toronto, ON 

 

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Bishop Magnus will attend the following events in 2013:

January 17-24 – UB Missionary Summit Speaker (Chiang Rai, Thailand)    

January 17 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Hespeler)

February 9 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)   

February 21 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Kitchener)

February-March – Church Audits (see below)

March 3 – Speak at Guelph Vietnamese Community Church

March 21 – Speak at Constable Jennifer Kovach's funeral

March 21 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

April 17-20 – Global Ministries International Meetings (Huntington, IN)

April 18 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Kitchener)

April 21 – New Dundee Church Closing Celebration

April 23 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

April 28 – Speak at New Hope Church (Toronto)

May 8 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (E.B.C., Kitchener)

May 8 – Emmanuel Bible College 'Refresh' Conference

May 18 – Conduct the funeral for Rev. Mrs. Ruth Snider

May 29-31 – Int'l General Conference (E.B.C., Kitchener)

June 1 – UBCC Missions Day! (Stanley Park, Kitchener) 

June 2 – UB International Sunday! (Int'l speaker at each local church)

June 6 – Meeting with New Dundee Church leaders & Bruce Nicholson

June 16 – Speak at Guelph Vietnamese Community Church

June 20 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

June 24 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

June 26-29 – Mid-Year Convention  (Fort Wayne, IN)

July 11 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

August 7 – Funeral for Missionary Ruth Benner (Sherkston, ON)

August 11-16 – Junior Camp (children in grades 3-5) – Paisley, ON

September 17 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

September 19 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

September 28  – Volleyball Day (Cambridge, Waterloo Region)

October 2-4 – Global Ministries International Meetings (Gull Lake, Michigan)

October 17 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Kitchener)

October 19 – Re:Calibrate Conference (Guelph)

November  2 – National Conference (Roseville)

November 16 – Installation service for Rev. Tim Nguyen, Guelph Vietnamese Church

November 21-23 – Pastors' & Spouses Retreat (Niagara Falls)

November 26 – Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Guelph)

December 12 – Pastors Monthly Meeting (Guelph)

 

2013 Church Audits:

Feb. 23,  9 am - Port of Grace, Port Colborne, ON

Feb. 23, 11 am - Grace U.B., Sherkston, ON

Feb. 23, 1:30 pm - Stevensville U.B., Stevensville, ON

Feb. 23, 3:30 pm - Garrison Road U.B., Fort Erie, ON

Feb. 25, 8:00 pm - Roseville U.B., Roseville, ON

Feb. 26,  7 pm - Parkwood Gardens, Guelph, ON

March 4, 7 pm – Mill Crossing, Cambridge, ON

March 5, 7:30 pm – New Hope, Toronto, ON

March 7, 7:30 pm – Stanley Park, Kitchener, ON

March 26, 6:30 pm – Shiloh, Underwood, ON

March 26, 7:30 pm – Living Hope, Underwood, ON