Michael Wilson came to Charleswood in 1994 after five years at the Birtle-Isabella-Miniota Pastoral Charge in Western Manitoba . For both Michael and his wife Maureen, this was a move to their hometown.
Michael studied science at the University of Manitoba and theology at Emmanuel College in Toronto before ordination in 1989. In 2001, he graduated from Chicago Theological Seminary with the degree of Doctor of Ministry.
Michael’s involvement in the wider church has included ministry with children and youth, membership on the National Division of World Outreach, supervision of campus ministry, and the Ten Days for Global Justice National Committee. He has been blessed by the opportunity to represent the United Church of Canada in the Bahamas , Cuba , and Africa on different occasions. Michael has taught at the University of Winnipeg , Faculty of Theology and is past President of the Conference of Manitoba and North Western Ontario.
Michael and Maureen share a love of sports, theatre, the arts, and most especially for their three children, Aidan, Benjamin, and Leah.
Michael is particularly appreciated for the passion, energy, and exceptional talent with which he delivers his sermons. He brings the scripture to life by drawing parallels between scripture, current events and everyday life. His great sense of timing and keen sense of humour serve to hold the attention of the listener and deliver the message.