In recognition of an exemplary career and faithful service to others.
After completing a BA in liberal studies at Waterloo in 2006, Adam Kilner answered a calling and began a career in the United Church ministry. Drawing greatly from his own personal life experiences, Adam is regarded for his work to help introduce and maintain youthful energy into the church.
He initially served in various youth ministry positions for six years before becoming an ordained minister. While working in youth ministry, Adam consulted churches and presbyteries on the meaning of youth ministry for churches in the 21st century and also on their efforts to recruit youth into the ordered ministry. He has been an editorial advisor with the Touchstone Journal and a contributor to Cruxifusion conference.
Adam appreciates the opportunities he has as minister to infuse his other passions into what he is trying to accomplish in the church. He is an active user of social media, a musician, and a self-described video game guru known to incorporate popular music, movies, video games, and iPads into his sermons.
As someone who loves the study of Black History, Adam has performed extensive research and contributed articles to Touchstone Journal about Rev. Wilbur Howard -- the first black person to be moderator of the United Church of Canada.
Adam currently serves as congregational minister at Dunlop United Church in Sarnia.
Photo: Ryan Walker Photography