Our Governance

We have two teams of people who oversee the activities and ministries we undertake as a church: the Elders and the Board of Trustees.


The Elders are responsible for the spiritual direction and oversight of our church, including matters of doctrine, our Statement of Faith, and church order. They are responsible to spiritually protect and shepherd our members, oversee conflict resolution in the church,  and to the sacraments. With the Senior Pastor, they also steward our core values, vision and mission.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a group of people, elected from the church membership, who are responsible for the legal and financial oversight of Smythe Street Cathedral. They work together to ensure that we are good stewards of the resources we have been entrusted with, and ensure that we are legally sound in our financial reporting and ministry practices.