Bill Phipps

Bill Phipps is a former Moderator of the United Church of Canada (1997-2000) and, with Rev. Ted Reeve, is co-founder of Faith and the Common Good. 

On behalf of the United Church of Canada, Bill delivered the apology for residential school abuses in 1998. He also represented the United Church on human rights issues in such places as South Sudan, Congo, El Salvador and the Philippines. Throughout his ministry, Bill has been a social/political activist concerning peace, Indigenous Rights, poverty and Climate Crisis. Another of Bill’s projects with Ted Reeve involved organizing in Western and Central Canada on a concept called “eco-commoning.” 

He is currently retired and living in Calgary with his wife, writer Carolyn Pogue. His children and grandchildren are spread out across the country in Yellowknife, Winnipeg, and Toronto.