The Rev. Dr. Andy O'Neill

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology
Acting Summer Distance Coordinator

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Andy O’Neill
Liturgy, worship, and leadership

Tel: 506-381-0234 
United Church of Canada


Dr. O’Neill studied at King’s College, Halifax; Emmanuel College, Toronto (MDiv); and New College, Edinburgh (PhD). He has served in congregational ministry in New Brunswick and with many United Church of Canada committees and groups, including the Sacraments and Rites of Passage Task Group; the Anglican-United Church Dialogue; the Aboriginal Relations Working Group of Maritime Conference; the Theology Inter-Church Inter-Faith Committee; and the United Church Foundation. He is part of the United Church’s EDGE network of consultants, assisting numerous congregations in developing their mission and ministry. He is also regularly engaged as a guest speaker and mentor for clergy leadership events.  

  • “The Sacraments – Baptism and Eucharist.” In Called to Be Disciples: An introduction to membership in The United Church of Canada, ed. Taylor Croissant (Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 2022)
  • “The presence of God in all things.” In Eucharistic Practice & Sacramental Theology in Pandemic Times, ed. Eileen Scully (Toronto: General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, 2021)
  • “Liturgies for Advent and Christmas Worship.” In Advent Unwrapped, ed. Alydia Smith (Toronto: United Church of Canada), 2016-2021
  • “Tillich for today’s church: self-critique, self-transcendence, and the New Reality.” In Paul Tillich: Theology and Legacy: Proceedings of Tillich Conference, University of Oxford, July 14-15, 2014, ed. R. Re Manning, (Berlin: deGruyter, 2018)
  • “Seeking Community in a Digital Age.” In Three Ways of Grace: Drawing Closer to the Trinity, ed. R. Fennell & R. Lockhart (Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 2010)
  • Tillich: A guide for the perplexed (London: T & T Clark, 2008)