When I was a young mother with four children, living on a farm, I found myself with a need for ‘adult’ conversation. I found my way to the local Anglican Church where I became involved, and the Lord began to move me toward theological studies so I could teach more knowledgably about the Bible.
Little did I suspect that God was calling me to ordained ministry. I was a busy young mother with lots to do, but God had plans. I went back to school in my forties and graduated from Wycliffe College in Toronto, pursuing post graduate geriatric counselling courses at Tyndale Seminary.
I have worked at the Workman’s Compensation Board ; at AM International and was coordinator of Lay Pastoral Visitors for Holland Deanery ; was a founding member of the York Region Committee against Elder Abuse, and was a Lay assistant at St Philip’s before being ordained to the Permanent Deaconate in 2005. I have a passion to support seniors on the spiritual journey, and to train others in good listening and visitation skills.
Wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother( though I am not THAT OLD ). I enjoy teaching and preaching. A Deacon represents the Church to the world and the world to the Church. I am an associate of the Sisters of St John the Divine, enjoy reading, knitting and painting in watercolour. My husband, Gabriel, and I enjoy travelling and spending time with our grandchildren.
God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, has been the Lord of our lives for many years and continues to be our friend and our guide.