I am a member of the Church of Saint Bartholomew in Sarnia. I’m not a ‘cradle to grave’ Anglican as I became an Anglican when I married my husband in 1998.
I have been active in the church since the beginning with my start at the former St. Stephen’s in London, Ontario, moving to the former St. George’s in Sarnia and finally settling at St. Bart’s, as we fondly call our church.
One of my passions is working to increase the number of women serving in public office. To that end, I have founded a group called “The Jean Collective”, a Women in Politics Initiative, we are providing education and support to women as we encourage them to get involved in local politics.
I’ve been active in my community of Sarnia Lambton through my work and also my volunteer activity on many boards and committees which includes our church choir as well as an experience serving on church council.
I genuinely love working with churches and with my fellow coaches. Going out to a church to facilitate a meeting is an energizing, interesting and meaningful experience. As coaches, we provide an opportunity to look at the church’s community and faith through new eyes and thus provide a fresh outlook to a church that is undergoing change. It is truly meaningful work, and I am thankful that I have this opportunity to make a difference along with my fellow coaches.