Trinity Cambridge has been my home parish since arriving from Newfoundland as a child. Returning in 2007, after years lived away, I became a member of Parish Council then Rector’s Warden; I served as Sunday School Co-ordinator and on various committees. I served on the Trinity transitional team for two years and part of the Selection Committee for a new Rector.
I was blessed to be among the founding members of Anglican Churches in Cambridge (ACIC) in 2011 and it continues to today. Lay volunteers and clergy from each of the five churches in the city working together to meet needs in our community through our combined gifts, hold joint worship together and share meals together.
For nine years I was a volunteer at the Bridges Homeless Shelter in Cambridge with people from all walks of life in need of a hand up. I also trained as a volunteer with the Community Justice Initiatives, as a volunteer with women in the local prison.
Working with those who are marginalized in shelters and prisons led me to become a member of the MCC Circle of Friends supporting women in transition to permanent housing.
I joined the Congregational Coaching Team, drawn to the great work the team does in the diocese helping congregations discern where the Spirit is leading them in times of change and renewal and their relationship to the communities they serve.
I have a BA from Waterloo University and 2009 began religious studies at Wycliffe College. In 2012 I received a Certificate of Religious Studies from Renison College. In 2019 I was ordained to the Holy Order of Deacons at Trinity Anglican Church, Cambridge.
My special outreach ministry is at Grand Valley Institute, a federal prison for woman, providing in-person worship services, pastoral care and video devotionals.