What I’ve been doing

Preliminary Fellowship: November 2017
Ordination: November 2018 at my home congregation in Toronto

Seminary: Master of Divinity, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto

Other Education

  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management – Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Certificate in Community Based Research – Wellesley Institute for Community Health
  • Certificate in Authentic Leadership Practices – Shambala Institute
  • Certified Trainer of Trainers – Our Whole Lives (Elementary, Secondary and Adult)

Ministries

  • Intern Minister, First Unitarian Church of Victoria, 2016-18
  • Congregational Life Communications Specialist, Pacific Western Region of the UUA, 2016-Present

Other Work in UUism

  • 2011 – 2012 Head Cook, Unicamp UU Retreat Centre
  • 2011 – 2012 Canadian Unitarian Council, Technical Consultant
  • 2012 – 2014 UUA ITS, Contract Web Developer
  • 2013 – 2015 UUA Common Endowment Fund, Contract Web Developer
  • 2013 – 2016 First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, Lay Chaplain (Public Officiant)
  • 2014 – 2018 UUA Growth Office, UUA ITS, UUA Theme Web Developer

Work, not in UUism

  • 1999 – 2003 Kingston and District Immigrant Services, Community Development and Engagement Director
  • 2001 – 2003 Language Link Ontario Interpreter Services, Co-Founder & Training Lead
  • 2002 – 2004 Voluntary Sector Accord – Department of Canadian Heritage, Trainer
  • 2003 – 2008 Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Sector Development Projects Lead
  • 2008 – 2009 Community Social Planning Council of Toronto, Communications Officer
  • 2009 – Present Patience and Fortitude Consulting, Founder
  • 2013 – 2015 Humber College – School of Journalism, Adjunct Faculty and Program Design Team

Other Activities

Denominational

  • 2001 – 2008 Kingston Unitarian Fellowship – Board President, Secretary, Communications Chair, Newsletter Editor, RE Teacher, Youth Advisor, Canvass Chair, OWL Leader, Campus Ministry Founder, Young Adult Coordinator
  • 2002 – 2004 IARF Young Adult Outreach Team
  • 2002 – Present Canadian Unitarian Council – Shared Ministry Task Force, Annual Conference Planning Committee, Eastern Region Technology Service Consultant, Youth Programming Advisory Committee, Junior Youth Rally Coordinator, CanUUdle Adult Coordinator and Adult Chaplain, Terre Commune Adult Facilitator, Young Adult Delegate to IARF
  • 2003 – 2013 OPUS & Concentric UU Young Adult Conferences – Planning Committee, Head Cook, Worship
  • 2004 – 2006 JUSTnews, Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice – Editor
  • 2006 – 2009 Canadian UU Leadership School – Facilitator & Eastern Coordinator
  • 2007 – Present Facebook – UU Website Lab and UU Social Media Lab – Founder & Moderator (more than 2000 members combined)
  • 2008 – 2016 First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto – Youth Advisor, OWL Facilitator, Diversity Committee, Tech Task Force, Coming of Age Mentor
  • 2009 – 2011 Continental UU Young Adult Network – Chair/Facilitator
  • 2010 – 2015 Unicamp UU Retreat Centre – Board, Program Leader, Adult Chaplain, Young Adult Convenor
  • 2013 – 2014 UUA General Assembly, Distance Participation Democratic Initiative – Technology Lead
  • 2013 – 2016 Continental Gathering of UU Seminarians – Planning Committee, Communications Chair
  • 2014 – Present UUMOC, UUMA Chapter – Online Lead
  • 2014 – 2018 UUA WordPress Theme, Developer and Support Lead
  • 2015 – 2016 Northern Lights, CUC Crowdfunding – Leadership Team
  • 2017 – Present Ministerial Representative – Shining Lights Steering Committee (similar to Breakthrough Congregations) – CUC
  • 2017 – Present CUC Theological Education Fund, Chair
  • 2018 – Goldmine Youth Leadership School Staff Team, History and Values co-leader
  • 2018 – Present Ministerial Representative – Leadership Development Programs Team – CUC
  • 2018 – Present Ministerial Liaison to the Canadian UU Women’s Association

Non-Denominational

  • 1996 – 2002 Sexual Health Resource Centre – Volunteer & Board
  • 1996 – 2016 Assorted Music and Community Festivals
  • 1998 – 2001 Ontario Public Interest Research Group, Kingston – Volunteer & Board
  • 1998 – 2003 Community Information Centre Kingston – Board
  • 2000 – 2003 Wraparound Community Services – Volunteer
  • 2001 – 2006 Children’s Aid Society – Volunteer
  • 2002 – 2006 Progressive Independent Communities Press – Board
  • 2005 – 2008 Architecture for Humanity, Toronto – Volunteer & Board
  • 2005 – 2008 MS Climb – Volunteer
  • 2006 – 2007 ChangeCamp – Volunteer
  • 2007 – 2010 Technology for the Social Change Sector – Board
  • 2007 – 2010 Toronto Film Festival – Volunteer
  • 2007 – 2011 Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests – Volunteer
  • 2008 – 2010 Sierra Nevada Journeys, Reno, NV – Volunteer
  • 2009 – 2015 Ontario Nonprofit Network – Volunteer
  • 2010 – 2012 Foodstock – Sustainable Food Systems Ontario – Volunteer
  • 2011 – 2014 Jane’s Walk – Volunteer
  • 2012 – 2016 Emmanuel College Student Society – Board
  • 2014 – 2016 University of Toronto Ecumenical Chaplaincy – Volunteer
  • 2014 – 2016 University of Toronto Multifaith Council – Board