Member of Zion Lutheran Church, Sault Ste. Marie ON
President of N-ELW (1992-1996); Member, ELCIC Future Directions Task Force on Mission (1995-1997); ELCIC delegate to the World Council of Churches 8th Assembly (1998), Harare, Zimbabwe; Member, Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) (1997-2000): WICC nominating and membership chair and board member (1998–2000). ; Chair, Service Committee, Zion Lutheran, 2003; Founding member, KAIROS, Sault Ste. Marie (2002, 2003).
National experience both in the ELCIC and ecumenical community; Ability to work collaboratively; Organizational and analytical skills.
The ELCIC churches' role and responsibility vis-a-vis poverty, especially child poverty, in Canada.; Women's participation and treatment in our church and society.; Bringing global issues (e.g. economics, free trade, etc.) and actions (e.g. Fair Trade) to the local level.
Concern about the graying membership of the ELCIC; Concern about the number of retiring pastors exceeding the number of ordinands; Hope that the ELCIC will be a loud voice for the poor and other devalued persons in Canada and the world; Hope that the ELCIC will be known as a church that lives out the gospel by walking with those persons devalued by society; Hope that the ELCIC will equip laypersons so as to raise their involvement in the leadership of their congregations, their synod, and National Church.