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Ninth Biennial Convention
Augustana University College, Cambros AB
June 12 - 15, 2003

Sing to the Lord a New Song
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Virginia C. Cookman

Member of St John's Lutheran Church, Mahone Bay, NS

Past Experiences or Positions:

I have served on the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary Board of Governors; as a social ministry facilitator for the K-W Conference; as a member of the Canadian Missions Committee and on various hospital boards. I am currently a member of the South Shore Hospital Ethics Committee; the palliative care chaplain for the Mahone Nursing Home; a founding member of ALLI and a CLRP in the area of support.

Strengths and Gifts:

I am committed to making and keeping the church relevant for today. I am articulate, well-read and have an active prayer/meditation/devotional life. I am a member of our local ministerial, committed to working together as one body with its many parts. I have a positive attitude, a willingness to serve where asked, and a good sense of humour. I also have skills in making presentations, preaching and leading discussions.

Issues of Particular Interest:

I am particularly interested in helping the marginalized people of our society find a place of belonging in the church. I long to see our worship services become more relevant to today's culture; and to making disciples rather than members. I desire to see all of our congregations become healthy congregations; to help all congregations see themselves as part of a network; and to develop the gifts and abilities of the laity in order to broaden and enhance our mission and ministry as a church.

Concerns and Hopes for the Future of the ELCIC

I believe that a congregation-and the church-are only as effective as their leaders, and that the leaders must have a vision and a proactive plan to meet the needs and changes of the years ahead. I would like to be a part of that.

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