Diocese of British Columbia, President
Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Maureen Lawrence moved to Canada in 1966 upon her marriage to a Nova Scotian priest. She spent the following 14 years in Great Whale River on the east coast of Hudson Bay where she taught Family Studies to the First Nation and Inuit residents of the community and developed practical homemaking programs. She continued her lifetime involvement in the Girl Guides by adapting the program for the location and has been involved with the organization in many capacities over the years. She has extensive volunteer and board experience in health care, education and cultural preservation and has completed educational workshops on organizational structure, the Carver Board Method, time management strategies and communication skills.
Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), Vice-President
Judith Moses brings deep expertise and insight to the field of public governance with over thirty-five years of government experience and political know-how. As a former federal Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, she led the development of farm income policies and delivery of aid programs in Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. In the federal Privy Council Office, she advised successive Prime Ministers on highly sensitive machinery of government matters. In the Ontario Cabinet Office, she led a mandate review leading to restructuring of central agencies.
On Aboriginal issues, Judith helped spearhead the first round of consultations with the provinces on Constitutional reforms and dealt with specific claims as the acting head of the Indian Commission of Ontario. She recently developed a policy on ‘alternative dispute resolution’ for the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs; advised an energy consortium on its First Nations consultation and engagement strategy.
Diocese of the Yukon, Secretary
Valerie Maier recently retired as a teacher and has launched a new career. She and her husband Charles have moved to the Diocese of Yukon as part of the Bishop’s ‘Ministry of Presence’ program where they will spend one or more years in parish ministry.
She brings to her new diocese extensive experience promoting the work of PWRDF as Parish representative, Ride for Refuge, Poverty Challenge, KAIROS, Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Ottawa. Of special interest to PWRDF is her advocacy on behalf of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank on food justice issues. Valerie has a Master of Education degree from the University of Ottawa on assessment and evaluation of programs combined with a personal interest and knowledge of environmental, science and health issues.
She offers experience in program planning, advocacy, strategic planning, communications, and human resources management.
Diocese of Toronto, Treasurer
Dan Waterston is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information System Auditor in public practice in Guelph. He provides computer and software consulting, training, and support services to owner-managed businesses, other accounting firms, and governmental organizations. His experience includes the development and implementation of computerized audit techniques for Chartered Accounting firms, as well as project management for various organizations. He is past chair and member of the General Synod Audit Committee and past member of the General Synod Pensions Audit Committee and General Synod's Financial Management and Development Committee. Dan has extensive volunteer service at his parish, in Kiwanis and Guelph Services for Persons with Disabilities.
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), University of Toronto; CPA, CA-IT, LPA, CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
The Most Rev. Archbishop Fred Hiltz
Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
Ordained in 1978, Fred Hiltz ministered in Nova Scotian communities small and large, and was appointed and elected to diocesan and national leadership positions as Director of the Anglican Formation Program at the Atlantic School of Theology (1987), suffragan bishop of the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (1995), diocesan bishop (2002), co-chair of the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission (2006-2013). In July 2007, Fred was elected as the thirteenth Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and in January 2008 became the first Primate to be elected president of The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). He has travelled internationally to the Solomon Islands, Burundi, India, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia;
Master of Divinity, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Diocese of New Westminster
Lynne Taylor was born in Vancouver and presently lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. She is a pension benefits officer for the government of PEI, serving active members of the teachers’ pension plan, having worked earlier for the PEI Master Trust, a body of investment managers and administrators responsible for the assets of the MLA, teachers’ and civil servants’ pension plans. Lynne currently volunteers at Christ Church, Cherry Valley, where she has or presently serves as warden, treasurer and PWRDF representative. At the diocesan level in Prince Edward Island, Lynne has been a member of the Outreach and Social Justice Committee and on the Anglican Church Women’s diocesan board. She served for two years as treasurer of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, Calgary Alberta Chapter.
Professional Development Program, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University; BC Teaching Certificate; Canadian Securities Course
Diocese of Toronto
Lillian Newbery is a journalist with extensive experience as a reporter at the Canadian Press Toronto, CP Edmonton Bureau, Queen’s Park Gallery, Hamilton Spectator where she was its first female editorial writer, Toronto Star as medical writer including one year as the first and only full time writer on AIDS. As a freelance writer she has written for the United Church of Canada and was the communications coordinator for the Canadian Council of Churches. Lillian has served on numerous boards, including the Anglican Journal, Mississauga Hospital Foundation, and as President of the Wyldewood Road Ratepayers Association and Canadian Science Writers Association. Her church commitments include Rector’s Warden and Advisory Board at St. Peter’s Church, Erindale and coordinating with the Anglican United Refugee Alliance for parish sponsorship and resettlement of two refugee families in Canada.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Journalism, University of Western Ontario
Archdeacon John Clark
Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI
Archdeacon John Clarke is the rector of Saint Paul’s Church Charlottetown PEI. John was a General Synod member in 2001, 2004 and 2013. John would bring decades of parish focus as well as a strong liturgy development skill set to the Board. John expects to spend up to 10% of his time on PWRDF affairs, if elected to the board, as he is finishing his involvement in several other volunteer boards. John would be able to represent and promote the particular work of PWRDF in the Atlantic region, and make the resources readily available to the clergy in the parishes.
PWRDF was instrumental in bringing John to consider ordination and with over 25 years in parish ministry, he extensively used the materials and resources provided by PWRDF to raise money and awareness.
Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI)
The Reverend Margaret Dempster is currently in Valemount British Columbia, but will be moving to Ottawa in the fall. Margaret highlighted her Advocacy work, her finance background with the Ontario Public Service, and her work in professional training. She spearheaded the Human Trafficking conference at Sorrento in 2014 and is elected for 2016 to the International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) steering group and serves as the link between it and the Compass Rose Society.
The Reverend Gillian Hoyer
Gillian Hoyer is a transitional deacon in the Diocese of British Columbia. On behalf of PWRDF she has served as a parish representative in Victoria, BC, and on the PWRDF Youth Council (2011-2014), and travelled to a Canadian Foodgrains Bank project in Kenya (2009), and to partners Keiskamma Trust, South Africa (2012-2013), Cristosal Foundation, El Salvador (2014), and CoCoSI, El Salvador (2014 & 2015). Gillian is active on social media, maintains her own website and writes for the justgeneration.ca website. As a counsellor and mental health worker, she has worked with individuals who are street involved in Victoria and has advocated on their behalf to both social service providers and governmental bodies for rights and service. Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Victoria, British Columbia; Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University, New Brunswick; Master of Divinity, Huron University College, University of Western Ontario.
The Right Reverend David Irving
Diocese of Saskatoon
David came to Canada in 1986 to serve in the Diocese of Edmonton. He moved to British Columbia and served in three parishes before becoming the Executive Archdeacon for the diocese of Kootenay and a National Church Consultant for Gift Planning and Stewardship. In 2009 David was elected the twelfth bishop of Saskatoon. He is active on a number of National and Provincial committees that aim to meet the needs of those without homes, food or medical care. He and his wife Joan have spent a number of weeks in Vicente Guerrero assisting in building homes for the many impoverished migrant workers.
David was born in Carlisle, Cumbria and spent most of his youth in the north of England. He earned a B.Th. and M.Phil at Oxford. David and Joan have two adult children, who live in BC. Away from work David has a number of hobbies: model boat building, biking and sailing with his family.
Diocese of Calgary, Youth Council Liaison
Asha Kerr-Wilson lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and currently represents the Ecclesiastical Province of BC/Yukon, as well as recently taking on the role of Board Liaison. She recently graduated from the University of Regina with a BA in Environmental Studies, minoring in Justice Studies. Asha started on Youth Council as a representative of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupertsland and made the switch to representing BC/Yukon after moving to Vancouver in the hopes of finding a job in non-profit environmental conservation or environmental justice. Asha has found working with Youth Council both challenging and enriching as she has grown in her faith and in her passion to help others; she is looking forward to expanding her work with PWRDF in her new role as Board Liaison.
Murray MacAdam has decades of experience in social justice and advocacy on behalf of the marginalized in both Canada and the Global South, including a term as PWRDF Information Resources Officer from 1987-1991. As such he visited partners in Africa, Asia, and South America. More recently he worked as the Diocese of Toronto's Social Justice and Advocacy Consultant for more than ten years. He has had a long involvement with the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition and will continue as a half-time co-ordinator for another year or so. Murray is co-chair of the Peterborough Refugee Sponsor Committee.
Murray is an author and educator on topics of progressive social change and has written several books as sole or co-author, contributing to influential magazines such as The New Internationalist. His career reflects strong theological concerns in such a way as to ensure practical initiatives that see 'the gospel in action'.
Diocese of Qu'Appelle
Basil Pogue is a retired librarian from Regina, Saskatchewan, with extensive board experience in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle—Diocesan Council and Executive Committee, Legislation Committee Finance Committee. He has also served the wider community on the Board of the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry, the Steering Committee of South Saskatchewan Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA), and as a Director on the board of the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC). Basil and his wife Laura were awarded Canada 125 medals for their work in originating Project Turkey, a Christmas food hamper project, in collaboration with the Regina Food Bank. Adopted by the Regina business community in 1989, it continues today.