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Meet Our Volunteers

Learn about Diocesan Representatives, Youth Council and Honorary Associates

Diocesan Representatives

This special network of volunteers connects Anglicans and others to the work of PWRDF partners in Canada and internationally. They represent PWRDF in their dioceses and bring together PWRDF Parish Representatives to engage in the work of PWRDF.

Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada

PWRDF Diocesan Representatives are appointed by their Diocesan Council or Diocesan Synod and approved by their Diocesan Bishop. Together with the PWRDF Board of Directors, they comprise the voting membership of the PWRDF Corporation.

To contact your PWRDF Diocesan Representative or to learn more about becoming a Diocesan Representative, please email Kim Umbach.

If you’re interested in getting involved or volunteering within your own parish, please contact your Diocesan Representative below.

Diocese of Algoma – Cathy Pirrie

Diocese of Arctic – vacant

Diocese of Athabasca – The Reverend Terry Francis

Diocese of Brandon – Deb Clevett

Diocese of Caledonia – Camilla Gossom

Diocese of Calgary – vacant

Territory of the People – Joy Gothard

Diocese of Central Newfoundland – Debra Gill

Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador – The Reverend Debbie Pantin

Diocese of Edmonton – Jeff Hanger

Diocese of Fredericton – Deborah Edwards

Diocese of Huron – The Reverend Greg Jenkins

Diocese of Islands and Inlets (formerly Diocese of British Columbia) – Lynn Schumacher

Diocese of Kootenay – Ruth Simpson

Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikweesh – Reverend Ophelia Kam (Kamenawatamin)

Diocese of Montreal – The Reverend Roslyn Macgregor

Diocese of Moosonee – Ruth Corston

Diocese of New Westminster – The Reverend Joseph Dirbas

Diocese of Niagara – Kerry Lubrick

Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island – Chris Pharo

Diocese of Ontario – Sophie Kiwala

Diocese of Ottawa – The Reverend Patrick Stephens

Diocese of Qu’Appelle – Samuel Ferguson

Diocese of Quebec – Stephen Kohner

Diocese of Rupert’s Land – The Reverend Susan Smandych

Diocese of Saskatchewan – Sheryl Kimbley

Diocese of Saskatoon vacant

Diocese of Toronto – Vacant

Diocese of Western Newfoundland – Dr. Doreen Klassen

Diocese of Yukon – Betty Davidson

Honorary Associates

The Honorary Associate title is given for prolonged and exceptional volunteer service to PWRDF. No more than two individuals are honoured per year. Associates are awarded a certificate at the annual general meeting, to which all Honorary Associates are invited, or they are unable to attend, their bishops will make the presentation in the honorees’ home dioceses. Meet our Honorary Associates.

Youth Council

The Youth Council is a forum for significant dialogue and engagement by and for youth with the wider PWRDF organization. Members participate in developing and sustaining the justgeneration network of Anglican youth throughout Canada to support and promote PWRDF. The Youth Council also has a representative on the PWRDF Board of Directors.


Clare Urquhart, Diocese of New Westminster
Ecclesiastical Province of British Coloumbia Rep

Abuk Deng, Diocese of Qu’Appelle

Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land Rep

Heather Wilks Jenkins, Diocese of Huron

Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario Rep

Emmajane Donnan, Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador

Ecclesiastical Province of Canada Rep

Nadia Sinclair, Diocese of Brandon

Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) Youth Rep

Isacc Chartrand, Diocese of Brandon

Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) Youth Rep



Hannah Stilwell, Diocese of Nova Scotia/PEI

Promotions Lead

Tessa Muier, Diocese of Calgary

Resources Lead

Robyn Sulkko, Diocese of Ottawa

P&P Liaison

Charlotte Lilley, Diocese of Huron

Member at large

Duncan Chalmers, Diocese of New Westminster

Liaison to the Board

Barr Huether

Board Liaison to the Youth Council

Michael Kvern

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) Rep

The Rev. Val Kerr

Indigenous Knowledge Keeper

Learn more about the PWRDF youth movement.